Obit: Kippenhan, Theodore J. #4 (1888 - 1966)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Kippenhan, Franz, Awe, Saewert, Sieger, Meinhardt, Davis, Wickesberg, Wulf, Grether, Logue

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 12/8/1966

Kippenhan (4 January 1888 - 30 November 1966)

Theodore J. Kippenhan, 78, lifelong resident of Greenwood, died November 30 at the Memorial Hospital in Neillsville, where he was admitted following a stroke the day before.

Mr. Kippenhan was born January 4, 1888, in the Town of Mead to John and Minnie (Franz) Kippenhan. He received his education in the Town of Mead School. He was married June 23, 1915, to Martha Awe at the bride’s parental home in the Town of Green Grove, by the Rev. Otto Saewert, pastor of the Immanuel Reformed Church, now the United Church of Christ. Before his marriage he worked in logging camps in winter and on farms in the southern part of Wisconsin in the summer. After their marriage they settled on a farm seven miles northwest of Greenwood, where they farmed for 41 years, until they retired from farming in 1956. Then they lived for five years with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Meinhardt of Greenwood. They moved to Greenwood in 1961 and had since resided here.

Mr. Kippenhan was a member of the Immanuel United Church of Christ. He was a deacon of this church for six year. He also was chairman, treasurer and assessor of the Town of Mead for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Emory (Norma) Sieger of Kenosha, Mrs. Elmer (Esther) Meinhardt of Sheboygan Falls and Mrs. Price (Rosa) Davis of Milwaukee; three sons, Alvin and Paul of Greenwood, and Herbert of Wausau; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; four brothers, August, John, Arthur and Roland, all of Appleton; five sisters, Miss Hilda and Miss Louise Kippenhan, both of Appleton, Mrs. Herbert (Emma) Wickesberg of Appleton, Mrs. Elmer (Lydia) Wulf of Pueblo, Colo., and Miss Cilla Kippenhan of Neillsville.

Funeral services were held Saturday from Immanuel United Church in Greenwood. Officiating was the Rev. Jacob Grether of Neillsville and the Rev. David Logue, new pastor of the Immanuel and Zion Lutheran churches of Greenwood. Burial was made in the West Side Cemetery.



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