May 12, 2014


Ernestine Maria Lappe, 91, of Carroll, died Saturday, May 10, 2014, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll. Celebrant will be the Rev. Timothy Johnson. Gift bearers will be Judy Haubrich and Jean Potthoff. Music will be by vocalist John Wagner, Holy Spirit choir and accompanist Barb McDermott, Casket bearers will be Kenneth Haubrich, Don Potthoff, John Olberding, Elmer Simons, Bud Brincks and Roger Nissen. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Spirit Church.

Ohde Twit Funeral Home in Carroll is in charge of arrangements.

Ernestine, daughter of George and Anna (Korbéli) Herbert, was born July 19, 1922 at Pécs, Hungary. She graduated from high school and then entered nurses training. In January 1950 Ernestine emigrated to the United States, settling in Carroll, Iowa. She worked at Tryon Nursing Home for two years, then St. Anthony Hospital for three years.

Ernestine married Anton "Tony" Lappe on June 6, 1952 at Des Moines. They made their home on a farm near Lanesboro. She continued her nursing work at Lake City Hospital from 1955 to 1974. The next year they moved to Carroll where her husband died in December of that year.

Ernestine continued to live in their home in Carroll after her husband's death. She was a member of Holy Spirit Parish, Catholic Daughters of the Americas and Holy Spirit Guild. She loved to travel, play cards, especially bridge, and do fancy work.

Ernestine is survived by her sister-in-law Valeria Laki in Hungary and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Anton Lappe, two brothers, four sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law.