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Darrel R. "Bud" Rippelmeyer

Darrel R. "Bud" Rippelmeyer, 76, of Belleville, IL, died November 19, 2017, in Maeystown, IL. He was born June 18, 1941, in Maeystown, IL.

He is survived by his wife Donna Rippelmeyer (nee Pollock); children Brian (Rebecca) Rippelmeyer, & Michelle (Todd) Morris; grandchildren Jedediah Rippelmeyer, Haley, Jacob, & Samantha Morris; sister Marlene (Leroy) Vogel-Karsten; niece Susan Vogel; nephew Scott Vogel; & cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents Arnold H. and Arlou (nee Hoerr) Rippelmeyer; brother-in-law Norbert Vogel; & niece Gwen Vogel.

Darrel was a member of Morris Lodge #787, Shriner Ainad Temple, Scottish Rite, retired from AT&T - Construction Foreman, Hank's Excavating - Superintendent, he was an avid outdoorsman, he loved to hunt and fish.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Shriner's Children's Hospital

4 PM to 8 PM Friday, November 24, 2017 at Quernheim Funeral Home
12 Noon until time of service Saturday Quernheim Funeral Home
1 PM Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL
Pastor Patrick Poole officiating
Interment at St. John Cemetery in Maeystown, IL

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I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).

Mary Dec 15 2017 12:00 AM

Mom and I wish to offer our deep condolences to Brian and his whole family for their loss. Sorry for the delayed response. Being a retired AT&T employee, I am not exactly in the info "loop" anymore. Mom and I both know from experience how hard it is to loose someone you love.
All Our Sympathy
Timothy Compton and Frances Compton

Timothy Compton Dec 8 2017 12:00 AM

Don and I were so sorry to hear about Darrel.
I will always remember the good times we had in high school. He always liked to give me a hard time. He always liked to have a good time. He and Norman were the light of our class reunions and I will always remember those times.
Keeping you and your family in our prayers during this sad time.
Don & Judy (Bell) Wuertz

Don & Judy Wuertz Nov 24 2017 12:00 AM


I am so sorry for your loss. I know how close you and your dad always were. He was such a kind man with a big heart. The world needs more people like him. Hell always be close in your heart.

Nancy Gourley Nov 24 2017 12:00 AM

I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family. I know this loss must be difficult for you all. May you find real comfort knowing that God is "close to the broken-hearted ". This beautiful assurance that God cares about us is found in the Bible at Psalms 34:18. With sympathy, Greg.

Greg Nov 23 2017 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Nov 22 2017 12:00 AM

I had the enjoyed meeting him while I worked at AT&T and to always a pleasure to be around. He touched a lot of people in his life and will be greatly missed. As you continue to go forward you will think of him often. Cherish the joy and memories of the great life that he had as a Husband, father, and mentor. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

David Knott Nov 21 2017 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Nov 21 2017 12:00 AM

Words can't express how saddened I am to hear of your loss. May the memory of 'Rip' bring you comfort and peace. He was a great guy.

JANET Burns Nov 21 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Darrel Rippelmeyer

Renee St.Clair Nov 21 2017 12:00 AM