Roger D. Lappin

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Died: June 18, 2013
EAST PEORIA ~ Roger Dale “Animal” Lappin, 60, of East Peoria, passed away at 11:02 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. His family takes comfort in knowing he is celebrating in heaven with Jesus and loved ones.;Roger was born January 28, 1953 to Jack and Anita (Bond) Lappin and was a lifelong resident of East Peoria.;Surviving are his son, Patrick (Cynthia) Dahmm, a granddaughter, Lauressa Lynn, two brothers, Randy Lappin and Richard (Lori) Lappin and two sisters, Rita Lappin and Sherry (Randy) Hess. He also leaves two nieces, two nephews and two great nephews.;Roger was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ronnie Dwayne Lappin.;He spent his life enjoying and making a career in automotive repair. He was the man you wanted for the job.;Roger was warmhearted, a hardworking Christian and always ready to help friends & family when the need arose. He would always see the comical side of every situation.;He will be remembered as a beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend.;His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur. The Rev. Greg Ogle will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the funeral. Cremation will be accorded following the funeral.;Memorial contributions may be made to Patrick Dahmm for the benefit of Roger Lappin Memorial Fund in care of any CEFCU Member Center.;To express condolences online, visit

Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory

405 Rusche St
Creve Coeur, IL
Phone: (309) 694-3322