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Joseph Sapp

March 7, 1940 — October 1, 2022


We are heartbroken to announce the death of Joseph Patrick Sapp, 82, who passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family. He leaves behind his wife, Nancy (Woerlein) Sapp, his five daughters, Tammy Hayes, Patricia (Mick) Thueson, Christy (Paul) Sapp, Rebecca (Laurence) McMurrin, Rachael (Jeff) Flinders, and many grand and great grandchildren. Joe was born March 7, 1940, the son of Harley and Goldie Sapp, and raised in Ohio. As a young man, Joe, along with his eight siblings (6 sisters and 2 brothers), worked in his father’s restaurant, Sapp’s Drive-In and later his supermarket, Sapp’s IGA. After graduating from Aquinas High School in 1959, he attended Ohio State University. He married his wife, Nancy Woerlein, of 62 years, in August 1960. With an impending war, he enlisted in the Air Force in 1962. He was transferred to Hill Air Force Base in Utah, and ultimately stayed and made a home here for his family. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1968 as a Senior Airman; and continued working at HAFB as a civil servant. Once Joe retired, he had time to dedicate to his true passions. He became a Master Gardener through Utah State University and volunteered at the Botanical House in Kaysville. He also was a skilled scroll saw artist and loved to make plaques and other woodworking projects. His daughters and granddaughters will miss seeing a cool wood project and thinking “I bet dad could make that for me”. Joe spent countless hours working in his yard and garden, which he truly enjoyed throughout his life. His free "produce stand" will be sorely missed by family, friends and neighbors. He also loved dogs, including his most recent rescue, Thor, who will miss their daily walks to the Kaysville ponds. He was happiest in the outdoors, and fishing, and went on an annual fishing trip with friends and relatives to Canada. Joe also was a devoted grandfather of his many grand and great grand children! The family would like to thank Dr. Jason Stinnett for his excellent care throughout the years. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to CLL Society Inc. in Joseph's honor.

 A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at 2PM at Russon Mortuary & Crematory, 1941 N. Main Street, Farmington, Utah.

Services will be streamed live on this page and Russon Mortuary & Crematory Facebook page ( The live stream will begin about 10-15 minutes prior to the service and will be posted below.

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

Russon Brothers Mortuary & Crematory - Farmington

1941 N. Main St., Farmington, UT 84025

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