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Patricia Ripperger, 67, of Melcher-Dallas passed away December 17, 2016. Services were held Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Melcher-Dallas. No visitation is planned. Memorials will be designated at a later date.
Patricia was born January 31, 1949 to Anthony and Susan Kauzlarich in Oskaloosa, Iowa. She was one of three children born to the couple. Pat grew up alongside her siblings in Melcher and graduated from Melcher-Dallas High School in 1967. 
Patricia was united in marriage to Jim Ripperger in 1968. The couple was blessed with two daughters: Wendy and Julie. Pat was a loving mother and she made sure that her daughters knew that they were loved and that she would do anything for them. She was supportive, a problem solver, and she always made sure that everything was okay. Pat was a rock for her husband, Jim. She was also a very proud grandmother and loved every minute spent with her granddaughter, Megan.
Pat enjoyed anything that involved her family. She also loved racing and her racing family. She enjoyed camping, vacations, and was always up for an adventure. Pat's quick-witted personality will be greatly missed by many.
Pat passed away on December 17, 2016. She is survived by her husband, Jim; daughters: Wendy (Mike Bingham) Ripperger and Julie (Nathan Wright) Ripperger; granddaughter, Megan (Taylor Hockett) Ripperger; siblings: Suzanne Krpan and Bill (Karen) Kauzlarich; along with many relatives, friends, and her racing family.
Published on December 20, 2016
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