Survived by his loving wife Kathleen; sons, Gary (Sandi) Sulander, Richard (Kathy) Mapson, Sam (Terry) Mapson, Tim Mapson; daughters, Lisa (Kevin) Hidde, Julie Mapson, Sheree Mapson (Wilfred) Valentine; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Rev. D. H. (Lavon) Mapson and Bradford K. (Marge) Mapson.
His great passion was missions and he was always looking for ways to give of himself to further the kingdom of God. For many years you could find him most every Sunday preparing meals for the hungry and working to support worldwide missions in any way he could.
A Celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, January 12, 11 AM at River of Life Church, 21695 Elk Lake Road, Elk River, MN. Private interment at Fort Snelling.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Life Outreach International.