The Norman Transcript

Obituaries

August 23, 2013

Pastor Martin L. Mappes

NORMAN — Pastor Martin L. Mappes, 87 years of age, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany. He was born Feb. 23, 1926, in Norman to his late parents, Henry and Wilhelmina Hansmeyer Mappes.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He attended St. John’s College in Winfield, Kan., and graduated from the Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo., in 1954. His dedicated vocation as a Lutheran pastor for 60 years included St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Topeka, Kan., Trinity Lutheran Church in Ramona, Kan., Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoyleton, Ill., Trinity Lutheran Church in Salina, Kan., Christus Victor Lutheran Church in Knoxville, Tenn., and lastly Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Georgetown, Ind., where he served from 1976 through his retirement in 1989. Pastor Mappes was most recently a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in New Albany, Ind.

Pastor Mappes was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Liesha and Katlyn.

We celebrate Martin’s strong and abiding faith in God, his deep love of family, his generosity to others and his faithful service to the flock that he shepherded.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, the former Doris M. Awe; children Brian Mappes (Lisa), Teresa Brown (Don) and Marty Mappes (Gina); siblings Elsie (Hank), Arlene, Pauline (Roy), Dorothy, Mary Margaret, Wilma (George), Nancy and Carolyn; and 13 grandchildren, Zachary, Heidi (Kevin), Sara, Ryan, Carter, Lauren (Jason), Jordyn, Cameron, Joshua, Samendia, Eva, Jefferson and Zyf.

Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, with funeral services at 5 p.m. in Havenbrook Funeral Home chapel.

Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at IOOF Cemetery in Norman.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to “Jesus in Lord,” “Kids Against Hunger” or hte Indiana District LWML Scholarship Fund for Church Workers. Checks should be made payable to Grace Lutheran Church and designated for the appropriate memorial.

Arrangements for Pastor Mappes and his family were placed in the care of the Vice family at Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman.

Online condolences may be shared at HavenbrookFuneralHome.com.

Norman Transcript, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Gary Paul Butler

    Gary Paul Butler was born Dec. 18, 1955, to Donald and Dolores (Hobaugh) Butler. He departed this life Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Oklahoma City, at the age of 58....

    April 23, 2014

  • Gordon F. Grissom

    Gordon F. Grissom, 75, Noble, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Norman. He was born March 26, 1939, to Cyrus Dion and Nellie Stufflebean Grissom in Noble. Gordon fought an extremely courageous battle for three months with a rare lung ...

    April 23, 2014

  • Jerry Maurice Harkrider

    Jerry Maurice Harkrider, 57, of Norman, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014. He was born Feb. 12, 1957, in Crawfordsville, Ind., to James and Barbara Harkrider....

    April 23, 2014

  • Edwin Thomas Gossage

    Memorial services for Edwin Thomas Gossage, 31, of Norman, will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 2, at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence, Kan. He died Friday, April 18, 2014, in Norman....

    April 23, 2014

  • Lt. Col. (USAF) Carl Everett Cloud

    Retired Lt. Col. (USAF) Carl Everett Cloud, 95, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Oklahoma City. He was born Aug. 18, 1918, in Konawa, to Elbie Jane (Hughes) and Thomas Marion Cloud....

    April 22, 2014

  • Gordon F. Grissom

    Gordon F. Grissom, 75, of Noble, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Norman. He was born March 26, 1939, to Cyrus Dion and Nellie Stufflebean Grissom in Noble. Gordon fought an extremely courageous battle for three months with a rare ...

    April 22, 2014

  • Lloyd Prescott Williams

    Lloyd Prescott Williams, best known to family and friends as “Scott,” entered the kingdom of heaven Thursday, April 17, 2014, after a sudden illness. Scott was born in Norman, the youngest son of Lloyd P. and Louise M. Williams....

    April 22, 2014

  • Lloyd Prescott Williams

    Lloyd Prescott Williams, best known to family and friends as Scott, entered the kingdom of heaven Thursday, April 17, 2014, after a sudden illness. Scott was born in Norman, the youngest son of Lloyd P. and Louise M. Williams....

    April 21, 2014

  • Sylvia G. Martin and Ralph C. Martin

    The long and full lives of Sylvia G. Martin and Ralph C. Martin will be remembered at a Celebration of Life service at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at the Appleyard’s Home for Funerals in Rice Lake, Wis., with burial following at Nora ...

    April 20, 2014

  • Kathryn Jeanette ‘Jan’ Monk

    Norman resident, Kathryn Jeanette “Jan” Monk, 74, stepped into heaven Tuesday, April 15, 2014. She was born July 29, 1939, in Ada, to Pat and Esther Harington....

    April 20, 2014