Berkeley Springs, WV
Michael Allen Hrapek, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004 at his residence, while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. He was 59.
He was born Aug. 15, 1945 in Marshfield, Wis., the son of Crystal Marie Jensen Hrapek of Chesterton and the late Joseph Chester Hrapek.
At the age of 2 the family moved to northwest Indiana and by 1950 they settled down in a town called Chesterton, Indiana where he spent the next 50 years.
He is also survived by his wife, Maxine Moon Gallion Hrapek of Berkeley Springs; four daughters, Shannon Hrapek, Charlotte Hrapek, Elizabeth Hrapek and Rachel Hrapek, all of Indiana; two sons, Joshua Hrapek and Joseph Hrapek, both of Indiana; three step-children, Frederick B. Gallion of Hagerstown, Md., Victoria Lynn Ash of Berkeley Springs and Robert V. Gallion of Prince Georges, Va.; one sister, Joann Gombos, of Schererville; one brother, Paul (Sue) Hrapek of Fort Meade, Fla. and several nieces and nephews.
He was of the Protestant faith. He was a 1965 graduate of Chesterton High School. He worked for Northern Indiana Public Service Company for 33 years, retired and then moved to West Virginia.. He was an avid HAM radio operator and a member of AARP.
He was a Naval Veteran of the Viet Nam War, having served aboard USS Skagit AKA-105 as a Signalman from 1967 to 1969.
Funeral services, Rev. Robert S. Osborne officiating, were conducted Saturday, Oct. 16 at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 95 Union St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Interment was at Queens Meadow Point Cemetery, Keyser, W.Va.