Norman Henry Rippe, age 85

Norman Henry Rippe, 85, passed away Monday, July 29, 2019 at Smith Center Health and Rehab.

Norman was born May 1, 1934 in Lanham, KS, the son of Henry F. and Malinda (Maatsch) Rippe. On May 8, 1960 he married Darlene Ruth Dierking in Herkimer, KS, to this union they were blessed with four children, Warren, Doug, Sharyl and Kevin. Norman was a United States Army Veteran serving from February 6, 1957 to January 1, 1959 when he was honorably discharged.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Lawrence and Wilmer Rippe and a sister Roine Tegethoff.

Norman is survived by his wife Darlene Rippe of Smith Center, KS; three sons, Warren Rippe of Smith Center, KS, Doug (Sue) Rippe of Osborne, Kevin (Melissa) Rippe of Cedar Rapids, IA; a daughter Sharyl Billinger of Smith Center, KS; two sisters Janice Walley of Newton, KS, Laura (Darrell) Allerheiligen of Waverly, NE; a brother-in-law Forrest Tegethoff of Washington, KS; thirteen grandchildren, and sixteen great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 3, 2019 at American Lutheran Church, Smith Center, KS, with Pastor Lorna Paulus officiating. There will not be a public visitation, the casket will remain closed. Burial will take place in Fairview Cemetery, Smith Center, KS. Memorials may be given to Norman H. Rippe Memorial Fund and can be sent in care of All Faiths Funeral Chapel, 113 S. Madison St., Smith Center, KS 66967. www.allfaithsfuneralchapel.com


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