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Delbert H. Ripperger

March 30, 1936 — May 30, 2015

Delbert Ripperger, 79, of Lacona, passed away May 30, 2015. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lacona. Interment will be at the St. Mary's Cemetery in Lacona. A Masonic Service will be held Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Lacona, followed by a Rosary Service at 6:00 p.m. Family will receive friends following the services until 8:00 p.m. Memorials are requested to the Lacona Fire Department and Rescue Unit. Delbert H. Ripperger was born on March 30, 1936 in Lacona, Iowa to Thomas and Clara Ripperger. He graduated from Lacona High School in 1954. After high school, Delbert enlisted in the United States Army. Delbert married Phyllis Miller on January 13, 1962. To this union, three children were born: Cindy, Curt and Joseph. Delbert spent his working career as a sheet metal worker or "tin bender". He enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially in Alaska and Canada. He was the "jack of all trades" and could fix anything with a little duct tape and some rubber bands. He was a baseball fan, always rooting for the Yankees. Delbert enjoyed gardening, going to the boat, and spending time with good friends at O'Neal's. He loved his Old Milwaukee and wondered, " How do they make it so good and sell it so cheap?" More than anything, Delbert enjoyed time spent with his family. He was a grandfather to seven and a great grandfather to eight. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis; children: Cindy (Dan) Hart, Curt (Renee) Ripperger, and Joseph (Kim) Ripperger; 7 grandchildren: Kasey (fiancé, Tiffany) Ripperger, John Hart, Katie (Trevor) Swanson, Karie Hart, Kaylene Ripperger, Kara Bernal, and Wendy Cannon; 8 great grandchildren: Adianna, Amarisah, Ashton, Tenton, Ryder, Autumn, Tegan, and Hunter; and sisters: Louise (Chauncey) Stanley and Pat (Glen) Hoch. Preceding Delbert in death were his parents: Thomas and Clara; and siblings: Virgil, Kenneth, Russell, Lester, Charles, Loren, Mildred Runyan, and Geraldine Bownes. Cemetery Details St. Mary's Cemetery Lacona, IA 50139


JUN 2. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)

Pierschbacher Funeral Homes - Lacona

104 S. Washington

Lacona, IA 50139

[email protected]


JUN 3. 10:30 AM (CDT)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

222 N. Washington

Lacona, IA 50139

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