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Jeffrey John Trapp of Nashotah, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2018 at the age of 74 at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc.
Jeff was born in Milwaukee on November 26, 1943 to parents Gilbert and Evelyn Trapp. He was raised in his early childhood in Milwaukee and then he and his parents moved to Nashotah in 1950. He graduated from Hartland Arrowhead High School in 1962. In 1964, he enlisted in the Army National Guard and was in the 32nd infantry “Red Arrow” division. He achieved rank of sergeant and served until 1970. He was deployed during the riots in the late 1960’s in Milwaukee, Madison and Janesville. He loved the Army National Guard and was proud to be a veteran.
Jeff worked as a draftsman and then worked most of his life as a blacksmith and welder. He was very creative and artistic, not only with iron works, but with carving, painting and drawing. Over the years, he created many beautiful ironwork pieces making spectacular one-of-a-kind sculptures and also items for functional use such as decorative railings. His works can be seen on many homes and businesses in the Lake Country area including the Oconomowoc Depot. His hobbies included unique cars, motorcycles, firearms and cannons, photography and spending time with friends. Anything heavy, loud or that went “boom” was a favorite! Jeff was known for his sense of humor, his artistry, and his kindness to everyone including pets.
He is survived by his daughter, Tracy (Tim) Redman and many friends and acquaintances he made during his life. He is preceded in death by his parents Gilbert “Gil” and Evelyn “Evie,” and his former wife Barbara Anstey.
Thank you to the staff at Waukesha Memorial Hospital and AngelsGrace Hospice for their endless support and care. You truly make a difference!
Final rest is Gardens of Stone Bank Cemetery. No formal services will be held. Memorials are appreciated to AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc.
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn this man’s death. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” General George S. Patton