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Sue L. Hippert

Published: Monday, June 2, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Sue L. Hippert

FRANKLIN GROVE – Susie Lucille Hippert, 92, of Franklin Grove, passed away Friday, May, 30, 2014, at Franklin Grove Nursing Center.  

Sue was born May 24, 1922, in Galva, the youngest daughter of Frank James and Elizabeth Annamarie (Andres) Hampton. She married Philip Eugene Hippert of Kewanee on Dec. 18, 1942, in Kahoka, Missouri.  

Sue and Phil traveled the U.S. prior to his deployment to the European Theater during WWII.  Stays included Hershey, Pennsylvania and San Antonio, Texas.

Sue and Phil moved from Kewanee to the Dixon area in 1949, settling just north of the Green River Ordnance Plant. Sue worked for The House and Town Dress Shop, Kline’s department store, and cooked for the VFW Post 540, all in Dixon. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon.  

Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia S. Sondgeroth of Franklin Grove; grandchildren, Michael J. (Karen M.) Sondgeroth of Franklin Grove, and Lisa J. (Ryan Pettenger) Degelau of Ashton; great-grandchildren, Madison L. Degelau of Ashton, Katherine M. and Natalie H. Sondgeroth of Franklin Grove; nieces, Pam (Edward) Cover of Amboy, Virginia (Jim) Mays of Sterling, Bunny (Willie) Sifuentes of Sterling, Mardelle (Gene) Rick of Barron, Wisconsin, and Maggie (Rick) Godman of Dixon; nephews, Keith (Helen) Nelson of Galva, John (Kathleen) Hippert of Tustin, California, and Greg (Dee) Unger of Dixon.   

She was preceded in death by her husband in February 1989; her parents; her sisters, Margaret Helen Dodd and Marjorie Elizabeth Pickens; nephews, Terry Dodd and Michael Hippert; and a niece, Diane Unger.

Graveside service and burial of cremains will be at 4 p.m. Friday in Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon, with Deacon Sam Berard officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the VFW Post 540 Ladies Auxiliary.

Arrangements have been completed by Jones Funeral Home, Dixon.

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