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Charles W. Chap - 76

1/27/1942 - 3/3/2018

Davenport, Iowa

Charles Wayne Chap, age 76, passed away in Davenport, Iowa, on March 3, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday March 8, 2018 at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton, Iowa. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday, March 7th at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery, Clinton. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, the Charles W. Chap Memorial Fund. Charles was born to Charles L. and Estelle (Cherye) Chap on January 27, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in Western Springs, Illinois, where he received all primary and secondary education before attending Illinois State University, graduating in 1964 with a degree in education. Charles married Charlene Marie Blount in Clinton, Iowa, on May 22, 1965. He began his career as a math teacher and golf coach at Alleman Catholic High School in Rock Island, Illinois. After leaving his career in teaching, Charles was employed as a manufacturing engineer at Deere & Company. In 1985, he and his family moved to Tucson, Arizona. He finished his career at Weiser Lock, retiring in 2003. “Chuck,” as he was fondly known to most family and friends, enjoyed golfing, dancing, attending baseball games, home improvement projects and yearly road trips to visit new places, family and friends. He will be greatly missed and always remembered with a smile by those who knew him. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, then Charlene in 2002, after 37 years of marriage. He is survived by their four children: Timothy C. (Shannon) Chap of Bettendorf, IA, Scott M. Chap of Redondo Beach, CA, Peter J. Chap of Patagonia, AZ, and Amy M. Meakin of Tucson, AZ; seven beloved grandchildren: Hayden, Nolan, Joe, and Cooper Chap; Chesed and Carlos Chap; and Matthew Meakin; and his brother, Alan Rick (Janet) Chap of Chevy Chase, MD The family acknowledges and will be eternally grateful for the precious and loving care that Charles received from the staff at the Kahl Home staff and from Genesis Hospice. Online condolences may be shared at


Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday, March 7th at the funeral home.


Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday March 8, 2018 at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton, Iowa. Burial will be in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery, Clinton.



    on 03/05/18

  • Steve Riexinger

    on 03/05/18

    I am sorry for your loss Tim and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
  • Debra Beyerlein

    on 03/05/18

    Mr. Chap was my freshman algebra teacher at Alleman. Before him I never was good at math. I was straight A's through all of my advanced math because of him. 40 years later I was still tutoring college math because of how well he taught. I've even worked in math on Ft. Knox with soldiers and their math thanks to him! My brother and I have spoken about him often. So sad to hear of his passing as well as his wife. He came back to our class after getting married and we all noticed his wedding ring!
  • Betty and Richard De Wispelaere

    on 03/06/18

    Dear Tim, Scott, Amy and Peter Sadden to hear about your Dad. We have fond Memories of our visits to As. Your parents were always so open when we came. One memory was the day at Lake Mc bride That your Dad let Stacy steer his boat. I still c u Tim and Scott standing next to her Just one memory of our time with your family. Stacy was thrilled. Natasha remembers her trip to c Amy and how gracious your folks were. Deepest Sympathy to all of your family. Sending hugs to all Betty and Richard De Wispelaere
  • Rick Cherye

    on 03/07/18

    Very sorry to hear of cousin Chuck's passing. I have great memories of summer vacations staying with him as kids and a visit on one of his road trips. My condolences to brother Rick and all his children and grand children.
  • Brian A Landry

    on 03/09/18

    I was a good friend of Chuck through the Knight of Columbus at St Pius X and have tried to get in touch with him since he left for Iowa. Chuck and I would have coffee on Saturday mornings and go over donuts sales and receipts. I was his helper and we would joke and talk about a mutual friend that he and I knew. I send my prayers and condolences to his family. God has been given a great man and I know he is at peace. God Bless.

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