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Wilma Trapp

1949 - 2018

Wilma A. (Luetzow) Trapp, age 68 of Hawks lost her 2 year battle with ovarian cancer early morning on May 4, 2018.

Wilma was born to William (Bill) and Eva (Mielke) Luetzow on September 20, 1949 – after her twin brother William Jr. (Willy) in Alpena.

The twins grew up on a farm in Royston. They played in the river that ran through the property. They attended the one room Reider schoolhouse. In 1960 the family sold the farm and moved the village of Hawks. Wilma attended Rogers City school, graduating from Rogers City High School in 1967. After high school, Wilma went to work at the Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey, where she became a nurse aid. Wilma married Tony Trapp on October 12, 1968 at Hope Lutheran Church in Hawks. Their first daughter was born a year later, another daughter soon followed. In 1974, construction began on building a house for the family. Soon after construction began, Wilma felt sick and she was diagnosed with leukemia. The odds of her recovering were not in her favor. At age 22, she had the fight of her life…and she WON! It was quite a battle but the cancer went into remission; after 14 long years she received the report from her doctor that she was cancer free. From that moment, she thanked God for the gift of life, lived her life to the fullest and never took a single day for granted. In 2016, she was diagnosed, once again, with cancer.
Throughout her life she cared for homebound elderly people. She was a caregiver, giving back life that she almost lost years ago. She worked for Rogers City Hospital, Rogers City Rehab, Rogers City Physical Therapy. She retired as a physical therapist aide. She loved to travel. Tony and Wilma took numerous trips to Minnesota to visit their oldest daughter. A few of their destinations include Kentucky, Florida, Bronson, Missouri, The East Coast, and (her favorite) Las Vegas, Nevada. Wilma treasured the time spent with her friends and family members. She collected antique glassware. She loved to shop the clearance racks, clipping coupons and always searching for the best deals. If she wasn’t outside doing yard work, she could be found in the kitchen; whistling a tune while music played on the radio. She enjoyed baking cookies and homemade bread. She mastered the art of pie-making; with the certainty one would bubble over in the oven. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, and a member of the Ladies Aids Society. Her final resting place is the Hope Lutheran Cemetery in Hawks, right behind her parents’ grave site.

Wilma is survived by husband, Tony, of 49 years; 2 Daughters: Corrie (Erick) Gottlieb of Minnesota and Shellie (Joseph) Kasuba of Indian River; Fur-baby: A cat named Booboo; along with 3 grand-dogs and 2 grand-cats;
Siblings: Ida Mae Bruning of Bruningsville/Rogers City, Eleanor (Art) Strohschein of Royston, Ruth Weiland of Hillman and her twin brother William (Teresa) Luetzow Jr. of Ishpeming.

She is proceeded in death by her parents, William and Eva Luetzow, along with her in-laws Ralph and Erna Trapp.

Friends may visit Faith Lutheran Church in Hawks on Monday, May 7th from 3:00 p.m. through the time of her funeral at 4:00 p.m., with Rev. Dr. Jack Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Friends Together in Alpena.

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