Pauline B. Rapp, 84

Pauline Belle Rapp, 84, of LaFontaine, died at 5:08 pm, Sunday, June 7, 2015, peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family. 

She was born March 9, 1931, in Waltz Township, Wabash County,  to Elvert D. and Amanda (Sutton) Tinkel.

Pauline was a 1949 graduate of LaFontaine High School.  She married Paul W. Rapp in Wabash on June 15, 1952.   he owned Pauline's Bake Shop in LaFontaine for 38 years, until 2010.  She enjoyed baking and baked over 3400 cakes, including 2,200 wedding cakes, and made 6,000 pounds of mints, and over 1,000 pounds of noodles. 

She is best known in her family for homemade chicken and noodles, and homemade pies.  Pauline was a member of the Woodland Hills Church of Christ in Marion and a member of the Riverside Home Ec Club for 60-plus years.

She is survived by her husband, Paul W. Rapp of LaFontaine, six children, Beverly (Dave) Howard of Swayzee, Kenneth (Angie) Rapp of Wabash, Gary (Kathleen) Rapp of Carmel, Daniel (Deborah) Rapp of Wabash, Douglas Rapp of LaFontaine, and Mary Jane (Tom) Finicle of Wabash; 13 grandchildren, Christopher (Megan) Rapp of Wabash, Lori (Jason) Cates of Swayzee, Stacy (Brian) Litwin of Longmont, Colo., Vicki Howard of Nashville, Tenn., Alecia Rapp of Wabash, Amanda Rapp of Carmel, Heather Rapp of Wabash, Erica Rapp of Carmel, Andrew Finicle and Jeffrey Finicle, both of Wabash, Ashley (Aaron) Dague of Converse, Stephanie (Zachary) Hickman of Montpelier, and Winter Ward of LaFontaine, and 11 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Mildred Green.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, Bruce Everett officiating.  Burial will be in LaFontaine Cemetery.  Friends may call 4-8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home and 1 hour prior to the service on Thursday.

Preferred memorial is Woodland Hills Church of Christ.

The memorial guest book for Pauline may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Jun 09