August 3, 1925 - April 20, 2016
Joe Rippel, age 90, went to be with our Lord on April 20, 2016. He is survived by his wife Nancy Alice Rippel. They were united in marriage on August 13, 1955 in Chicago, IL. He was the devoted father to Joe (Toni) Rippel, Jr. and Pamela N. (Gary) Maier. Caring grandfather to Stacy (John DeBonis) Lazier, Joe Rippel III, Jessica (Andrew) Rippel-Crowe, and Bradley Maier. Great grandfather to Adrie Lynn Oberman, Marli DeBonis, and Jazmyn DeBonis. His siblings include John (Chris) Rippel and Theresa (Donald) Frey. Joe was born in 1925 to John Rippel and Katharina Rippel (Bleizeffer). He was hired by Chicago Show as an apprentice lithographer shortly after graduating from high school in 1944. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1950 - 52. He returned from the Army and continued his career in lithography. In 1955 Joe married the love of his life, Nancy, and they had two children, Pamela and Joe Jr. Joe retired from Acme Graphics, moved to Ingleside, IL and welcomed his first two grandchildren in 1985. Two more grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren followed. Joe took retirement seriously and enjoyed fishing, boating, grilling and spending time with family. During retirement Joe also served on the Grant Township Plan Commission for several years and received a statue of an eagle in recognition of his service along with a plaque. Visitation and viewing will be 10 - 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 25519 Illinois 134, Ingleside, IL 60041. A funeral service with military honors will begin Saturday at 11 a.m. at the church. Cremation will take place privately after the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Joe's memory to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. Funeral arrangements under the care of Ringa Funeral Home, 847-356-2146.
Joe Rippel, age 90, went to be with our Lord on April 20, 2016. He is survived by his wife Nancy Alice Rippel. They were united in marriage on August 13, 1955 in Chicago, IL. He was the devoted father to Joe (Toni) Rippel, Jr. and Pamela N.... View Obituary & Service Information
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