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Liz Gappa died Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, at home with her family.

She was born Elizabeth Ann McCormick in Madison, Wis., in 1936, the youngest of seven children. Liz married Stan in 1959 and they raised five children: Stan Jr., Tom, Marie, Matt and Jim. She is survived by her husband, five children and spouses and 12 grandchildren. The focus of Liz's adult life were her five children.

Liz endured multiple episodes of cancer during the past 20 years, never yielding her high spirit and determination. Her Irish heritage and sense of humor always carried her through the most difficult days. Liz excelled in her roles as wife and mother. She will always remain an inspiration to all who knew and loved her.

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