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Theodore F. Gaulrapp
Theodore F. Gaulrapp, age 87 of Monroe, Wisconsin, died on Sunday, July 19, 2009, at Pleasant View Nursing Home. He was born April 2, 1922, the son of Clement and Catherine (Divan) Gaulrapp and attended local schools and went to shoe repair school in Milwaukee. Theodore entered the U.S. Army on October 19, 1942 at Camp Grant, Illinois and was as an automotive mechanic serving overseas at Normandy in Northern France, the Ardennes and Rhineland in Central Europe, and was discharged on December 6, 1945 as a TEC 5 at Camp Grant, Illinois. He received one Service Stripe, three Overseas Bars, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with one Silver Battle Star, Good Conduct Medal, and World War II Victory Medal.

Theodore married Lucille Morris on May 4, 1943 and they farmed in the area. Ted also worked for Western Newell Curtain Rod Factory in Freeport and owned and operated Ted's Shoe Repair in Monroe, later selling to the Cobblers II. He was a member of St. Victor Catholic Church, Monroe Knights of Columbus, Zilmer Riley American Legion Post #84, Cecil Jones VFW Post #2312, and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #754. Ted loved farming, gardening, and small engine repair.

Surviving are his wife, Lucille Gaulrapp; children, Daniel (Nancy) Gaulrapp, Dave (Maureen) Gaulrapp, Don (Carol) Gaulrapp, Sandy (Butch) Kaempfer, and Douglas (Jane) Gaulrapp; brother, Edward "Dutch" Gaulrapp; sister, Rosemary Love; sister-in-law, Cora Stine; and grandchildren, Justin, Brian and Kevin Gaulrapp, Sarah, and Katie Gaulrapp, Lindsey (Ben) Mau, Miranda and Jacob Kaempfer, and Andria Gaulrapp. He was predeceased by his parents and half-brother, Frank Stine.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at St. VICTOR CATHOLIC CHURCH with Monsignor Thomas Campion and Fr. Michael E. Klarer Con-Celebrants. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Monroe with military graveside services by Zilmer Riley American Legion Post #84.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME in Monroe with Knights of Columbus Rosary service at 8 p.m.

A memorial fund is being established in Ted's memory.