Gerald G. Papisan, 79, Saint Joseph, MO

Published 11/30 2015 10:49AM

Updated 11/30 2015 10:49AM

Gerald G. Papisan, 79, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Saturday, November 28, 2015 at a Saint Joseph health care center.

He was born December 7, 1935 in Crystal Spring, Mississippi, son of Nann & Wilbert Papisan.

He served in the Navy during the Korean War then married Anita Nelson on February 25, 1959, and she survives of the home.

Gerald worked at Mead Products, and retired from Weyerhauser as a ink printer. He was a member of the DeKalb Christian Church. Gerald loved country music and played the steel guitar. He also loved to fish. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, Robert Dean Papisan.

He is survived by wife, Anita Papisan of the home, daughters, Barb (Jim) Wheeler, Cindy Wheeler, and Hope Easter of St. Joseph, MO, eight grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. He is one of eleven children.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm on Thursday with a Memorial Service at 2:00 pm at the Rupp Funeral Home. He has been cremated under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home.

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