Eugene R. (1925 - 2004)
Transcriber: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: PIPKORN LEDGER SHEETS PONKRATZ BEIDEL JOHANSSON KAUTH SMITH FENNER
----Source: Loyal TRG 26 May 2004
Pipkorn, Eugene R. (1 May 1925 - 20 May 2004)
Eugene Roy Pipkorn, 69, Sheldon, died Friday, May 20, 2004, at Rusk County Memorial Hospital. There will be no funeral services, as was his wish. Burial will be in Colby Memorial Cemetery at a later date.
Eugene Roy Pipkorn was born May 1, 1925, in the town of Beaver, to Roy and Dorothy Pipkorn. He attended Oak Grove School and graduated from Loyal High School. He then married Darlene Ledger and later divorced. He then married Ione Sheets on Oct. 10, 1981, at First United Church of Christ, Colby. He played baseball on the farm team of the Chicago Cubs and on some local teams. He farmed in the Unity area for 40 years, and worked at Wick Building Systems, Spencer, for 19 years. In 1984, he bought a farm near Sheldon and continued to live there after he retired. His interests included camping, fishing, riding bicycle, snowshoeing, and traveling. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Ione Pipkorn, Sheldon; his children Barb [Steve] Ponkratz, Diane [Jeffrey] Beidel, Cheryl [Rolf] Johansson, Laura [Steve] Kauth, Gini [David] Johansson, Tammy [Kevin] Smith, John Pipkorn, Brian [Lisa] Pipkorn, and Andy Pipkorn; his stepchildren, DuWayne [Kay] Sheets, Michael [Tammy] Sheets, James [Debbie] Sheets, John Sheets, Roger [Mary Ann] Sheets; a step daughter-in-law Diane Sheets; one brother, Roy [Shirlee] Pipkorn; 14 grandchildren; sever step grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents; one step son, Jeffrey Sheets; and one sister, Shirley Fenner.
Community Funeral Home, Colby, assisted the family with arrangements.
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