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
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
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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