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Charles Wayne Chap, age 76, passed away in Davenport, Iowa, on March 3, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday March 8, 2018 at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton, Iowa. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday, March 7th at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery, Clinton. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association, the Charles W. Chap Memorial Fund.

Charles was born to Charles L. and Estelle (Cherye) Chap on January 27, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in Western Springs, Illinois, where he received all primary and secondary education before attending Illinois State University, graduating in 1964 with a degree in education. Charles married Charlene Marie Blount in Clinton, Iowa, on May 22, 1965. He began his career as a math teacher and golf coach at Alleman Catholic High School in Rock Island, Illinois. After leaving his career in teaching, Charles was employed as a manufacturing engineer at Deere & Company. In 1985, he and his family moved to Tucson, Arizona. He finished his career at Weiser Lock, retiring in 2003. Chuck, as he was fondly known to most family and friends, enjoyed golfing, dancing, attending baseball games, home improvement projects and yearly road trips to visit new places, family and friends. He will be greatly missed and always remembered with a smile by those who knew him.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, then Charlene in 2002, after 37 years of marriage. He is survived by their four children: Timothy C. (Shannon) Chap of Bettendorf, IA, Scott M. Chap of Redondo Beach, CA, Peter J. Chap of Patagonia, AZ, and Amy M. Meakin of Tucson, AZ; seven beloved grandchildren: Hayden, Nolan, Joe, and Cooper Chap; Chesed and Carlos Chap; and Matthew Meakin; and his brother, Alan Rick (Janet) Chap of Chevy Chase, MD The family acknowledges and will be eternally grateful for the precious and loving care that Charles received from the staff at the Kahl Home staff and from Genesis Hospice. Online condolences may be shared at www.papefh.com.
Published on March 4, 2018
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