Richard L. Sipple, 80, of Norwalk, died early Sunday morning, July 1, 2007, in Gaymont Nursing Center.
He was born March 8, 1927, in Cleveland to Richard L. and Stella M. (Kinelberger) Sipple Sr., now deceased, and came to the Norwalk area in 1959 from Cleveland. He was a member of Norwalk First United Methodist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in WWII. He was a member of Firelands Post 2743 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Norwalk, and Mount Vernon Lodge 64 of Norwalk. He was a former employee of Cleveland Ignition and was the former owner of Sipp's Service Station in Parma, Ohio. He was a former Norwalk City Councilman and former member of the Norwalk City Zoning Board. He was a volunteer at the former Norwalk Memorial Hospital and at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. He enjoyed model trains and was an AKC Dog Obedience Trainer.
He is survived by his daughters, Karina L. Sipple of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Susanne S. Reed of Monroeville; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine D. (Weidman) Sipple in 1993.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. Friday until funeral services at 7 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk. Masonic services will be at 6:45 p.m., conducted by Mount Vernon Lodge 64. Inurment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or to Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Condolences may be made at edwalkerfuneralhome.com.