Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Leonard Lappe

October 30, 1926 - January 9, 2020


Date and Time

Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077


Rabbi David Minkus
Rabbi Benay Lappe


Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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The Lappe Residence
8634 North Drake Avenue
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Following the service until 3:00PM and 7PM-9PM
For meals: please contact Marla Lappe,

(Shiva will continue for 6 days, however the remaining
days will be observed by the family privately.)

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Memorial Contributions

SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva
4700 North Ravenswood Avenue, Suite B
Chicago, Illinois 60640


Leonard Lappe, 93, passed away peacefully on Thursday afternoon, January 9, 2020. Loving husband of 66 years to Gloria, devoted father of Fred (Marla) Lappe, Dr. Murray Lappe, Barbara (Jonathan) Minkus, and Rabbi Benay Lappe, dear brother of the late Elaine (Jack) Jacobson and Jackie (Stanley) Solow, cherished brother-in-law of Burton (Sheila) Benjamin and Donald (Marcia) Benjamin. Proud grandfather (Pa) to Jeremie Lappe, Ana (Dov) Oppenheimer, Emily (Roger) Kueny, Lucas Lappe, Gia Lappe, Max Lappe, Aaron (Jen) Minkus, Rabbi David (Ilyssa) Minkus, Katie (Zach) Pellish, and Molly Lappe. Adored great-grandfather to Nadav, Danya, and Orli Minkus, Zoe and Gabe Oppenheimer, Raia and Adira Minkus, Genevieve Kueny, and Maya Pellish. Best buddy of Sol and Dave. Proud U.S. Marine veteran. Funeral service Sunday, January 12, 2020, at 9AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd (at Niles Center Road), Skokie, 847-229-8822, Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, 9900 Gross Point Road, Skokie. Private shiva. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva, 4700 N. Ravenswood, Suite B, Chicago, Illinois 60640, Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Bill Kiss

Offering my warmest condolences on your loss. May his memory be a blessing.

Eileen and Eric Canafax

We are so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to you and Molly. Letâ??s us know if you need anything.
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