Peter M. Gaupp
February 5, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Peter Michael Gaupp announce his passing after a battle with cancer. Peter passed peacefully, at home in Rockford, MN, on Monday February 5th 2018, at the age of 71. Born July 8th 1946 in Shang Hi China, Pete grew up in Havertown PA, graduated in 1965 from Haverford High School. Pete attended Cornell University, graduating in 1973, with a degree in Hotel Administration, spending the majority of his career in Hospital and Restaurant management. Pete’s love for dogs led him to his ultimate dream of starting a family run business and in 2002 Happy Days Doggie Camp became a reality. Built with the help of his family, Happy Days has become very successful and through the course of the 15 years, Pete has prepared his daughter, Krissy to carry on his legacy.

Pete will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend of 47 years, Cindy; his children, David (Lisa), Scott (Megan), Kristin, Gary (Theresa); his grandchildren, Logan, Spencer, Ethan, Joseph, Tanner; his brother, Eric (Staci); his niece and nephew, Samantha & Jason and Mother Ursula. Peter was preceded in death by his Father Herbert Gaupp.

Peter was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was full of wisdom and if ever you had a question, he was the man with the answer. Whether he gave you advice or shared his thoughts, he spoke the truth, but most importantly, his words taught you something. Pete, Dad, Papa Pete was always teaching you to be the best person you could be. He was a man with no tolerance for nonsense. If you were going to have input on something of substance you better have the facts to back it and a source worth mentioning. He was strong, confident & loved his family and friends. He was his family’s rudder & sail that guided them through life’s unexpected twists and turns. The memories shared will last a lifetime and Pete will be cherished forever & from this, we find tranquility & solace.

A Memorial Celebration of Life Service is planned for July, 2018. Memorial contributions can be donated to the The Melanoma Research Foundation. You can donate on line at or mail to: Melanoma Research Foundation, PO Box 759329, Baltimore, MD 21275-9329.