Obituary of Ronald Rapka |

Obituary of Ronald Rapka

Ronald Rapka

Ronald “Chicago Ron” Rapka died on April 6, 2015, peacefully surrounded by loving family. He was 73.

A service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 18 at Hooper and Weaver Chapel, 459 Hollow Way, Nevada City, California. A celebration of life will follow immediately after for family and friends at Sierra Pines Mobile Home Park in the country club, 62 Primrose Lane, Grass Valley, California.

Ronald was born June 3, 1941, in Chicago, Illinois, to Adam and Stephanie Rapka. He was the youngest of five children. Ronald was inducted into the United States Army in 1960.

He married Jessie Mae on June 26, 1964, and just celebrated 50 years of marriage. Ron and his family moved to Grass Valley in 1982. He worked at Sierra Metal Fabricators until he retired in 1999.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Ron survived by his children, Vikki Hobson of Mission Viejo and Stefani White of Penn Valley. He also survived by his four grandchildren, Tanner Hobson and Ally Hobson of Mission Viejo, and Brittany and Danny White of Penn Valley. Ron is also survived by son-in-laws, David Hodson of Mission Viejo and Danny White of Penn Valley.

He was preceded in death by his loving family and love of his life, Jessie Mae.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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