Gary was born October 7, 1942 in Kewanee the son of Lawrence and Mildred Lundeen Rapp. He attended school in the Bishop Hill and Galva area. His marriage to Donna Mae Williams took place on April 6, 1962 in Kewanee. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary earlier this year. He did odd jobs early in his life. At age 19 he went to work for Buffy Zimmerman Masonry, then later for Eldon P. Zimmerman. He retired from Double S Masonry of Geneseo, IL. After retiring, he worked on his own and helped repair several buildings in Cambridge.
Those surviving are his wife, Donna, a daughter, Lori Doyle, Cambridge, a son, Robert Rapp, Taylorville, IL, three granddaughters, Kellie Doyle (fiancé Kevin Meyn), Aurora, IL, Chyenne and Tori Rapp of Rock Island, three brothers, Howard Rapp, Galva, Dennis Rapp, Cambridge, Harland (Cindy) Rapp, Cambridge, four sisters, Elaine (Raymond) VanSkike, Monmouth, IL, Sharon (Gerry) Verstraete, Moline, Pat (John) Seys, Coal Valley, and Cindy (Marv) VanDyke, Cambridge, several nieces and nephews. His parents, two nieces, and one nephew preceded him in death. The family requests casual dress at the visitation and funeral service.