Eleanor M. Rippe
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Eleanor M. Rippe
  • August 21, 1918 - July 24, 2017
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Eleanor M Rippe, 98, of Fort Wayne, passed away on July 24, 2017, at Woodview Nursing and Rehab. Born on August 21, 1918, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Gladys (Heitz) Parker. A member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne; she retired in 1982 from Central Soya after 31 years of service in sales. She was a member and Past Matron of the Trinity Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star; the Daughters of the Nile; and member and Past President of the Shrine's Widows Club.
She is survived by her son, William J. (Linda) Rippe; grandchildren, Thomas J. (Tiffany) Rippe and Douglas J. (Sarah) Rippe; great-grandsons, Gavin and Landon Rippe. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jay J. Rippe, in 1984; and brother, Joseph A. Parker.
Funeral service will be 1pm, Friday, July 28, 2017, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne, with calling from 11am, until time of service. Burial will be in Cedar Creek Cemetery, Auburn. Memorial donations may be given to St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne.