Freeport, Illinois obituary for George Washington Dippell
1AVL CALLEDBY DEATH WELL-KNOWN CITIZEN t 1 ASSES AWAY LAST NIOlit At AQK (IF 70. | T' " """,., . ! Denth claimed a w.U-knovn and respected resident of ^reepor ta«t | nlffht when Oeo. W. .Dippell, of 10.16 .South ..Carroll avenue, passed away nt a. local hospital, following an illness illness of several week's duration. Mr. Dippell had been a resident of Freeport for the past thirty-six years, corfilng here from. Sterling, III,,-in 1890, and residing hero since. George W. Dippell was born "in i Sterling on January 5, 185fi. He wns * united-in marlrage In thnt-olty to Clara A. Fleming on October K', 1881, and nine years later they mov ed to Freeport, Mr. Dippell coming here to accept the position of general foreman of the Stover Bicycle Works. Mr. Dippell was an expert mechanic and remained a*s general foreman of the Stover Bicycle | Works until that company sold out. I .He then went with the Illinois Cen- • tral as a machinist, serving many j years with that company and re- ' tiring from active labor some years j "Ro. He wa.s known as a thorough i and efficient mechanic and attained , unusual success in his work. He ! wns Iris o known as a true American ! citizen, always being keenly, inter- ested in the affairs of his commyni: ' ly and of the nation. He had a. i wide circle of friends, all of whom j will be arrived to learn of his taking , off. Mr. Dippell is survived by his wid- ! o\v and four sons. The latter are: j George F. Dippell, of Minneapolis, | who is state agent for the Fidelity- ! Phoenix Insurance company; Ralph E. and Carl B. Dippell, both of whom are ' '-eminent architects at Memphis, Memphis, Tenn.; Lawrence ~VY Dippell, who is plant engineer for the Abrasive company, at Philadelphia. Two sisters also survive, they being Mrs. Rose Richardson, Valentine, Neb., and Mrs, Sophia Smith, Omro, Wis. Atr - O'PP 011 had been a member of the Odd Fellow order since he was 21 years of age, having been affiliated W ith Sterling (111.) Lodgre No. 17-J. He had been a member and also \ served as clerk of the local camp, ,of Woodmen of the World for many Episcopal church L ' ' „,. , „ years. He was a member of the Funeral services will be conducted at tho Kuehncr chapel, South Galena Galena avenue, at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning. Rev. John R. Pickells, rector of Grace Episcopal church, will conduct^ Ihe services and interment interment will be made in Oakland cemc- ; ' '