Howard D. Chapman

Died: Mon., Jun. 24, 2019


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Jun. 30, 2019
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Jul. 01, 2019
Location: Kendall Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Jul. 01, 2019
Location: Kendall Funeral Home

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Howard D. Chapman, age 78 of Boscobel, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019 at Gundersen Health Care in Boscobel, as a result of a horse accident at his farm in Marietta Valley Twp. rural Boscobel.  He was born November 15, 1940 in Sycamore Illinois.  The son of Frank and Helen (Roberts) Chapman Sr. He attended the Burlington area schools and was in the 1959 class of Central High. He was a proud US Army Veteran, serving in the 237th Engineers, Dec 1959 to Feb 1962. He was stationed in Germany and was on alert at the Berlin Wall Crisis. He married Antoinette Engel on July 21, 1962 at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Hampshire Ill. God blessed their marriage with three sons. Howard grew up on a farm and loved farming. After working on construction for several years he and Antoinette had the opportunity to move to a dairy farm in Grant County Wi, doing so, Jan 2, 1967. On August 7th 1977 Howard excepted Jesus as his savior, and invited Him to come live in his heart. He was a member of Maple Ridge Bible Church. Howard enjoyed working with cattle but loved horses as well. He raised Belgians and Quarter Horses, training many of them in his lifetime. He rode in Ranch Rodeo, Gymkhana, pulled Belgian Horses in competition, rode rodeo bulls and bareback bucking horses in his younger days. Howard also worked for the 314 Carpenters Union for 8-1/2 yrs. He is survived by his wife Antoinette Chapman of Boscobel.  Three Sons; Travis (Lori) Chapman of Sun Prairie, Shayne (Connie) Chapman of Soldiers Grove, Heath (Maggie) Chapman of Edgerton. 4 Grandchildren, 5 Great-Grandchildren. Three sisters; Evelyn Campbell of St. Charles Ill., Virginia Flores  of Hampshire Ill, Shirley (Mike) Hilleschiem of Hampshire Ill., Three Brothers; George Chapman of Hampshire Ill. Ennis (Ginee) Chapman of Hampshire Ill., James (Wendy) Chapman of Hampshire Ill.  A brother in law Casi Tianjero of Carpentersville Ill, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Robert, Frank, Roger Chapman.  Two sisters Mildred Johnson, and Carol Bakey.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday July 1, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel. Pastor Noel  Mayes officiating. Burial in the Mt. Zion Cemetery rural Boscobel.  Friends may call on Sunday June 30, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 P.M. at the Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel, and also on Monday from 10;00 A.M. until the time of service at the funeral home. Military honors will be accorded. Online condolences can be sent to

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Duane and Sandy Nagle
   Posted Tue June 25, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to you and all of your family Antoinette. I really enjoyed talking to Howard. He always had such a positive outlook on life and interesting stories. He may be in Gods hands now, but I bet he is trying to get him to take a short ride. God bless and peace be with you.

Duane and Sandy

Jason and Carrol Boyle
   Posted Tue June 25, 2019
Our heart grieves for you and your Family. We remember all of the good times riding horses and the fun times that we shared together. We will always remember him as our cowboy. Please let us know and there is anything at all we can do we love you any and all of your family. We will be praying for you and the rest of the family in earnest.

Theresa Engelke
   Posted Wed June 26, 2019

TRADITION AND SPLENDOR was sent by Chad and Theresa Engelke.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With love, Chad and Theresa Engelke

Theresa Engelke
   Posted Wed June 26, 2019

Veteran Flag Case - Cherry was sent by Chad and Theresa Engelke.

Mike and Jacquie Caravello
   Posted Wed June 26, 2019
Our condolences and prayers are with you all. Howard was a wonderful man and will be missed by so many.

Kelly Robertson Sculenburg
   Posted Wed June 26, 2019
So sorry for your lossTravis. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this difficult

Michele Hansen
   Posted Wed June 26, 2019
Keith and Maggie,
I am so sorry for you loss. It is always hard, but even more so when it is unexpected. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Share you memories and cherish your family.

scott groom
   Posted Wed June 26, 2019
My heart achs. I am so sorry for your loss. I will always miss my freind. We Love you Mrs. Chapman. Scott and Vicky

Katie Watson
   Posted Wed June 26, 2019
I’m so very sorry to hear of his passing. I have many fond memories of the times I rode with Howard at the horse park in Prairie . He was one of the many fixtures who helped shape me into the person I am; along with the knowledge he helped install in the horse world. He will surely be missed.

