Richard Duane Raappana

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Richard Duane Raappana

Birthdate: (23)
Birthplace: Willow Grove, Cowlitz, Washington, United States
Death: May 3, 1952 (23)
Kelso, Cowlitz, Washington, United States
Place of Burial: Cowlitz, Washington, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Peter Raappana and Tekla Maria Helen Raappana
Husband of <private> Raappana (Lavelle)
Father of <private> Raappana and <private> Raappana
Brother of Wilber Allen Raappana and <private> Tippery (Raappana)

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About Richard Duane Raappana

He was usually called "Rip." His full name on his death certificate was James Richard Duane Raappana. He was a well-known athlete in the Cowlitz County area.

KELSO, Wash. May 3 (AP) - Richard "Rip" Raappana, 24, well-known southwest Washington athlete, was killed early Saturday. His automobile swerved into a Consolidated Freightways truck and trailer a mile north of here on the Pacific Highway, the state patrol reported.

Louise N. Robinson, 21, Longview, a passenger in his car, was injured critically.

The state patrol said the truck driver was Thomas U. Cave, 39, of Portland.

Raappana was an all-round athlete at Kelso high. He played college football for Eastern Washington College at Cheney and last fall was with the University of Hawaii in Honolulu.

RAAPPANA~ James Richard Duane, 22; 239 S. 3rd Ave. Kelso, killed early May 3 in a traffic accident 1 mile north of Kelso. Born 10 Feb 1929. Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Rappana of Kelso; a son, Dale; a daughter, Susan; a brother, Bill and a sister, Mrs. Delores Tippery of Silver Lake. Funeral services are pending with the Reardon Funeral Home.

Obituatry printed in The Longview Daily News May 1952

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Richard Duane Raappana's Timeline

February 12, 1929
Willow Grove, Cowlitz, Washington, United States
May 3, 1952
Age 23
Kelso, Cowlitz, Washington, United States
Cowlitz, Washington, United States