A gathering of friends and family for Michael Clapp will be from noon to 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Gillette Memorial Chapel.
Michael Clapp, age 58, of Gillette, Wyo., died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at his home.
Michael was born Aug. 26, 1954, in Anoka, Minn., the son of Charles and Lucille (Mether) Clapp. He spent his childhood and teen years in Anoka and graduated high school in Hendricks, Minn.
While working construction in his early 20s, Mike met and married Cindy on May 26, 1979, in Albert Lea, Minn. In their first few years of marriage Mike and Cindy lived and worked road construction in Minnesota. In 1981, they welcomed Jason, the first of three sons to their family.
In 1982, they moved to Gillette, Wyo., where Michael worked for Larry's Inc. until 1985. In 1986, he began his own landscaping business. The year 1988 brought the birth of their second son, Cody, followed by his younger brother, Colton in 1989. As they grew, Mike and the boys worked in landscaping together.
Mike loved life; his strong values and beliefs in trusting everything to God came from his loving parents Charles and Lucille. His greatest passion in life was for his family and the joy of having his three beautiful sons join him in his landscaping business. His artistic talent for creating beauty in nature was a true gift, he so enjoyed talking, planning and designing new yards with all his customers. Mike was the most giving, loving husband, best friend and father. He was our pillar of strength, our everything. In 35 years of endless blessings, love, laughter, and tears, all the beautiful memories will be in our hearts forever.
Mike is survived by his wife, Cindy Clapp of Gillette, Wyo.; sons: Jason (Brittaney) Clapp and Colton Clapp; grandson, Tearick Jon all of Gillette, Wyo.; parents Charlie and Lucille Clapp of Marshall, Minn.; sisters: Eileen (Ray) Steenhoven , and Kathleen (Orin) Hintz; brothers: Kevin (Connie) Clapp and John (Julie) Clapp all of Minneapolis, Minn.; parents-in-law, Bill and Lois Godeke; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son Cody Jon Clapp.
Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. th Street, Gillette, WY 82716 or condolences via the Internet at www.gillettememorialchapel.com.