Ignac Ipsa, 97, died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, Nov. 21 2012, in Stein Hospice Care Center.
He was born Feb. 1, 1915, in the small hilltop village of Madarevo, Novi Marof, Croatia, son of the late Stjepan and Marija Pintac Ipsa.
As a young man he apprenticed as a butcher and then as a welder and immigrated to the United States with his young family in the early 50s. He worked most of his career for Ajax Magnethermic Corp. in Warren, Ohio, and retired in 1980. For the last four years he lived in Sandusky at Providence of Commons Apartments. He enjoyed walks by the lake, enjoyed life to the fullest and played the harmonica at the monthly birthday parties.
He was a member of Calvary Temple in Sandusky. He loved reading the Bible and shared his faith in the Lord with all who would listen. He had a keen interest in studying what the Bible says about the end times and the second Coming of Christ.
Survivors include his children, Albert (Jeanne) Ipsa, of Cincinnati, Irma (the Rev. David) Snyder, of Sandusky, and Mary (Jack Jr.) Taylor, of Warren; six grandchildren, Matthew (Sarah) Ipsa, Aaron (Eleonora) Ipsa, Lainie Ipsa, Eric (Sonya) Snyder, Krista (Michael) Chambers and Mark (Alexandra) Taylor; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Helene (Kirisits) Ipsa; his parents; his brothers, Ivan and Juraj Ipsa; and a sister, Elizabeta Ferencina.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, Warren, where family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. The Rev. David Snyder will officiate. Burial will be in Crown Hill Burial Park, Vienna, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Linet, Sandusky, OH 44870 or to Calvary Temple, P.O. Box 832, Sandusky, OH 44870.