Elterine Trapp

Elterine Alice "Ellie" Trapp (Stuesse)

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Elterine “Ellie” Alice Trapp (nee Stuesse), 99, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Ivy Manor in West Bend. She was born on September 22, 1921 in Milwaukee to John and Elterine (nee Anderson) Stuesse. Ellie served in the Unites States Navy and enjoyed her many years at the phone company. She loved to make afghans, cooking, canning and playing cards. Ellie was a member of Our Lady of Good Hope.

Ellie is survived by her son, Douglas Trapp; grandchildren, Douglas R. Trapp and Monica Grunfelder; great-grandchildren, Elaina and Tyler Trapp; great-great-grandchildren, Samantha and Makaya Grunfelder; sisters Vera Waligorski and Margret Brown. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Ellie is preceded in death by her husband, Russell Trapp, daughter Cheryl Trapp and her parents.

A Graveside Service will be at 1:00PM on Monday, December 28, 2020 at Graceland Cemetery in Milwaukee.

A special thank you to the staff at the West Bend Ivy Manor for the loving care provided.
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    Monday, December 28th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Monday, December 28th, 2020 1:00pm
    Graceland Cemetery
    6401 N. 43rd St
    Milwaukee, WI 53209
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Laura Landvatter

Posted at 09:03am
At Ivy Manor Ellie would join our activities enthusiastically, even our exercise routine, always open to enjoyment. I really appreciated how she would laugh out loud at our corny jokes! She spoke lovingly of her son Douglas often, and was always kind to other residents. We will greatly miss her.
Laura Landvatter
Activity Director at Ivy Manor

charlotte schwieger

Posted at 01:18pm
Doug, we are sorry for your loss. Our family is send love right now.
Charlotte (omicron)

Nancy Herdt

Posted at 03:42pm
So sorry to hear of Elterine's passing. One of the most important things a woman can do is raise good children. Elterine accomplished this, her son Douglas, there to the end, his hand taking hers. Most significant was the relationship the two had, many times, Doug said she and his father were his best friends. He looked after her at her home, letting her have the opportunity to stay in her own home for so long. Then he moved her to the town where he resided so that he might make daily visits. Those daily visits were a part of his routine, observing activities at the manor and taking part in some as well. Her family members shall enjoy the warmth of the many Afghans she created for years to come! Elterine, you did good! Your work on earth is done, rest in peace!
Blessing and condolences to Douglas and the rest of her family.
Nancy Herdt

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