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St. John Cemetery - Valmeyer
Wednesday April 4th, 2018

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Russell E. Rippelmeyer

Russell E. Rippelmeyer, 85, of Waterloo, Illinois, died March 30, 2018, in St. Louis, MO. He was born July 14, 1932, in Waterloo, IL.

He is survived by his wife Joyce C. Rippelmeyer (nee Schmitt); daughters Cynthia (David) Birk & Caryl (David) Noelken; grandchildren Melissa (Adam) Dye, Eric (Kristen) Birk, Aaron (Megan) Birk, & Mike Noelken; 8 great grandchildren Emily, Sophie, Lucia, Harrison, Dax, Jonah, Mia, & Ellie; sister-in-law Mildred Rippelmeyer; nieces, nephews, & cousins. 

He is preceded in death by his son Mark R. Rippelmeyer; grandson Gregory S. Noelken; parents Albert J. & Catherine Rippelmeyer (nee Baxmeyer); & brother Elmer Rippelmeyer.

Russell was a member of St. John UCC - Valmeyer, US Air Force Veteran, retired from IDOT & farmer.

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

4 PM to 8 PM Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Quernheim Funeral Home
9 AM until time of service Wednesday at St. John United Church of Christ

10 AM Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at St. John United Church of Christ in Valmeyer, IL
Pastor Elizabeth Terrill officiating
Interment at St. John Cemetery in Valmeyer, IL

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I wasn't able to make it to the wake, but wanted to express my sincerest sympathy. I will forever remember Russell as a friendly and kind man. He and Joyce seemed to have a deep love and respect for each other, and I'm so sorry for the loss you must feel. Hopefully happy memories will give you comfort. I will remember your family in my prayers.

Sincerely, Mary Kay Reinhold

Mary Kay Reinhold Apr 13 2018 12:00 AM


Expression of Sympathy Apr 3 2018 12:00 AM

the short time I worked with Russ on the Rippelmeyer farm, i remember him as a gentleman who was always happy and smiling
Best to his family
memento mori

David Shilliday Apr 2 2018 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on April 2, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Apr 2 2018 12:00 AM

A BASKET GARDEN was ordered on March 31, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Mar 31 2018 12:00 AM

So Sorry Joyce, Cindy, Caryl and Families! You arent alone in your Sadness-my Deepest Sympathy and thoughts are with you all.
Love, Cindy

Cindy Crosby Leeck Mar 31 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. We are out of town and will be unable to attend, but our prayers are with you. Another loss for the community of Valmeyer to lose such a great guy!

Dick & Mary Fitzgerald Mar 31 2018 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss, and hope the memories you have shared over the years will be a comfort to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family.

Ted and Dorothy Mar 31 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Russell Rippelmeyer

Jim and Sarah Birk Mar 30 2018 12:00 AM