|Hilton Lewis Rapley 83, of Lynn Township died at Port Huron Hospital in Port Huron. Michigan Saturday October 2, 1999. He has been in failing health for several years and a patient for a week.
Hilton was born October 3, 1915 in Lynn Township the son of the former Fred and Elizabeth Hodgins Rapley. His marriage to Helen Tice was in Yale September 24, 1938.
He was a lifelong area farmer, a graduate of Yale High School in 1933 and member of Cole United Methodist Church.
Surviving is his loving wife of 61 years, Helen and his daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Ronald Doederlein of Waterford; four grandchildren, James (Vicki) and David (Fami) Doederlein, Shawn Rapley and Rachel (Alan) Thompson; 11 great-grandchildren; his brothers William (Marion) and Jack (Olive) all of Yale and sisters Katherine (Sylvester) Krupa of Troy and Mildred (Kenneth) Loding of Applegate. He is preceded in death by a son Howard May 4, 1986 and a brother Frederick and his wife Nora.
In appreciation of his life, family and friends, a funeral service will be shared at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday at Kaatz Funeral Directors, Yale. Rev, Hal Phillips pastor of Capac United Methodist Churches and Rev. Pat Robbins, pastor of Cole United Methodist Church will officiate and traditional graveside services will be at Elmwood Cemetery, Yale ,Michigan.
Memorials are suggested to Cole United Methodist Church or Visiting Nurse Association. Visiting hours are Sunday 3 - 6:OOP.M. and Monday 2 - 4 & 6-8:00 P.M. and 9:30 A.M. Tuesday.