Michael J. Chapman
- August 15, 1981 - June 11, 2012
- Lafayette, Indiana
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“5 years ago you walked into the fire station & I saw a young me, someone with so much energy and drive, but little direction. I took to you even...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Bill Huffer - Lafayette, IN
“Dear John and Rosemary,
I just learned of Michael's passing. I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know your family is in my thoughts.
...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Cindy Wallace
“Chappy I remember the day you started at prompt and I always enjoyed working with you. You were not only a co-worker but a great friend and you were...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Joel Sietsma - Lafayette, IN
“May God's love surround each of you during this difficult time and may you find comfort in Him.
4 of 19 | Posted by: Paula Russell - Lafayette, IN
“John, Rosemary & Girls,
It is with GREAT sadness that I write this. We first met your family through you, Mary Beth, as Nathan's first teacher. ...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Jim, Jane, Nathan & Travis Spencer - IN
“Dear Megan, John & Rosemary Chapman, & Ponto Families,
We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you & Alexis during a difficult time. Keeping...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Chuck & Kristie Barr - IN
“Dear Chappy... I do sooo remember all of the fun thimes we shared when the hospital first opened... Be at peace now Chappy!!!!
7 of 19 | Posted by: Buffy - Lafayette, IN - friend
“John, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Bill & Nancy Edwards
8 of 19 | Posted by: Bill Edwards - Daytyon, IN
“Kathleen and family,
We were deeply saddened to read the news about your brother.
Know that we will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Kathleen Ingram - IN
“Even though it had been over a year since we've worked together, I will never forget how proud you were to be a Dad. When we were on the truck...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Nichole Pearson - Camden, IN
“John and Rosemary we are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are most certainly in our thoughts and prayers.
God Bless your family.
11 of 19 | Posted by: John and Marie Andis
“I'll never forget the light that would come into my grandchildrens eyes when he would walk into my son Richi's house. Taylor, BJ and Kya would...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Kent & Anita Allmandinger - IN
“Mike, there so many memories running through my head right now. All of our trips growing up: museums, zoos, baseball games. You coming to my...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Lisa - Chicago, IL - Friend
“I have know Chappy for many years he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
14 of 19 | Posted by: Anderson King - Lafayette, IN
“I remember when you started at Prompt, always had a smile ,joking around and talking about this fire run or medical response. Asking questions why...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: tim kemple - attica, IN
“Rest in Peace Mike. Yourfamily and child are in my thoughts and prayers.
16 of 19 | Posted by: Jon Laird
“Chappy was a great friend, co-worker and father. He always had a smile on his face with nothing negative to say and something silly to make you laugh...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Melissa Woosley - Lafayette, IN
“So sorry to hear of his passing. Megan and te rest of his family are in my prayers.
18 of 19 | Posted by: Amber Coffman
“our prayers are with you and your daughter, in your time of despair look to the heavens for you are never alone for he is always with you.
19 of 19 | Posted by: josh & sara scherer
Michael J. Chapman, age 30 of Lafayette, passed away at his home at 1:31 a.m. on Monday, June 11, 2012. Born August 15, 1981 in Lafayette, he was the son of John H. and Rosemary L. Sanna Chapman of Lafayette. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 2000 and attended Vincennes University.
His marriage was to Megan E. Ponto on December 30, 2006 at St. Mary Cathedral and she survives. Michael was an EMT with Prompt Ambulance Central and a volunteer fireman for Sheffield Township. He was a member of St. Mary Cathedral and the IVFA (Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association). He enjoyed being a firefighter, being a Daddy to his lil' "monkey", building model cars, and playing video games.
Surviving with his wife and parents is his daughter, Alexis N. Chapman at home; three sisters, Mary Beth Coyner (husband, Robin) of Dayton, IN, Kathleen Beville (husband, Mark) of Heidelburg, Germany, and Patty Stage (husband, Kyle) of Kokomo, IN; his inlaws, Bob and Peg Ponto of Fowler, IN; brother and sister-in-laws, Annie Edwards (husband, Tim) and Kate Ponto (fiancé, Joel) ; five nieces, Abbey, Rachel, and Grace Beville and Kelly and Molly Stage; and one nephew Jace Edwards.
Visitation from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Cathedral with Father Daniel Gartland officiating. Interment to follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions in Michael's name be made to the Michael J. Chapman Trust Fund c/o daughter Alexis or the Sheffield Volunteer Fire Dept. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.comhttp://videos.lifetributes.com/312553