Richard Harold Trapp

October 12, 1925 ~ November 18, 2020 (age 95)


Richard "Zook" Trapp, 95, of Marshall died on Wednesday November 18, 2020 at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor following a short illness.
Richard was born on October 12, 1925 in Baroda, Michigan to Edward and Martha Trapp. He graduated from Buchanan High School in 1943 and immediately joined the United States Marine Corps. He served during World War II in the Pacific Islands and he was also called back to serve during the Korean War. On August 23, 1947 he married Janet E. Haslett in Buchanan and was married to her for 73 years.
Richard was an accountant for most of his life, finally retiring in 1987 from Davis Oil in Battle Creek. He also worked for Cal Whitbeck CPA in Battle Creek and was the Treasurer for the City of Springfield. Richard was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Marshall, Buchanan Lions Club, and The Marshall Mates square dance club. He was an avid golfer and upon reaching the age of 78, he shot consistently below his age. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, gardening, doing puzzles, but especially enjoyed spending time with his family. He was deeply loved by his entire family.
He is survived by his wife Janet; children Judy (John) Schneider, Joan (Bob) Bennett, Jim (Judy) Trapp, and John (Barri Rosenbluth) Trapp; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and eleven siblings.
A private family service will take place in Buchanan at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Richard's memory may be given to Marshall Community Foundation, 614 Homer Road Marshall MI 49068 (, 269-781-2273.) Memorial contributions may also be mailed to the Kempf Funeral Home, PO Box 519, Marshall, MI 49068. Leave a personal message for the family and sign the online guestbook at


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Marshall Community Foundation
614 Homer Road, Marshall MI 49068

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