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Michael L. Trapp

Posted on Jan. 8, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

Nov. 24, 1959 - Jan. 3, 2013

ELKHART — Michael L. “Trapper” Trapp, 53, of Elkhart, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, in his home.

Michael was born Nov. 24, 1959, in Mishawaka to Earl Trapp and Alyse “Bonnie” (Gibson) Lewandowski.

He married Deborah Scoville 34 years ago in Elkhart.

She survives, along with a daughter, Shannon (Trent) McDowell; two sons, John J. (Nichole) Metz and Zachary E.Trapp; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his grandmother, Amy Gibson of Elkhart; his mother; and three sisters of LaGrange.

He was the owner of a carpet cleaning business and a member of Grace Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and played softball in Elkhart for 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his beloved grandfather James Gibson.

A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Grace Baptist Church, 53980 C.R. 17, Bristol. Pastor Michael Quierry will officiate.

Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Grace Baptist Church Youth Group.