Jennifer Trapp (1945 – 2005)
Jennifer P. ?Jeffie? Trapp, age 59, a long-time resident of Silver Lake, died Monday October 17, 2005 at St Luke?s Medical Center in Milwaukee.
Born on November 1, 1945, in New Orleans, LA, she moved with her family to Bloomington, Illinois while still an infant.
She graduated from Bloomington H.S. in 1963. During her teens she was an avid tennis player and horsewoman, winning many awards in both areas.
She subsequently attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., graduating with a BA in French in 1967. It was there that she developed a passion for French language, food and culture. She spent a summer living with a family in Rouen, France.
She had lived in Southern Wisconsin since her marriage to Jerrold Kuyper in 1968. She was married to Robert ?Bob? Trapp in 1983. Their beautiful home in Silver Lake was the scene of many happy gatherings of family and friends.
She loved to debate the public issues of the day. She was very active in area politics, volunteering tirelessly for local, state and national candidates, including former Congressman Mark Neumann and current Congressman Paul Ryan. One of the highlights of her political life was traveling to Washington, DC with her husband to attend President Bush’s 2004 State of the Union Address as invited guests of Congressman Ryan.
Jennifer loved music. She served on the Kenosha Symphony board during the 1980?s, and enjoyed hearing her husband play trombone there.
She had a passion for gardening, specializing in roses, herbs, and scented flowers.
She is survived by her husband Robert of Silver Lake; one son, Alexander E. Kuyper of Tulsa, Oklahoma, one daughter, Caithness K. Olson (Joseph) of Whitefish Bay, WI, and three grandchildren; Madeleine, Henry, and Elisabeth Olson. She is survived also by two sisters; Prudence P. Borland of Glen Ridge, NJ and Patricia E Price of Bloomington, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial services for Jennifer will be held on Friday, October 21, 2005 at 11:00 AM at Kemper Center Chapel, 6501 3rd Ave, Kenosha. There will be an opportunity to visit with the family at a reception immediately following the service. Burial will be private.