September 2, 1938 - September 15, 2020
Theodore E. (Ted) Dappen, age 82, passed from this life on September 15, 2020 in Joplin, Missouri. Ted was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on September 2, 1938 to William E. and Irene H. (Reid) Dappen. Ted graduated from Dawson High School in 1957. He served in the United States Army in 1962 and 1963. Ted farmed for several years. He then went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad in 1974 until his retirement. He married Grace Ann on November 5, 1987. Ted delighted in outdoor activities. Some of his favorite pursuits were farming, boating, fishing, and music just to name a few. He was an avid Cornhusker fan, cheering them to victory at every opportunity. He could often be found tinkering in his shop and trying new things. Ted was a friend to all who met him. Being a devout Christian, he offered his services at Grace Harbor Baptist Church in many ways and was a blessing to all. He enjoyed eating breakfast at the Green Country café and making trips to Harbor Freight for new tools. Above all he loved his family. His grandchildren and great grandchildren deeply loved their Papa. Ted was preceded in death by his parents and twin sons. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Grace; sons, Stephen (Linda) Dappen, and Cleo Reed; daughters, Maryann (Sam) Beets, Cynthia (Jimmy) Bauman, Kathy (Jamie) VanStavern and Jennifer (Jerry) Rathmann. 10 grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren A memorial Service will be held at 2 pm. on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Grace Harbor Baptist Church, Grove, Oklahoma, under the direction of Nichols-Stephens Funeral & Cremation Services. A grave side service in Salem, Nebraska to be held at a later date.
Theodore E. (Ted) Dappen, age 82, passed from this life on September 15, 2020 in Joplin, Missouri. Ted was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on September 2, 1938 to William E. and Irene H. (Reid) Dappen. Ted graduated from Dawson High School in 1957.... View Obituary & Service Information
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