Obit: Riphenburg, Nathan Leroy (1923 - 1999)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Riphenburg, Thompson, Gillard, Begley, Moser, Leake, Fisher, Mazola, Ehlers, LaBalm, VandeBerg, Zank, Benedict

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 11 Aug. 1999; Page 13

Riphenburg, Nathan Leroy (31 Aug. 1923 - 1 Aug. 1999)

Nathan "Nate" Riphenburg, age 75, of Greenwood, Wis., died Sunday, Aug. 1, 1999 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the Palliative Care Unit in Marshfield, Wis.

Nathan Leroy "Nate" Riphenburg was born on Aug. 31, 1923 on the Begley Farm in the town of York, the son of Hiram and Belle (Thompson) Riphenburg. "Nate" grew up in Humbird, On March 31, 1945, he was united in marriage to Ethel Rose Gillard in Neillsville, Wis. He worked for many years in construction for the Plautz-Pekol company.

He is survived by his wife, Ethel, their eight children: Nate Jr. (Mary Lou) Riphenburg of Sussex, Wis., Judy (Vic) Moser of Neillsville, Addie (Art) Leake of Neillsville, Sharon (Gary) Fisher of Freeport, Ill., Mae (Ronnie) Mazola of Green Bay, Thomas (Patty) Riphenburg of Longwood , Wis., Terry (Sharon) Riphenburg of Marshfield, and Darrell (Marie) Riphenburg of Neillsville. He is also survived by 23 grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, his sister Dorothy Ehlers of Neillsville, Wis., and three sisters-in-law; Jeanette Riphenburg of Neillsville, Romelle Gillard of Aurora, Wis., and June LaBalm of Milwaukee, Wis.

He was preceded in death by one brother, three sisters, and by his father and mother.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1999 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor Penny VandeBerg of the United Church of Christ will officiate. Music will be provided by Eileen Zank, organist. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, at the Gesche Funeral Home.

Casket bearers will be David Fisher, Steven Moser, Ryan Riphenburg, Jason Riphenburg, William Benedict, and Kenneth Benedict.

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.



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