|Name||Age||Place of Birth > Place of Death||Newspaper||Publication Date||Submitter|
|RIPPERDA, Valerie M (RICHTER)||83||Belleville IL||CarlyleUB||27 May 2009||fch|
Valerie M. Ripperda
February 15, 1926 - May 22, 2009
Valeria M. Ripperda, nee Richter, 83, of New Baden, died Friday, May 22, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville.
Born February 15, 1926, in Aviston, she was the daughter of Leo and Margaret (Heimann) Richter, and they preceded her in death.
She married Eugene Ripperda in 1947 at St. Francis Church in Aviston; he preceded her in death in 1991.
Surviving are her children, Stan Ripperda of St. Louis, Floyd (Patricia) Ripperda of New Baden, Margie (friend John Bean) Fuca of Belleville, and Dr. Mark (Diane) Ripperda of Scottsdale, Ariz.; her son-in-law, Rich Allison of Santa Fe, New Mexico; fourteen grandchildren, Monica Critchlow, Amy Whaley, Richard Allison, Melanie Young, Shane Ripperda, Lea Wokowiak, Kate Floyd, Kyle Louvier, Nicole Reitz, Tara Fuca, Carrie Slama, Courtney DeLaria, Christopher Ripperda and Alana Ripperda; nine great grandchildren; sisters, Leona Richter of Aviston and Ruth Schrage of St. Rose; and brothers- and sisters-in-law Bernice Richter of Aviston, Virgil (Florentine) Ripperda of Trenton, Loretta Frey of Pierron, Johanna Rakers of Trenton and Kathy Ripperda of Breese.
Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Allison; a sister, Florence Albers; brothers, Virgil Richter and Leo Richter; sisters-in-law, Dolores Ripperda and Alice Ripperda; brothers-in-law, Charles Albers, Julian Frey, Paul Rakers, Robert "Jack" Ripperda, Edgar Schrage, Norbert Ripperda, Cyril Ripperda and Bernard Ripperda.
Mrs. Ripperda was a homemaker and an avid quilter. She was a member of St. George Church and Altar Sodality.
A funeral mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, May 26 at St. George Catholic Church in New Baden with Fr. Eugene Neff officiating.
Burial followed in Resurrection Cemetery in New Baden.
Moss Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
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