Lamont T. Gralapp, 79, of Crystal Lake, owner of Gralapp Concrete

Visitation is from 4-8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Davenport Family Funeral Home.


Lamont T. Gralapp, 79, of Crystal Lake, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at his home.

He was born Feb. 12, 1933, in LeMars, Iowa, to the late Floyd and Margaret “Lucille” (nee Carol) Gralapp. He married Joanne Tromm on April 26, 1958, in St. Patrick’s Church, McHenry.

Mr. Gralapp started Gralapp Concrete in 1968, and retired in 1989. He also served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955, working in early radar detection. 

In addition to his wife, Joanne, survivors include his daughters, Cindy Gralapp of Arlington Heights and Gail (Raymond “Jay” III) Santeler of Palatine; granddaughter, Eileen Santeler of Boston; sister-in-law, Margaret (Philip) Matuscak of Lyman, SC; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Marlys (Paul) Nacke; and sister-in-law, Gladys (Charles) Knaack.

The visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Route 176, Crystal Lake.

Transfer prayers will be said at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, at the funeral home followed by a procession to St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 451 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake, for a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. 

Burial will be in Crystal Lake Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mr. Gralapp’s name may be made to the Salvation Army of McHenry County, 200 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014, or 815-455-2769.

You may leave online condolences for the family at www.davenportfamily.com, or call 815-459-3411, for information.


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