DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Velma M. Dipple, 90, of Davenport, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at Good Samaritan Nursing Center.
Services will be at the All Faith Chapel at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home. The Rev. Peter Sickels will officiate. Burial will be at the Blue Grass Cemetery.
Mrs. Dipple was born Feb. 2, 1911, in Muscatine, the daughter of Lee and Essie Wiseman Wainscott. She married Ira C. Dipple on Nov. 27, 1929. He died in September 1972.
She and her husband farmed for 37 years in Muscatine County. She planted a large vegetable garden, raised chickens, milked cows, and worked hard to care for her family. She was an accomplished seamstress and avid baker.
She moved to Davenport and worked in the coffee shop at the former St. Luke's Hospital, retiring in 1981.
She enjoyed having her family around her, baking cookies, apple dumplings and pear pies. The grandchildren could count on new pajamas for Christmas, hand-sewn dolls and handcrafted pillows. She enjoyed playing cards with her friends every Tuesday. She loved people and always had a smile on her face that was contagious to everyone that she came in contact with.
Survivors include three daughters, Beverly Oake, Shirley Stuckel and her husband, Joe, Peggy Dykes and her husband Jerry, all of Davenport; grandsons, Gary Stuckel and his wife, Janine, Mark Stuckel and his wife, Kari, Greg Oake and his wife, Shelly, and Doug Oake and his wife, Cheri; granddaughters, Sharon Stuckel Wales and her husband, Greg, Julie Stuckel Berndt and her husband, Jeff, Jennifer Dykes Burgess and her husband, Doug, and Katie Dykes; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Lee Wainscott of Muscatine, Boyd Wainscott of Davenport; sisters, Helen Meyer of Muscatine, Berneal Wulf and Betty Spalding, both of Davenport; a brother-in-law, Wayne Berry of Davenport; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a son-in-law, Buzzie Oake, and sisters, Mae Kretchmer, Fern Martz and Iona Berry.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Michael C. Dipple, 51, of Muscatine, died Saturday, August 20, 2005, as a result of injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident in rural Louisa County.
Funeral Service will be at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Reverend Don Swanson of the First Baptist Church will officiate. Casket bearers will be Steve Morehouse, Les Drumm, Fred Gertz, Tom McBride, Keith Hyatt and Adam Havlin. Burial will be in Blue Grass Cemetery, Blue Grass.
Michael was born on April 18, 1954, in Blue Grass, the third of four children to Donald C. and Harriett R. Hill Dipple. His early years were lived in Blue Grass until 1969 when the family relocated to Muscatine, where Mike resided until his death.
As an adult Mike worked in concrete and construction for over 20 years. His favorite projects were the First Baptist Church of Muscatine, Wild Cat Den State Park Mill Project, and family renovations in Muscatine and West Liberty.
He was a passionate gregarious person that valued time spent with his family, his friends, his beloved companion, Cujo, and his Harley Davidson. Michael worked hard, loved deeply, fought fiercely, and laughed often. His family and friends shall miss his warmth, his humor, his curiosity, his strength, his stubbornness, his questing mind and Viking heart. Mike left this world in much the same way he lived: flying free and in the moment on wings of steel.
Survivors include his father, Donald C. Dipple of Muscatine; three sisters, Leona Marshall and husband, Christian, of rural New Boston, Illinois, Sylvia Havlin and husband, Bradley, of West Liberty, and Wanda Dipple of West Liberty; four stepsons, Jason Bierman, Aaron Bush, Jessie Bush and Jeffrey Bright, all of Muscatine; three nieces; two nephews; seven great-nieces; two great-nephews; and six step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother and a great nephew.
WATERLOO, Iowa - Marjorie Mae Dipple, 79, of Muscatine, died Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Muscatine. Hagarty 'Waychoff' Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway in Waterloo is in charge of local arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to The Eden Alternative or Grin & Grow Day Care.
Mrs. Dipple was born Sept. 4, 1929, in Muscatine, the daughter of George A. and Johanna Bartenhagen Shoultz.
She volunteered over 3300 hours for the Blood Center of Iowa. She also enjoyed gardening, spending time with her family and traveling. "Aunt Mike'' was well loved by her many nieces and nephews.
She was employed with Grain Processing Corp. in Muscatine, retiring in 1992.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda S. Williams and husband, Tom, of Waterloo; two grandchildren, Nathan J. and Jonna R. Williams; a great-grandson, Isaac T. Williams; two sisters, Jean Ziegenhorn and husband, Maurice, and Deanne Miller and husband, Ron, all of Muscatine; three brothers, Dave Shoultz and wife, Lynne, of Johnston, