George Chapman

George F Chapman

Wednesday, November 2nd, 1938 - Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
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George F. Chapman, 81, of Asbury, died Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm
Monday at the Egelhof, Siegert and Casper Westview Funeral Home, 2659 Kennedy Road. The family
requests that masks be worn to the visitation and social distancing be observed. Mass of Christian Burial
will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church where masks are required. Burial will be in Mt.
Calvary Cemetery.

George was born November 2, 1938 in Dubuque, son of Virgil and Mary (Egelhof) Chapman. He
graduated from Loras Academy, received his bachelor’s degree from Loras College and his master’s
degree from UNI. He also attended Florida State University and the University of Wisconsin for post
graduate work.

On June 18, 1960, he married the love of his life, Nancy Gleason, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in

He taught in the West Delaware Community Schools from 1960 to 1966 and then taught at Dubuque
Senior High School from 1967 until his retirement in 1999. He served as science department chair for
over 15 years, was active in the Iowa Academy of Science, serving as Regional Director, and one year as
president of the science teaching section. He received the Iowa State Outstanding Teacher of Biology
award in 1970.

He was active in and held a seat on the Board of the Barn Community Theater. He was an active
member of the Dubuque Fine Arts Society. He also ushered at and was on the Board of the Grand Opera

George is survived by his wife, Nancy Chapman; five children, Mark (Kelly) Chapman of Dubuque and
their children, Zach (Sara) and Samantha (Jake); Scott Chapman of Oak View, CA and his children, Randy
(Jody), Chelsea (Donald) and Colby; David (Laurie) Chapman of Phoenix, AZ and their children, Ryan,
Kristin and Alex; Amy (Thomas) Wagner, of Asbury and their children, Andrew and Abby; and Nick
Chapman of Asbury and his children, Haley, Chloe and Noah; four great grandchildren with the fifth on
the way.

He is also survived by a sister, Sharon (Dieter) Landre of Garland, Texas.

In addition to community theater, George enjoyed hunting for, and refinishing antiques. He loved cooking
on his grill and spending time with his family. He and Nancy spent the past nineteen winters in Phoenix,
where they developed a large group of great Snow Bird friends.

The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Runde and his nurse, Julie; and Dr. Eric Engelman and the
Oncology Department at Medical Associates for their wonderful care.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 20th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, July 20th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory
    2659 John F Kennedy Rd
    Dubuque, Iowa 52002
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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 10:00am
    St. Anthony's Catholic Church
    1870 St. Ambrose Street
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  • Interment

    Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 |
    Tuesday, July 21st, 2020
    Mount Calvary Cemetery
    1111 Davis Street
    DUBUQUE, IA 52001
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Elaine Hansel

Posted at 07:06pm
Nancy and family
so sorry for your loss. You were blessed with sixty years of love and memories. May the Lord bless and keep you and give you peace
Elaine Hansel

Posted at 09:47pm
So sorry to hear of George passing . I have many fond memories of working with him at the theater. He was a great Volunteer and Leader!! Love and prayers! Sue

Jim & Lisa Boedeker

Posted at 05:21pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Sandy Clark

Posted at 05:19pm
I was sorry to see that George has passed away. I have great memoties of my early years in Dubuque and the wonderful "family" of the BCT. We worked hard, played hard and cared about each other. George and Nancy were so welcoming. Even after retirement from DCSD, it was great seeing you both walking the grounds at Mt. CarmelNancy, Please accept my sympathy and prayers. RIP George
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peggy marty

Posted at 02:07pm
I worked with George at Senior High School til he retired in 1999. Most days he came into the computer lab where I worked so that he could do spreadheets and he also taught me quite a few things on the computer. He was very helpful and I really appreciated it. He will be missed. Peggy Marty

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