May 26, 1927 - May 9, 2022
Joseph Sippel, age 94, of Johnston, Iowa, formerly Storm Lake, Iowa died on Monday, May 9, 2022, in Des Moines, Iowa. Funeral Mass will take place Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake, Iowa. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Early, Iowa. Visitation will be held Friday, May 13, 2022 from 4-7:00 p.m. with a Prayer Vigil starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake, Iowa. Joseph Kenneth Sippel was born on May 26, 1927 to Carl and Helen (Gard) Sippel in rural Schaller, Iowa. On January 26, 1948 Joseph was united in marriage to Mary Ann at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Early. Together, they raised their family on the farm while Joseph ran Sippel Sundries and worked at the Post Office in Early. Later, he became Postmaster after the store closed. In 1994, Joseph and Mary Ann took a pilgrimage trip to Medjugorje and the Vatican with their three sons and one daughter. They always enjoyed attending their annual family reunion at Ron and Maureen’s home in New Buffalo, Michigan. Faith was at the foundation of Joseph’s life. He grew up attending Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Early, Iowa, St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Storm Lake, and then Bishop Drumm in Johnston, Iowa. Joseph and Mary Ann were involved in Cursillo and participated in Search retreats. Joseph enjoyed reading and was an active gardener, growing the best sweet corn know to man! He adored his thirteen children and regularly attended all their sporting events. He played men’s softball league in Early as a team member of “The Old Crows”. Joseph was also an active member of the Lions Club in Early and Knights of Columbus. Joseph is survived by his children: Dr. Joe (Mary) Sippel in Omaha, Nebraska; Jim Sippel of Austin, Texas; John (Colette) Sippel of Englewood, Florida; Rick (Cindy) Sippel of Ankeny, Iowa; Ron (Maureen) Sippel of Naples, Florida; Robert (Joanne) Sippel of Lombard, Illinois; Carl (Leesa) Sippel of Kent, Washington; Michael (Lori) Sippel of Glen Ellyn, Illinois; Scott Sippel of New Buffalo, Illinois; Rose (Jim) Fitzpatrick of Omaha, Nebraska; Kathy (Bob) Pertzborn of Ankeny, Iowa; Therese (Colin) Parker of Tarpon Springs, Florida; Melissa (Sean) McDonald of Marion, Iowa; grandchildren: Emily Sippel; Andrew Sippel; William Sippel; Jon Sippel; Shelly (Jose) Hernandez; Matt (Megan) Sippel; Jennifer Oakley; Eileen (Andy) Duin; Christy Thompson; R. David Sippel; Anna Sippel; Scott (Merissa) Pertzborn; Amanda Pertzborn; Aaron (Kathleen) Sippel; Jessica (Juan) Rodriquez; Jason (Jillian) Sippel; Daniel Sippel; Kevin (Emily) Sippel; Madison Sippel; Alison (Ron) Neurauter; Julia Sippel; Mary Kate (Brian) Bengtson; Rebecca (James) Brosnan; Nicholas Parker; Nicole Parker; Megan McDonald; Connor McDonald; Rachel McDonald; Haylee (Joe) Sowa; Hayden Sippel; great-granchildren: Nicki Hernandez; Olivia Hernandez; Raven Sippel; Richard Sippel; Eliana Thompson; Natalie Sippel; Claire Sippel; Luke Sippel; Peter Sippel; Lily Oakley; Corrine Oakley; Elliotte Duin; Matthew Sippel; Liam Sippel; Evan Sippel; Ronnie Neurauter; Michael Neurauter; extended family and many friends. Joseph is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann; parents: Carl and Helen (Gard) Sippel; brothers: Ed Sippel; Bill Sippel; sisters: Marie Faber; and Joan Bloyer.
Joseph Sippel, age 94, of Johnston, Iowa, formerly Storm Lake, Iowa died on Monday, May 9, 2022, in Des Moines, Iowa. Funeral Mass will take place Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake, Iowa. Burial... View Obituary & Service Information
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