Ronald L. Chapman, 29, of 137 Kingswood Estates died Tuesday, December, 23, 1975 in a Rochester, Minn., hospital. Chapman was a Grand Island, Nebraska Policeman.
Services were at St. Leo’s Catholic Church with the Rev. James O’Kane officiating. Burial was in Westlawn Cemetary.
Mr. Chapman was born July 3, 1946, at McCook to Ralph and Emma Ide Chapman. He was educated in the McCook Schools, graduating with the class of 1964.
On June 30, 1964, he entered the armed services and served with the U.S. Marine corps in Vietnam. He was discharged June 28, 1968, and made his home in Chicago, Ill before moving to Grand Island where he has been on the police force for the past six years.
On March 5, 1974, he married Pamela Boyle at Grand Island.
Chapman organized the first chapter of the International Brotherhood of Police Officers in Grand Island and was attending Kearney State College where he was majoring in Criminology.
Survivors include his widow; a son, Thomas at home; three children by a former marriage, Christine Ann, Ronald and Jon Chapman, all of Riverside, CA; his parents of Grand Island and two sisters, Mrs. Michael (Helen)Brott and Mrs. Timothy (Diane) Alberts both of Grand Island.
Apfel-Butler-Geddes Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.