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SHIPP, Robert E. 1921-2007


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 9/27/2013 at 01:08:17

CEDAR FALLS- Robert E. Shipp, 86, of Cedar Falls, died Tuesday, May 1, at the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home.

He was born Feb. 4, 1921, son of Earl and Violet Germann Shipp. He married Joann Messerer on November 27, 1946. They later divorced. He then married Meta Westendorf Burger on June 26, 1964 in Rochester, Minn. She preceded him in death on Nov. 7, 1976.

Mr. Shipp served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II. He had been employed with John Deere, and then went to work at Rath Packing Co. as a meat cutter until retiring in 1978.

Survivors include his stepson, Wayne "Bill" Burger II of Cedar Falls; and three brothers, Donald (Connie) Shipp and James (Marilyn) Shipp all of Waverly, and Elwyn (Victoria) Shipp of Nashua.

Preceded in death by a son in infancy; two brothers, Paul and Gerald; and three sisters in infancy, Beverly, and twins Marlys and Mavis.

Services: 1:00 p.m. Friday, at Richardson Funeral Home, with burial in St. Peters Cemetery in Oran, Iowa. Public visitation will be for one hour prior to service time Friday, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to American Diabetes Association

[Source: Richardson Funeral Home]


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