Eddie Dewayne Traphagan, 73, Carbondale: July 31, 1950 – Oct. 8, 2023 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Eddie Dewayne Traphagan, 73, Carbondale: July 31, 1950 – Oct. 8, 2023

CARBONDALE, Kan. – Eddie D. Traphagan, 73, of Carbondale, Kan., passed away Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023. He was born July 31, 1950, to William and Flossie (Chase) Traphagan, in Topeka, Kan.

In 1969, Eddie joined the United States Navy, in which he served during the Vietnam War.

In 1978, he married Deborah Cohorst, in Blue Rapids, Kan.

Eddie worked at Goodyear Tire & Rubber until he later retired. He was a member of Assembly of God Church.

Eddie will be remembered for loving his family, and always speaking what was on his mind, whether good or bad. He enjoyed retail therapy, fishing, and pretending to hunt. He was also known for his passion for food.

Preceding Eddie in passing were his parents; daughter, Alexia Traphagan; brothers, Billy Traphagan, Don Traphagan, and Russell Traphagan; and sisters, Betty Anthony, Loretta Roberts, and Charlotte Holiday.

Surviving Eddie are his wife of 45 years, Debbie; sons, Aaron Traphagan (Darrien), Overbrook, Kan.; Ashton Traphagan (Talisha), Carbondale, and Auston Traphagan (Monica); daughters, Courtney Traphagan, Steilacoom, Wash., Alissa Griffin (Matt), Delia, Kan., Amber Ybarra (John), Topeka, Kan., and Abree Traphagan (Marshall), Carbondale; brother, Galen Traphagan (Lisa), Topeka; sister, Donna Koerner (Gary), Topeka; and grandchildren, Brenden, Patrick, Marshall, Elliot, Ava, Ember, Hugh, Braxton, Max, Vincent, Malaki, and Maddox.

The family will receive friends for visitation 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at Carbondale Church of Christian Fellowship, 430 Commercial St., Carbondale. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the church. Burial will follow at Carbondale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to The Ronald McDonald House, sent in care of Davidson Funeral Home, 1035 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS 66608-1241. Condolences can be left at davidsonfuneral.com.


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