In loving memory of

Thomas H. Lappe
December 9, 1947 - November 7, 2021

A funeral Mass for Tom Lappe, 73, of Bancroft, will be held Thursday at 10:30 AM at Divine Mercy Parish ~ St. John's Catholic Church in Bancroft. Burial will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Bancroft American Legion. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 PM Wednesday at Oakcrest Funeral Services of Bancroft.

Thomas Harold Lappe was born December 9, 1947, in rural Bancroft, son of Harold F. and Hilda M. (Neuman) Lappe. He grew up on a farm near Bancroft graduating from St. John's High School in 1966. Tom then served his country from 1968 until 1970 in the United States Army as a rifle marksman. He received the Bronze Star Medal and a Purple Heart for his service to our country during Vietnam.

Tom was married to Lois Vaske on September 23, 1972, at St. John's Catholic Church in Bancroft. He farmed with his father and brother and then also worked at Welp Hatchery for many years. Tom retried from Aluma Manufacturing in 2015. Tom loved being with his family. He spent a lot of effort and found enjoyment in keeping his yard up. He was an avid New York Yankee fan and a Dallas Cowboy fan, and he enjoyed watching westerns.

Thomas H. Lappe died Sunday, November 7, 2021, at his home at the age of 73.

He is survived by his wife Lois of Bancroft; three children, Sarah (Chad Ortman) Lappe of Burt, Sheila (Jeremy) Ortman of Bancroft, and Kevin (Erin) Lappe of Fenton; and two grandchildren, Tatum and Landry Lappe. He is also survived by two sisters and a brother, Marlene (Tom) Lichliter of Omaha, NE, Mary Jane (Bill) Rorah of Detroit Lakes, MN, and Denny (Linda) Lappe of Bancroft; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents.


Douglas Nyman wrote on Nov 11, 2021:

"God Bless Tom and the Lappe family."

Maxine and Anne Kollasch wrote on Nov 10, 2021:

"Sorry to hear about Tom . Prayers going out to the families. "

Sandy Ortman Gustafson wrote on Nov 10, 2021:

"So very sorry to hear of your loss. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers that God may comfort you with your memories of a life well lived. "

Marilyn Evans wrote on Nov 9, 2021:

"So sorry for the loss of Tom. Prayers and comfort for all"

Stan n Mary Lowe wrote on Nov 9, 2021:

"Lois and family, our sincere sympathies to all of you. Thinking of all of you and prayers for your family . "

Mary Beth Hunsinger wrote on Nov 9, 2021:

"My sympathies to Tom\'s family at this hard time. Rest in Peace classmate. "

Marjorie Drown wrote on Nov 9, 2021:

"Mary Jane, I\'m sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. Marge Haupert Drown"

Gail Hempel wrote on Nov 9, 2021:

"My deepest condolences to you all. My heart aces to read this sadness. May god help you all through this time . Gail Hempel ?????????"

Colleen Degen Rieks wrote on Nov 8, 2021:

"My heart goes out to you all in this time of deep grief and loss. Tom and Denny drove us kids to school when we were young and I have such warm memories of Harold and Hilda also as they were our farm neighbors?.And it has always been so nice to see you, Lois, and Tom through our ongoing connections to the Vaske family , and through Erin and Kevin. May God?s loving arms surround you. I am so very sad for your great loss of dear Tom."

Deitering Jan wrote on Nov 8, 2021:

"Please Lois and family know that I extend my deepest sympathies all of you as you grieve the unexpected loss of your beloved husband and father. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. May the happy memories you have as a family and with friends find you enveloped in love and support. Prayers being sent your way!"