His wishes were to be cremated. Interment will take place at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery in Aberdeen, with no formal services being held.
Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements. Friends may sign Donald’s online guestbook at www.schriversmemorial.com
Donald E. Rappe was born May 16, 1946, to William and Magdalena (Alexander) Rappe in Aberdeen, SD. This is the area where he was raised. Donald attended Aberdeen public schools and was a graduate of Aberdeen Central High School.
Donald was united in marriage to Marjorie Lang on February 6, 1970. The couple made Aberdeen their home, where Donald worked in the Detailing Department of Pierson Ford for 30 years. Donald and Marjorie raised their son Micheal, and shared just over 35 years of marriage before she passed away on February 12, 2005. Donald remained living in Aberdeen until 2011, when he moved to Hermitage, TN to be closer to his son. He was residing in Hermitage at the time of his death.
In his spare time, Donald enjoyed working on cars, gardening, and doing crafts, especially wreath making.
Surviving Donald is his son, Micheal Rappe of Nashville, TN; one brother, Ronnie (Norma) Rappe of Sioux City, Iowa; and two sisters: Della (Richard) Beffert of Lawton, Iowa and Violet Lyons of Sacramento, CA.
Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie; his parents, William and Magdalena; and two sisters.