Alice Irene (Scott) Jappe

July 4, 1919 ~ June 12, 2019 (age 99)


Alice Irene (Scott) Jappe, age 99, of Duluth, died peacefully Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the Franciscan Health Center. Born to Fredrick and Alice (Shean) Scott, Alice was a lifelong Duluth resident growing up in West Duluth and attending St. James parish and school and graduating from Denfeld High School in 1937.  Her unique birthday of July 4, 1919 led to many exciting celebrations including meeting Pres. Calvin Coolidge.  Alice had written a letter citing their shared attributes of red hair and a firecracker birthday as reasons to meet.  Their photo was published in the Duluth News Tribune. She married Julian E. Jappe on April 10, 1944 and spent the early war years following her husband to various army bases.  She found herself in New York City on VE Day and walked the six miles between Battery Park and Times Square in heels.  Alice raised her three daughters while working at St. Louis County Social Services, from which she retired.  Alice was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church where she served on the funeral committee and volunteered at the Used-A-Bit thrift store.  When her children were young, she was a girl scout leader.  She enjoyed traveling, gardening and especially summers at Lake Eshquagama.  Alice was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Julian in 1954, her daughter Maureen Litman, her siblings Neil (Vivian) Scott, Evelyn (Bill) Stewart, Mary Beth (Harry) Hamilton, Charles (Gloria) Scott and Robert T. Scott.  She is survived by her daughters Kathleen (John Saice) Wiemann of Duluth and Jule Ann (Nathan Gendzier) Jappe of Brooklyn, NY her sister-in-law Patricia Spehar Scott; grandchildren Melanie Litman-Morris, Theresa (Kent Parke) Derke, Jim (Luvena) Saice; her thirteen great-grandchildren including Maia and Ronen; her five  great-great grandchildren; and many adoring nieces and nephews.

VISITATION:  Monday, June 17, 2019 from 10 Am until the 11 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael’s Catholic Church.  Inurnment will be at Calvary Cemetery.  Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, Duluth, 218-727-3555.


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