Chesterton Tribune

Services set for Ivan Rippe, Sr.

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Ivan H. Rippe Sr., 67, of Wanatah, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 at home.

He was born May 6, 1942 in Chesterton, the son of Karl and Mildred (Woodruff) Rippe, who preceded him in death.

On October 26, 1963 he married Janice P. Musgrave who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Lynne (Tony) Principe of Ft. Wayne, Will (Dawn) Rippe of Chesterton, Ivan (Serena) Rippe Jr. of Westville, and Harry (Jody) Rippe and Mike (Holly) Rippe, both of Union Mills; 19 grandchildren; and three sisters, Joanne Rippe of Knox and Arlene Graham and Ernestine Olson, both of Lockhart, Texas.

He was preceded in death by two grandsons, Aaron and Kyle Principe; his sister Loretta and three brothers, Carl, Alan, and Larry.

Ivan worked for the Valparaiso Streets and Sanitation Department for 28 years and was a member of the Faith Mission Church in Valparaiso.

Funeral Services, the Rev. William Dishman officiating, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Newhard Funeral Home, 58 W. Walnut St. in Westville. Burial will be at Chesterton Cemetery.

Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Newhard Funeral Home. To sign a guestbook for Ivan, visit

Posted 2/11/2010