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Klapp, David E.
David E. "Pete" Klapp, 89, of Galesburg, Ill. died 12:20 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2013 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital. He was born August 8, 1923 in Quincy, Ill. to Sonny and Eva M. Holder Klapp.

He married Marion L. Fiene in Caldwell, Kan. in 1948. She survives. Also surviving is a daughter, Kristie A. (and Brad) Zessin of Wheaton, Ill. and three grandchildren, Margaret Zessin, James Zessin and Michael Zessin. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Pete was a self-employed excavator for 51 years and retired in 1985. He was a U.S. Army Veteran for four years serving in Okinawa. He was a member of the former Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Galesburg.

Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2013 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Visitation will be 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Friday at the chapel. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery, Galesburg with military rites by Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post #285. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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