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Frederick D. Chapman
Frederick D. Chapman, 76, of Niagara died Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Maryhill Manor in Niagara.
Born on March 19, 1937 in Niagara, the son of Harry Chapman and Elizabeth (LaRoche) Chapman, he moved to Illinois to pursue a florist business in the 1960's. He owned and operated floral shops in Bensonville and Belvidere and in 1979, returned to Niagara. He enjoyed cooking, raising plants in his greenhouse and decorating his house for the holidays, especially Christmas, being well known for his beautiful Christmas wreaths.
He is survived by three children, Rickie Chapman, of Green Bay, Paul'david Chapman, of Niagara and Vickie Hoffart, of Kennewick, Wa.; two brothers, Eugene (Verna) Chapman, of Niagara and Michael "Mickey" Chapman, of Milwaukee; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Sid Chapman, Lawrence Chapman, Bob Chapman and David Chapman and three sisters, Leona VanGinkel, Hazel Jacobson, and Theresa Cretton.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. at the Niagara Town Hall. Rev. James Danielson will officiate with a celebration of his life to follow at the hall. The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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