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Micki Rappe

July 19, 1943 — May 12, 2017

Micki Rappe

MARY K. “MICKI” RAPPÉ, 73, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 12:48 P.M. on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 Charleston Avenue in Mattoon, IL.  Rev. Adam Jacobsen will officiate.   Burial will be in the Mound Cemetery in Charleston, IL.   Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, May 19, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mattoon, IL, with a prayer service immediately following, by Rev. Paul Hopkins of St. Paul’s.   The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Micki was born on July 19, 1943 in Charleston, IL.   She was a daughter of Vernon F. and Barbara G. “Jenny” (Weeks) Glass.

Micki is survived by three children, Ronald J. Rappé Jr. of Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Mindy Leanne Catanzaro and her husband Mike of Arcola, IL; and Randall L. Rappé and his wife Sheri of Mattoon, IL; five grandchildren: Aaron J. Watkins of New Haven, IN; Gianna Catanzaro of Arcola, IL; Olivia Catanzaro of Nashville, TN; and Ryan and Sydney Rappé of Mattoon, IL; two cats, Milo and Kiki.

She was preceded in death by her parents and only sister, Lee (Glass) Dallas.

Micki was a 1961 graduate of Charleston High School.   She lived in Los Angeles, CA as a young parent before moving back to central Illinois. She retired from the Charleston City Clerk’s Office in 2003 with thirty years of service. She also worked many years for Dick Lynch when he was the Coles County Coroner.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mattoon, IL where she served with the Ladies Aid and the Altar Guild.   For decades, Micki sang tenor in the church choir.

Micki was a gifted pianist.  She will be remembered for her eclectic taste in music, and always having a great playlist as background music, which was one way she connected with so many people throughout her life. She was an avid supporter of the American Heart Association and the Arcola Food Pantry, and had run 5Ks for them and the Color Run.

Micki also enjoyed traveling. She had visited Ireland, Italy, Hawaiian Islands, the Philippines, New Orleans, and always looked forward to annual trips to Myrtle Beach with the Catanzaro clan, as well as her explorations with them to different cities before and after their beach time.

Memorials May be made to National Brain Tumor Society (‘Defeat GBM’ in memo), St. John’s Choir, or Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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