A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Dennis Catholic Church in Madison. Entombment will be at Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum.
Visitation will be held at Gunderson Fitchburg Funeral Home in Fitchburg, from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and at the church from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the service.
Donations may be made to Agrace HospiceCare Inc.
Condolences may be offered online at www.gundersonfh.com.
Mr. Lapinski was born Feb. 9, 1920, in Plover, a son of the late John and Monica Lapinski. He attended St. Bronislava Elementary School in Plover and P.J. Jacobs High School in Stevens Point.
In 1940, he joined the National Guard and was in the 32nd Red Arrow Division. He was sent overseas when war was declared and fought in New Guinea and in the Philippines.
He was married to Ruth Lorbeck on Sept. 29, 1945, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Stevens Point. She died on Feb. 22, 2011.
They lived in Plover.
He went to work in a paper mill near Stevens Point. After six months, he joined an electrical apprenticeship program with McEntire Electric Company in Stevens Point.
In 1952, they moved to Madison. He started working at Madison Newspapers, then Endres Electric, Lokken Electric and H&H Electric. He retired in 1985 after 40 years as an electrician.
He spent time at the cabin in Winchester.
He and his family were charter members of St. Dennis Catholic Church where they volunteered. He was a member of the IBEW Electrical Workers Union and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7591. He was a life member of Knights of Columbus Council 531.
He was traveled on the Badger Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 8, 2012.
Survivors include four daughters, Cassandra (Paul) Becker, DeForest, Teresa (Larry) Witt, Chippewa Falls, Sharon (Pete) Peterson, McFarland, Patricia (Ross) Pettey, Madison; one son, Joseph, Madison; one sister, Helen Adams, Plover; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and five great-stepgrandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by three siblings and two grandsons.