Valeria M. Ripperda, nee Richter,
83, of New Baden, died Friday, May 22, 2009 at
Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville.
Mrs. Ripperda was born February 15,
1926 in Aviston to Leo and Margaret (Heimann) Richter; they preceded
her in death.
She married Eugene Ripperda on June
17, 1947 at St. Francis Church in Aviston; he preceded her in death
on May 19, 1991.
Also preceded in death by a
daughter, Joyce Allison; a sister, Florence Albers; brothers, Virgil
Richter and Leo Richter; sisters-in-law, Dolores Ripperda and Alice
Ripperda; brothers-in-law, Charles Albers, Julian Frey, Paul Rakers,
Robert “Jack” Ripperda, Edgar Schrage, Norbert Ripperda, Cyril
Ripperda, and Bernard Ripperda.
Surviving are her children, Stan
Ripperda of St. Louis, Floyd (Patricia) Ripperda of New Baden,
Margie (friend John Bean) Fuca of Belleville, and Dr. Mark (Diane)
Ripperda of Scottsdale, AZ; a son-in-law, Rich Allsion of Santa Fe,
NM; 14 Grandchildren, Monica Critchlow, Amy Whaley, Richard Allison,
Melanie Young, Shane Ripperda, Lea Wokowiak, Kate Floyd, Kyle
Louvier, Nicole Reitz, Tara Fuca, Carrie Slama, Courtney DeLaria,
Christopher Ripperda, and Alana Ripperda; 9 Great-Grandchildren;
sisters, Leona Richter of Aviston and Ruth Schrage of St. Rose; and
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bernice Richter of Aviston,
Virgil (Florentine) Ripperda of Trenton, Loretta Frey of Pierron,
Johanna Rakers of Trenton, and Kathy Ripperda of Breese.
Valeria was a homemaker and a member
of St. George Catholic Church and Altar Sodality. She had a passion
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial
will be Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 10:00 AM
at St. George Catholic Church in New Baden with Fr. Eugene Neff
Officiating. Interment will follow in
Resurrection Cemetery, New Baden.
Visitation will be Monday, May 25,
2009 from 4:00-8:00 PM and again on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 from
8:00-9:30 AM at the Moss
Funeral Home in Trenton.
A prayer service will be at 4:00 PM
Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to St. George
Church and will be received at the funeral home.