A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Rita C. Ripperger, 83 of Lacona, on Friday, December 23, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lacona. Interment will be at the Bauer Cemetery. Family received friends on Thursday evening, from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m., at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Lacona. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lacona or the Bauer Cemetery Fund.
Rita passed away on December 18, 2016. She is survived by her children: Janet (Kevin) Smith, Leroy (Melody) Ripperger, Randy (Mary) Ripperger, Raymond (Melissa) Ripperger, Rachel Ripperger, and Tracy (Eric) Reeg; 15 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; and siblings: Allen (Karen) Miller, Darrell (Marlene) Miller, Phyllis Ripperger, Wilfred (Joyce) Miller, Marie (Bob) Glass, and Paulene (Roger) Wadle. Rita was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Keith Ripperger; son-in-law, Doyle Schurman; and siblings: Rosemary Bauer, Dolores Bauer, and Clarence Miller.
Published on December 20, 2016