Ted M. Tappe

Born: Wed., Dec. 30, 1953
Died: Sun., Apr. 13, 2014


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 20, 2014
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Mon., Apr. 21, 2014
Location: St. Francis Catholic Church

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   Mr. Ted M. Tappe, 60, of Quincy, died at 7:19 p.m. Sunday (April 13, 2014) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born December 30, 1953 in Quincy, Ted was the son of Melvin E. and Wanda L. Wiseman Tappe.  He married Raina Marten on April 1, 1997 in Reno, Nevada. She survives.

   Ted had a passion for music, playing lead guitar and singing in bands since he was 11 years old. He was well known throughout the area with many bands over the years, his most recent being "The Horn Dogs".  Ted was also active with the Mid Mississippi Muddy Waters Blues Society, operating the sound and lights during the Blues in the Park events. Ted's summertime activities were mowing his yard and grilling by the pool. He was devoted to his family and he loved following his children sporting events.

   A 1972 graduate of Quincy High School, Ted followed in the family business, Tappe's Sporting Goods. In 1983 he opened his own business, Ted's Shirt Shack, which he operated with his brother, Marty.

   Survivors include his wife, Raina; four children, Austin Tappe and Alyson Tappe of the home and Nick Tappe (Suzanne) and Luke Tappe both of Quincy; a grandson, Ayden Tappe of Quincy; a sister, Terri Conner (Mark) of Austin, TX; two brothers, Tim Tappe (Diane) and Marty Tappe both of Quincy; his father in law and mother in law, John and  Donna Marten of Quincy; two sisters in law, Kathy Tappe and Vickey Haxel (Michael) both of Quincy; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Tappe was preceded in death by his parents;  a brother, Tony Tappe; and a nephew, Corey Haxel.

   Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9:30 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home and at 10:00 in St. Francis Solanus Church by the Rev. Tom Shaughnessy.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Sunday afternoon from 3:00 to 7:00 and Monday until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Quincy Notre Dame Football Program.

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Karen Wuestenfeld
   Posted Tue April 15, 2014
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I've known Ted for many years. I was a Girl Scout leader for many years and Ted would supply us with the white T-shirts any time we called. Our troop would Tie-dye them with other troops. Our troop was able to fly to Colorado for a trip. We would not have been able to do that without Ted's help getting the T-shirts. He was an AWESOME, CARING PERSON.. I am glad to have known him. With Prayers for all of you, Karen Wuestenfeld

Joanne (JoJo Powers) & Jeff Bergman
   Posted Tue April 15, 2014
To all the Tappe's & Marten's deepest sympathy for your loss. He is with God & many prayer's to you all.

Russ Welchert
   Posted Tue April 15, 2014
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Tappe family. I am sorry to hear of your loss.

Barb Stephens
   Posted Tue April 15, 2014
Praying that God may give you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

Vicki McDougall
   Posted Tue April 15, 2014
Hi Raina: Just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you and to send you my deepest condolences. Even though Ted is in a much better place now it still doesn't help the fact that you have lost your husband, best friend, and father of your two children. You've always been a tough cookie so I know you'll get through this too in time. Love, Vicki

Jane And Bill
   Posted Tue April 15, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers sent to you.may god comfort .I will miss him so much .hugs to a wonderful family.

Christine (Smith) Bangert
   Posted Tue April 15, 2014
I went to high school with Ted and graduated with him in 1972. He was always such a nice decent guy.
I'm very sorry for your loss and I'm sure he will be missed by many. God Bless you during this sad and hard time with comfort, peace, and strength.
Chris Smith

Dan Burton
   Posted Tue April 15, 2014
My deepest sympathies to the entire family. Ted was one of the truly good guys, and he will be missed. May he rest in peace.

Matt, Luann, Landon and Lauren Brown
   Posted Tue April 15, 2014
Dear Tappe Family,
We cannot imagine what you are going through right now. Ted fought so hard during the past 6 1/2 years. Your story has inspired our family and the entire community. It was such an honor to meet Ted and your family through Mudcats. We are continuing to send prayers your way. Your family's strength is truly amazing.
Your Mudcat Friends, Matt, Luann, Landon and Lauren Brown

Tom and Janice Carter
   Posted Tue April 15, 2014
Dear John and Donna and Tappe Family,

We are keeping you in our prayers and asking for the Lord to grant you strength at this time of loss. Keep your treasured memories close to your heart.

Tom, Janice, Jana and Joe

John and Deanne Keating and family
   Posted Tue April 15, 2014
Sorry to hear of your loss, our prayers are with your family.

Jamie Mabie
   Posted Wed April 16, 2014
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Tappe family. Great guy and musician.

The Mabie Family
Jamie, Theresa, Tyler and Maddy

Jerri Harris(Tomeka's Aunt)
   Posted Wed April 16, 2014
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and Luke.

Tom and Marlene Hellhake
   Posted Wed April 16, 2014
Our thoughts are with you all as you have suffered a tremendous loss. We pray that God will carry you through this time of sadness and give you peace. May all your fond memories uplift your spirits. Our deepest sympathy to all the extended Tappe family.

David & Vicki Bach
   Posted Wed April 16, 2014
Vicki & I wish we could be with you all for the funeral. You are all in our prayers. He was a dear friend, a good man & one heck of a guitar player. I am honored to have known him & to have shared a stage with him.


Tammy & John Rupp
   Posted Wed April 16, 2014
Raina & Family:
So sorry to hear of Ted's passing. May god be lifting him up now. Sincere wishes for you all.

Matt & Becky Jansen Coelho
   Posted Wed April 16, 2014
Ted is now playing in Heaven's Band with so many of the great ones and he will fit in along with them.

God bless you all in your time of loss. Remember your daddy and brother and grandpa with smiles of good times spent.

james@nancy Boatman
   Posted Wed April 16, 2014
We are so sorry to hear about Ted; love and prayers James and Nancy Boatman

Richard and Fern Heitholt
   Posted Fri April 18, 2014
We are saddened to hear of Ted's passing. He waged a valiant battle to overcome an insidious disease. Furthermore, Ted represented the fine heritage of the Tappe family which means so much to all who know them.
We treasure our long friendships.
May God's Blessings and your favorite memories of a good guy help you through the days ahead. Best wishes.

Sam Johnson
   Posted Fri April 18, 2014
Always looked foreword to visiting the Tappe guys bored meetings, Ted will be missed.

Dick Cook and Family
   Posted Fri April 18, 2014
Raina so sorry to hear about Ted. I know he had a long battle that he fought so hard to beat. We are thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Please stay in touch, wish we could come see you more often.

Dick Cook

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