Terry and Jznet Brown
   Posted Wed June 26, 2019
We are not able to attend in person but we will be there in spirit. We will keep you in our prayers

Lori and Donnie Brown
   Posted Wed June 26, 2019
We are going to miss you Howard. I promise you that I won’t be a bad influence on Annie. I’ll miss all your razing that you gave when we came home from the oil changes but I know you really loved that Annie was able to get out and have a good time. I’m here for you Annie. Howard until we see you again you keep those horses rounded up in Heaven 😘

Kathryn and Bruce Pittsley
   Posted Wed June 26, 2019
We are so very sorry to hear this news . Our prayers go up for ALL of Howard’s Family ! Tony , special thoughts are with you and your Sons . God rest His soul .

   Posted Thu June 27, 2019
We are deeply saddened to learn of your tragic loss. May the love and memories you shared bring peace and comfort in the difficult days ahead. May Howard's spirit and compassion live on in all who knew and loved him.

Suzette (Young) and Wayne Jenkins

Kare Dresang
   Posted Thu June 27, 2019

FEATHERY PALM PLANT was sent by The Dresang's.

To remember is to give life to those we've loved and lost. We hope your memories bring you all, comfort and peace. With Love and friendship, Kare & Gary Dresang

Al & Sally Cornell
   Posted Thu June 27, 2019
Tony and boys:
We are so saddened with the news of Howard’s passing.
Sending prayers for you.
We love you💕.
Al and Sally

Fred and Sandy Hilton
   Posted Thu June 27, 2019
Howard was my late brothers’ best friend, and through Dan we became very good friends with Howard and Toni.

The lunches that we looked forward to at the Copper Top restaurant were special in our lives and we could hardly wait for the next one.

We treasure our friendship and feel that we were blessed beyond measure to get to know these great people. Howard will always have a special place in our hearts.

Until we meet again, rest in peace, dear friend.

   Posted Fri June 28, 2019
I give my deepest sympathy to the Chapman Family, I had the honor and privilege of knowing your family when we worshiped the Lord together at the Rock Street Church of Christ in Viroqua in the mid 1970s. I remember your family as very sweet and Howard was always willing to share a chuckle or two! There were many good church potluck times shared either at your farm or ours. It is SO true that God takes "the best" like Howard, my Mother, Laraine Foss in May, 2018 and our baby Travis Gudgeon in 1986. God has promised us eternal life with Him in heaven which will be free of earthly woes. "What a day of rejoicing that will be!" It is so hard to lose someone we love here on earth, but I pray that God will bring your family comfort in knowing that Howard is with Him and saving us all a spot at that banquet table!
In Christ.
~Sherry (Foss) & Carl Gudgeon, Viroqua

Lynne Yudice
   Posted Fri June 28, 2019
Heath and Maggie,

I am so sorry to hear about your Father's sudden passing. Hugs for both of you at this very sad time. He sounds like a wonderful person who loved his family, served his country and had a passion for horses. A life well lived.

In sympathy,


Jeffrey Alexander
   Posted Sat June 29, 2019

TRADITION AND SPLENDOR was sent by Jeff and Jennifer Alexander.

We send our heartfelt condolences to the family. Howard was a special person in the lives of everyone he met. Love, Jeff and Jennifer Alexander

Mark Brotheridge
   Posted Sat June 29, 2019


Deepest sympathies. With all our love Mark & Tammy Brotheridge

Londa Rusch
   Posted Sat June 29, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Randy, Londa, Brandon, Amie, Amanda Rusch.

We are sending our love and prayers to the entire Chapman Family! Love The Rusch's

Jeremy Moe
   Posted Sat June 29, 2019

RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent by Jeremy and Kristi Moe.

With deepest sympathy. Love. Jeremy, Kristi and Katelyn Moe

Robert and Anne Mueller
   Posted Sun June 30, 2019
We are so sorry for family's loss.

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