Reda Jean Lappe

reda lappe

April 7, 1937 ~ July 13, 2016

Reda Jean Lappe, age 79, of rural Mulberry Grove, IL passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at her home. In accordance with her wishes she will be cremated. The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 4-8 at Young Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to Seagraves Cemetery.

Reda was born April 7, 1937 in Covington, IL to Ernest and Sophia (Foster) Brandt. She married Robert John-Adolph Lappe on September 18, 1954 in Breese, IL. He died June 2, 1992.
She is survived by her children Robert Lappe and his wife Sandra of Vandalia, IL, Roy Lappe and his wife Kathy of Greenville, IL, Deb Marti and her husband Glen of Greenville, IL, Donna Johnson and her husband Gary R. of Smithboro, IL, Rusty Lappe and his wife Brenda of Breese, IL, Rex Lappe and his wife Jennifer of Greenville, IL, and Dawn Hedrick and her husband Will of Vandalia, IL. She is also survived by two brothers David Brandt of Sandoval, IL and Jimmy Brandt and his wife Elsie of Posey, IL. along with fifteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, a son Rockie Lappe, a brother Bill Brandt and a sister Anna Pearl Brandt in infancy.

She grew up in the Covington and Posey areas. After her marriage she and her husband lived south of Greenville and moved to rural Mulberry Grove in 1964. She had worked as an aide at Hillview Manor Nursing Home and also Fair Oaks Nursing

Memorial Contribution

Seagrave Cemetery
Mulberry Grove, IL

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  1. You will be greatly missed!!! Was so glad to see you at the family reunions and Christmas dinners. Always had a smile on your face!!!

  2. You certainly will be missed Reda, remembering the day I met you and your family. Cold Dec day and your kids were running around barefooted, couldn't believe it. You were always nice and friendly to John and me. Will miss a great Sister=in law. God Bless you. RIP LOVE FAMILY.

  3. Grandma, I don't know where to begin. My heart is in a million pieces, but I know Heaven needed ya, gonna miss going to your house and visiting. Your always in my heart. I love you very much grandma. Give Grandpa and Rockie my love.

  4. May this scripture bring you comfort and hope at Daniel 12:2 "And many of those asleep in the dust of the earth will wake up, some to everlasting life and others to reproach and to everlasting contempt." During this your time of sorrow. JR

  5. Debbie know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Miss you my friend…

  6. Donna and family, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Remembering all the good times we had in your garage. I know you have many good memories! God Bless.

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