Obit: Kippenhan, Herbert A.
Contact: Kipp Kippenhan
submitted by his son, Kipp Kippenhan
Herbert is pictured above with his wife Marie.
Herbert A. Kippenhan
85, Stevens Point, a former Wausau resident, died Sunday, April 6, 2003 at St. Michael Hospital, Stevens Point.
He was born March 24, 1918 in Clark County, son of the late Theodore and Martha (Awe) Kippenhan. On October 22, 1941, he married Helen Hintz. She died December 26, 1976. He married Ramona Prechtel in 1981. She died in 1987. He then married Marie Kostuck-Kruziki on February 10, 1990 in Stevens Point. She survives.
Herbert was a World War II Navy veteran as a 1st or 2nd Class Petit Officer, radio technician serving on the USS North Carolina during the battles in the South Pacific.
Herbert was the central office repairman for AT&T until retiring in 1981. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and the American Legion Post in Stevens Point, the Communication Workers of American Telephone Pioneers, and the USS North Carolina Battleship Association. Herbert enjoyed bowling and fishing.
Survivor besides his wife, Marie, Stevens Point, includes one daughter, Karen (Edward) Gault, Wausau; one son, Herbert Kippenhan Jr., Elmhurst, Ill; two step daughters, Karen (Dennis) Simonis, Plover and Janice Krishnan, Allen, Texas; two step sons, James (Gretchen) Kruziki, Stevens Point and Michael (Janice) Kruziki, Appleton; twelve grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one sister, Rosa "Kippy" (Bud) Davis, Milwaukee. His surviving in-laws:
1) Elmer Meinhardt (surviving spouse of my father's sister, Esther Kippenhan)
2) Gertrude (nee Mosinski) Hintz - surviving spouse of my mom's brother, Boyd Hintz.
3) George E. Hintz and spouse Florence (nee O'Donnell)
Besides his wives and parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 2003 at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Wausau. Rev. Donald E. Baumann will officiate. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. Thursday until the time of services at the church.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 6th St., Wausau is in charge of arrangements.
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