Obit: Ripplinger, Orley K. (1907 - 1977)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Ripplinger, Palms, Dux, Lindloff

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 3/10/1977

Ripplinger, Orley K. (6 January 1907 - 3 March 1977) With Flag

A Tioga native and WWII veteran Orley K. Ripplinger, 70, died Thursday March 3, at his home on Hewett St. in Neillsville. Services were held on Monday at 1:3o p.m. from St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Norman W. Lindloff officiating. Burial, with military graveside rites, was in the Neillsville City Cemetery. The Georgas-Gesche Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Born January 6, 1907, at Tioga to John N. and Ina May Palms Ripplinger, he attended Clark county schools, graduating from Neillsville High School in 1925, then attended t he Milwaukee School of Business and the Chicago School of engineering. Mr. Ripplinger worked in banking and as an insurance executive until his retirement in 1960.

In 1924, he enlisted in Service Company, 128th Infantry Regiment, of the Wisconsin National Guard. He was called to active duty in 1940 and served in the Pacific Islands and Japan, then returned to reserve status after the war.

His marriage to the former Agnes G. Dux took place May 24, 1926, in Milwaukee. Mrs. Ripplinger preceded her husband in death in 1971.

Mr. Ripplinger was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, of the Retired Officers Assn., and of Haugen-Richmond American Legion Post No. 73.

Surviving are several brothers and sisters-in-law, aunts and uncles, and nieces and nephews.


Obit: Ripplinger, Orley K. #2 (1907 - 1977)

Surnames: Ripplinger, Palms, Dux, Mattson, Mills, Van Gorden, Anding, Dimeo, Beckmann, Brandt, Miles, Wells, Lindloff

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 3/17/1977

Funeral services were held March 7 from St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church for Orley K. Ripplinger, 70, of Neillsville, who died at his home March 3. The Rev. Norman W. Lindloff officiated, and burial followed in the Neillsville City Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Georgas Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were John Mattson, Calvin Mills, Heron “Pink” Van Gorden, Jeff Dux, Duane Anding and Al Dimeo.

“The Lord Is My Shepherd: and “Abide With Me” wee sung by the choir of St. John’s Lutheran School. Kathleen Beckmann was the accompanist.

Those from out of town attending the services were Mr./Mrs. Don Brandt, Menomonie; Mr./Mrs. Henry Milles and Mr./Mrs. Jeff Dux, Madison; Mr./Mrs. Donald Wells, Mr./Mrs. Ronald Wells, Bernard Friske, Mr./Mrs. David Friske, Mr./Mrs. Norbert Friske and Mr./Mrs. William Horn, Greenwood; Mrs. Lena Dux, Moorehead, Mn.; Mr./Mrs. Don Glaman, Jean and Michael Reuels, Judy Andersen and Karen and Jennifer Arndt, Marshfield; Mr./Mrs. Leon Dux, Hillsboro, N.D.; and Mr./Mrs. Kenneth Dux, Stoughton.




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