STAPLES -- Emerson Ellsworth Chapman, 71, Staples, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, at the Greater Staples Care Center in Staples.
He was born June 5, 1930, in McHenry, N.D., to Fred and Lelias (Davison) Chapman. He entered the Army in 1952. After being discharged from the Army, he returned to Minnesota.
Survivors include a son, Harold Chapman, Wadena; a daughter, Koleena Chapman, Verndale; two sisters, Vivian Mayland, Minneapolis, and Ruth Pierce, Staples; his ex-wife, Marlys Snook, Verndale; and a grandson.
His parents; a sister, Florence; and a brother, Charles, died earlier.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veteran's Cemetery at Camp Ripley.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
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