Thomas Trapp, 69, of Sanborn, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, surrounded by his family at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Zion Lutheran Church in Sanborn with Pastor Matthew Sprunger officiating. Interment was in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Sanborn, with Military Honors by the Sanborn American Legion.
Thomas Henry Trapp was born on July 19, 1945, in Springfield, Brown County, Minnesota to Ernest and Alvina Trapp. He graduated from Sanborn High School in 1963. While in high school, Thomas joined the Navy Reserve and was in active duty with the U.S. Navy from 1963-1965. Returning from the navy he worked in St Paul at the airport as a mechanic for a few years. Thomas returned to Sanborn and worked for Hogan and Trebesch Construction Company. He farmed north of Sanborn for many years, retired from farming in the mid 1980s, then served as the chief of police in Sanborn. After a long career being chief of police in Sanborn, he took a position as Chief of Security at Jackpot Junction. In the late 1980s, he went to work for M.R. Paving & Excavating Company, driving dump truck for them until recently.
Thomas studied at Willmar Community College and graduated in 1992. He married Connie Albertson in 1967 until that marriage was dissolved. He married Darlene Mude on June 29, 1996, at St Johns Lutheran Church in Springfield
He was a lifetime member of the Zion Lutheran Church and an active member of the Sanborn American Legion. Thomas was also very dedicated in deer hunting with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene Trapp, of Sanborn; sons, Jon Trapp and wife Sheri and their children Jake, Nick and Abby of Elkhorn, Neb., Jason Trapp and wife Jen and their children Jazmyn, Deanna, Angelik and Cassidy of Jordan, and Jared Trapp and wife Amanda and their child Taylor of Menomonie,Wisc.; daughter Lisa and special friend Christian and their children Blake, Brandon and Bentley of Alexandria; and brother, Ernest Trapp, Jr. of Lamberton. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter; his parents; and a sister-in-law.
Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield was entrusted with funeral arrangements.