Dennis Chapman

Posted October 31, 2013 at 10:56 am


Oct. 22, 1962 – Oct. 28, 2013

Dennis Chapman, age 51, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at University Hospitals, Iowa City, following a brief illness. 

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at the Goettsch Funeral Home in Monticello where friends called from 4 until 8 p.m. Monday. Interment was in the Oakwood Cemetery.  Rev. Al Polito officiated at the services.

Dennis Dwayne Chapman was born Oct. 22, 1962, at the John McDonald Hospital in Monticello.  He was the son of Cletus and Theola Gray Chapman.  Dennis attended the Monticello Community Schools.  He was employed over the years at Family Foods, Franklin Equipment, Al Iben Construction, Bob Faust Construction, Steiner Construction, and Monk Construction. His saying was always: “If you can draw it, I can build it”.    

Family  was always his priority. He loved to cook and garden as well. 

Surviving are his wife, Sylvia; five children, Alicia (Jared) Swanson of Vinton, Amelia (Tyson) Haas, Abbey Chapman and fiancé Justin Monk, Alexandria Chapman and Zachariah Chapman; his parents, Cletus and Theola Chapman; a sister, Deb (Chris) Rollinger;  a brother,  John Chapman, all of Monticello; and seven grandchildren, Jack and Aldin Swanson, Jemma and Grady Haas, Dylan, Adalyn and Henry Monk. 

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In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.