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Ronald E. Sippel, 71

Aug 21, 2016

Mapleton Ronald William Sippel, age 71, of Mapleton, died Aug. 13 at Mayo Clinic Hospital St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester.

Memorial Mass was Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 at St. Teresa Catholic Church in Mapleton, Reverend Jason Kern officiated. Private graveside service followed at Calvary Cemetery in Mapleton.

Ron was born April 14, 1945 in Blue Earth to Leo and Dorelda (Wiese) Sippel. He graduated from Blue Earth High School in 1963. On April 26, 1968, he was united in marriage to Nan Catherine Garry in Delavan, and they raised two children, James and Shannon. For many years until his retirement in 2002, Ronald owned and operated Ford/Lincoln/ Mercury dealerships in Mapleton and Blue Earth. Ron’s passions included gun collecting, boating, cars, and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his son, James T. (Kris) Sippel, of Webster; daughter, Shannon M. (Rick) Allen, of New Prague and their children Hunter Currie, Brekkyn Currie, Hannah Allen, and Sarah Allen; brother, Randy (Alana) Sippel and their children Tammi (Ken) Leppla and Jason and Angie Sippel; brother, Greg (Chris) Staloch and their sons Nicolas and Tyler; step-mother, Marvel Sippel; brothers-in-law, Mike (Kitty) Garry and their children and Pat Garry and his children.

Ron was preceded in death by his wife, Nan; father, Leo Sippel; mother, Dorelda Sippel; mother-in-law, Catherine Garry; father-in-law, Michael Garry; and sister-in-law, Kate Garry.

Memorials are preferred to the American Red Cross, Minnesota Region, 1201 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55454 or online at www.redcross.org/donate/donation. Olson-Tichenor Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.