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(June 4, 1930 – October 1, 2012)

William A. Lape, 82, of Midland, died on Oct. 1, 2012 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. William was born on June 4, 1930 in Flint, to the late Roy T. and Josephine Irene (Fenton) Lape. He graduated from Midland High School in 1949 and then attended Davenport Business College in Grand Rapids. On Oct. 30, 1953 William married his sweetheart Susan Bauder at the Freeland Methodist Church. William worked for his father in the family business, Roy T. Lape Plumbing & Heating, until his father’s retirement in 1969 when William took ownership until he retired in 1998. William was past Secretary of the Central Michigan Old Car Club, Script A Model A Club and the Midland Master Plumbers Association. He was also a member of the Script A Model A Club, Touring Cars of the Past, Northeastern Michigan Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club, Midland Master Plumbers Assoc., Eagle Ridge Church of God and Sears Church of God. William was proud of his antique cars especially his 1930 Model A, in which he traveled all over the country including the Arctic Circle, Seattle, WA, climbed Pike’s Peak, Ashville, NC and many places in between. He was also known as the coffee server at Eagle Ridge. William is survived by his loving wife, Susan; daughters Kathy Jo (Denis) Nogaski of Midland, Debra Ann (Brian) Glesner of Sanford; grandchild, Melissa (Josh) Brandt of Midland and great grandchildren Amaiah and Kasen Brandt. William predeceased by his grandson Nathan Glesner. A Funeral Service will be held at Eagle Ridge Church of God, on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 at 11:00 am with Pastor Jim Shanks and Sterling Gatling officiating. The family will receive friends at Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly, on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 4 until 7 pm. and at the church on Friday from 10:00 until the time of the service. Burial will follow at 2:30 pm at Midland Memorial Gardens. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Eagle Ridge Church of God, Sears Church of God or Shriners Saginaw Transportation Fund. Online condolences can be left at www.smithminer.com