|Birth: ||Jun. 4, 1909|
|Death: ||Sep., 1980|
San Diego County
Idaho Falls, Idaho
December 26, 1980
Roberts - Ernest C. Lapacek, 71, member of a pioneer Market Lake family has been reported missing and presumed dead by U.S. Coast Guard officials.
Mr. Lapacek was a commercial deep sea fisherman in San Diego and was presumed washed overboard after his boat was lost in a severe storm recently.
He was born June 4, 1909 at Market Lake, now Roberts, to Charles and Daisy Rasmussen Lapacek. His father and grandfather, Karel Lapacek were among the original Czech settlers in the 1890s at Market Lake.
Following graduation from Roberts High School, he farmed with his father north of town. He enlisted in World War II and served as a sergeant in the Philippines. Later he moved to San Diego and became a commercial fisherman.
His wife was killed in a fire several years ago.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Graeger of Missoula, Mont.
U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Name: Ernest C Lapacek
Birth Year: 1909
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Idaho
State of Residence: California
County or City: Los Angeles
Enlistment Date: 17 Apr 1942
Enlistment State: California
Enlistment City: Los Angeles
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: Fishermen and oystermen
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Charles Lapacek (1879 - 1972)
Daisy E. Rasmussen Lapacek (1891 - 1932)
Mary Katherine Colson Lapacek (1921 - 1957)
Body lost at sea
Created by: Burt
Record added: Sep 06, 2010
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