Obit: Kippenhan, Herbert A. (Alt. Notice)

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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 2nd Class Petty Officer (a 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.

Besides his wives and parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.



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