Lappe and Petronella A. Halter were married Oct. 14, 1946, at St. Joseph Church at Apple Creek, Mo., by the Rev. Kinecht. Their attendants were Edwin and Marcella Kirn, Florence Lappe Welker and Bernard Halter.
Lappe served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Their children and spouses are: Robert (Maryln) Lappe, Paul (Debbie) Lappe, and Patricia (Tom) Blattel. They have seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, Amy (Shawn) Seabaugh and Addison; Michael (Jamie) Lappe and Andrew; Bradley (Leah) Lappe and Trustin; Jeffrey (Sarah) Lappe; Kevin (Karisa) Lappe and Eden; Alan (Jessica) Blattel; and Jonathan Blattel.