Adrian Daily Telegram, Sunday, April 13, 2008, pg 2A Edward B. Rapin, Jr. Obit RAISIN TWP. — Edward B. Rapin, Jr., age 53, of Raisin Township, died April 11, 2008.
He was born November 21, 1954, in Detroit to Edward (Sr.) and Florence (Bishop) Rapin. Both preceded him in death.
Edward served in the U.S. Navy before settling in Michigan. He met his best friend, Barbara, while stationed in Boston, Mass. They were married on October 17, 1975, in Cranston, R.I. He graduated from Western Michigan University. He was employed by General Motors Powertrain, Toledo, Ohio, retiring as a UAW representative and Trustee of Local 14. He was a devoted husband and father and an avid fisherman and gardener.
Barbara remains along with the five children they were blessed with: Benjamin (Holly) of Grand Rapids, Kristin of Fredericksburg, Va., and Matt (Melissa) Rapin, Marie Rapin, and LeeAnn Rapin, all of Tecumseh.
He is further survived by his nine younger siblings and their families: Mary Langham, Florence Humphreys, David Rapin, Frank Rapin, Donald Rapin, Joan Gaglio, Therese Rains, Michelle Klima, and Melissa Hilton.
A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday April 15, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Tecumseh with the Rev. Fr. Daniel Wheeler officiating. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. on Wednesday April 16, 2008, at Brookside Cemetery with military honors performed by the Tecumseh American Legion Post #34 and Tecumseh VFW Post #4187.
Visitation will take place from 2 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2008, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, and at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of funeral mass.
A scripture service will also take place at 7:30 p.m. on Monday at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh.