Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

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Alumni Obituaries

Carroll Leo Ripperger

Carroll (Mr. Rip) 78 passed away at his home. He was born September 27, 1933 in St. Peters Indiana and resided in Richmond since 1952. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Daphne. Four children: Stephen (Memphis TN), James and his wife Megan (Tampa FL) Michael and his wife Julie (Richmond IN) and daughter Teresa Ripperger-Radtke and her husband Tim (Chicago IL). Carroll has ten wonderful grandchildren that he worshipped dearly: Jessica, Kyle, Kirsten, Jenna, Katelyn, Jacob, Kelsey, Tyler, Amanda, and Luke and one great grandchild Myles. Carroll is survived by 7 siblings; Helen Lawler, Father Bill Ripperger, Father Harold Ripperger, Ed Ripperger, Lou Ripperger, Mary OGÇÖDonnell and Robert Ripperger. In addition, 29 nieces and nephews also survive Carroll. Carroll graduated from Richmond High School in 1951 and shortly after graduation enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served his duty in England until 1957. Carroll retired from the Wayne Dairy in 1979 after 20 years of service as a route supervisor and continued his career as a small business owner of the Bottle Shop and Crosstown Carryout liquor stores in Richmond. Carroll served on the board of the Indiana Liquor store association, was a member of the American Legion, Druids, Knight of St Johns, Elks and Eagles. He was a strong believer of God, the Catholic Church, and a member of St Andrews church in Richmond IN and St James in Tampa FL. Carroll enjoyed many things in life, most importantly spending time with family and friends. He was a devoted son to his parents, a caring bother to his siblings, a loving husband to his wife, a role model to his children and grandchildren, and loyal friend to many. GÇ£Mr. RipGÇ¥ had a witty sense of humor and was always willing to help anyone in need. He touched so many lives in his unique way of combining humor, intelligence, and compassion. We will miss him dearly and carry his memory in our hearts and actions forever. Funeral Mass will be 10:00am Tuesday, December 20th 2011 at St. MaryGÇÖs Catholic Church with Fr. Joe McNally, Fr. Harold Ripperger, Fr. Bill Ripperger, and Fr. Freddie Denison.From the Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home.