Class of 1961

1961 Maroon SpotlightTrudy Deken
Trudy Deken

Trudy Paula (Deken) Tappe

June 15, 1943 – August 12, 1984

Mrs. Fred (Trudy Paula) Tappe, 41, route 3, Perry, died at her home at approximately 11 a.m. Sunday.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Christ Lutheran church. Rev. Marvin Henschel, Ponca City, will officiate. Burial will be at Grace Hill cemetery under direction of Parker-Brown Funeral home. A memorial has been established to benefit the building fund of Christ Lutheran church.

Mrs. Tappe, daughter of Arthur and Geraldine Deken, was born at Hutchison, Kan., June 15, 1943. She came to the local area with her family in 1947. Mrs. Tappe was a 1961 graduate of Perry high school and on Aug. 11, 1961, was married to Fred Tappe at Perry.

She was a member of Christ Lutheran church and previously had been an employee of Green Valley Nursing home and Perry Memorial hospital.

In addition to her husband, survivors include and two daughters, Sarah Tappe, and Leasa Katheryn Tappe, and a son, Russell Tappe, all of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Art Deken, Perry; two sisters, Patty Rank, Topeka, Kan.; and Mary Jo Shupe, Morrison; and two brothers, James Deken, Bentonville, Ark., and John Deken, Moore.