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St. John UCC - Valmeyer
Friday January 31st, 2020
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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St. Mary Catholic Church
Saturday February 1st, 2020

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Joyce Catherine Rippelmeyer

Joyce Catherine Rippelmeyer, nee Schmitt, 87, of Waterloo, Illinois, died January 19, 2020, in Peoria, IL. She was born July 11, 1932, in Valmeyer, IL.

She is survived by her daughters Cynthia (David) Birk and Caryl (David) Noelken; grandchildren Melissa (Adam) Dye, Eric (Kristen) Birk, Aaron (Megan) Birk, and Michael Noelken; great grandchildren Emily, Sophie, Lucia, Harrison, Dax, Jonah, Mia, Ellie, and Ben; nieces; nephews; & cousins. 

She was proceeded in death by her husband Russell E. Rippelmeyer; son Mark Rippelmeyer; grandson Gregory Noelken; parents Fred W. & Hattie Schmitt (nee Griffin); brothers Wendell and Hubert Schmitt.

The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers of Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria, IL for their love and support of their mom during her time under their special care.

Joyce was a member of St. Mary Church - Valmeyer and St. Ann Altar Sodality. Through the years, she devoted her time and energy to her beloved church volunteering in many capacities. She retired after 25 years from the Harrisonville Telephone Company and enjoyed keeping in contact with her coworkers over the years.

Joyce will be remembered for her love of music, singing, and especially dancing with Russell.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
St. Mary Church - Valmeyer

Memorial Visitation:
4 PM to 8 PM Friday, January 31, 2020 at Quernheim Funeral Home
9 AM until time of service Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church

Funeral Mass:
10:30 AM Saturday, February 1, 2020 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Valmeyer, IL
Father Urban Osuji officiating
Interment at St. John Cemetery in Valmeyer, IL

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Such a lovely lady . And a part of our "Diehl clients" family.
Wendell Schmitt was my dads best friend....
Joyce and Russell danced at our wedding..
She surely is dancing in heaven.
Always had a smile and a hug for me.
Sympathy to the family.
Love Jerry and Kris Wittenauer

Kris wittenauer Jan 21 2020 12:00 AM

Joyce was such a friendly lady. I started working at Harrisonville Telephone Company not too long after she retired and she treated me just like she knew me at every retirement party she attended. She will be missed by many.

Lisa Riebeling Jan 20 2020 12:00 AM