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Concord Presbyterian Church
Friday November 11th, 2016

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Raymond Joseph Ripplinger

Raymond Joseph "Joe" Ripplinger, 63, of Red Bud, IL, died November 4, 2016, in Belleville, IL. He was born December 26, 1952, in E. St. Louis, IL.

    He is survived by his wife Deborah L. Ripplinger; children Charles Ripplinger, Jacob (Lindsay) Ripplinger, Ethan (Anna) Ripplinger; grandchildren Alexis Hicks, Trinity Ripplinger; sister Barbara (Anton) Vodvarka; longtime friend Billy Roscow; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

    He is preceded in death by his parents Raymond Jacob & Mary (nee Staub) Ripplinger.

    Joe was a member of the Concord Presbyterian Church, one of his proudest achievements was becoming a Deacon of the Church, retired from M - K-T "Katy" Railroad, avid hunter and fisherman, and loved watching Alabama Football - Roll Tide.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Concord Presbyterian Church

    4 PM to 8 PM Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Quernheim Funeral Home
    9 AM until time of service Friday 

    10 AM Friday, November 11, 2016 at Concord Presbyterian Church in Waterloo, IL
        Pastor Will Hesterberg officiating
    Interment at St. John Cemetery in Maeystown, IL

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My thoughts and prayers to you. Joe will be missed.

ROvert frost Nov 16 2016 12:00 AM

I'm sorry I was not able to attend the visitation on Thursday evening because of a prior commitment. I wanted to express my sincere condolences to the family on Joe's homegoing. I was blessed to have known Joe for several years and was inspired by his faith and especially by his fight to live life to the fullest and to help others despite his health limitations. I know he is resting in Jesus' arms right now and receiving his reward as a good and faithful servant.

Christine Miller Nov 11 2016 12:00 AM

I pray that each person in Raymond's family finds the special peace and comfort that only God can give. I am very sorry for your loss.

Carol Beeman
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Carol Beeman Nov 10 2016 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Nov 10 2016 12:00 AM

Debbie and sons,
I know you are missing Joey a lot and I just want to say he was a wonderful man and a true friend to my brother.
The times I remember most was when we were all quite young and out at his parents'
place on "the hill." I wish Billy could reminisce with you all about those days.
I remember it just being a great place with the lake; and I imagine the boys really took advantage of the places and things to do outside where I recall I usually spent time with Barbie if she was at home. Mary and Ray were there too but you know how kids are about adults.
Of course, as I grew up friendships change, but I know Joey and Bill kept their friendships in tact. I know he was one of the influences that got my brother to move back to this area and I am grateful for that.
Prayers and blessings to you and yours,
May Joey know peace with Christ.
Kathy DeVan

Kathy DeVan Nov 8 2016 12:00 AM

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Ethan spoke a lot about his dad to me. So very sorry for your Loss.
Terry Dashner

Terry Dashner Nov 7 2016 12:00 AM

Deb thinking of you and your family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything don't hesitate to call me.

Tammy Nov 6 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss my thoughts and prayers go out to you.

Susan Carter speech therapist Nov 6 2016 12:00 AM

Fisherman's Prayer-

I pray that I may live to fish
Until my dying day.
And when it comes to my last cast,
I then most humbly pray:
When in the Lord's great landing net
And peacefully asleep
That in His mercy I be judged
Big enough to keep

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/prayers/protestant/other/fishermans-prayer.aspx#ZjTdvAOe2kC4YAft.99

Mike Wiskerchen Nov 6 2016 12:00 AM