Obit: Ripke, Harley H. (1919 - 1999)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: Ripke, Martin, McLauglin, Jacob, Kahler, Griep, Stuebs
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wisconsin ) 6 Oct. 1999; Page 17
Ripke, Harley H. (25 March 1919 - 24 Sept. 1999)
Harley H. Ripke, age 80, of 1450 8th St., died Sept. 24, 1999 in Boscobel, Wis.
Harley was born March 25, 1919 in Clark County, Wis. To John and Amelia (Kahler) Ripke. He married Pearl Griep on May 14, 1944 in Sterling, Ill., Harley served in the U. S. Navy from 1940 - 1943. He worked for the Bloomer Quality Egg Co. for 5 years picking up eggs from farmers. In 1950, Harley and Elaine started Ripke’s Livestock Service and farmed in the Neillsville area until moving to Fennimore in 1967. His failing health forced them to retire in 1972. From 1980 -1985 they had the Ripke’s Resale Shop in Fennimore and also enjoyed repairing bicycles and lawn mowers as much as his health would permit. He was a member of the America Legion and the Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife, Pearl Ripke, of Fennimore; three children: Lynn Martin, Fennimore, Donna (Larry) McLaughlin, Eau Claire, Mich., James (Dorothy) Ripke, Nekoosa, Wis.; one sister, Leona Jacob, Neillsville, Wis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son-in-law, Carol on July 3, 1998; one great-granddaughter; a sister Helen Jacob; two infant brothers, and one infant sister. Funeral services were held at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lancaster, Wis., at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999. Officiate was the Rev. Paul Stuebs, Burial was in Prairie Cemetery in Fennimore, Wis. And Military Honors.
The Larson Family Funeral Home assisted the family.
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