Richard Raymond Schippel, Feb. 18, 1930 - Sept. 30, 2008

Aug 31, 2015


FEB. 18, 1930-SEPT. 30, 2008


Richard Raymond “Dick” Schippel, 78, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, in Windsor Place in Columbus, Miss.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. today until funeral services at 11 a.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Dore officiating. Interment will follow at Friendship Cemetery with full military honors. Gunter & Peel Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

Mr. Schippel was born Feb. 18, 1930, in Sandusky, son of the late Wilson and Marie (Goode) Schippel. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army, and was a Disabled American Veteran. Mr. Schippel was a retired construction supervisor with Holiday Inn after 25 years and was a member of the Annunciation Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Lester Schippel; and sisters, Ginny Bores, Isabell Witter and Helen Nickels.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Schippel of Columbus; son, Richard Schippel; daughter, Julie Schippel; stepchildren, Gerald (Ginger) Ruppert of California, Shirley (Edward) Farrell of Chicago, Cynthia DePriest of Chicago and Scott (Melanie) Ruppert of Electic, Ala.; brothers, Donnie (Jennifer) Schippel of Columbus and Roger (Nancy) Schippel of Sandusky; sisters, Lois Geiger of Norwalk, Vernona Bloomquist of Sandusky and Joan Spieth of North Canton, Ohio; and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be members of the U.S. Army Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to the Mississippi Kidney Foundation, P.O. Box 55802, Jackson, MS 39296 or to American Heart Assoc., P.O. Box 16808, Jackson, MS 39236.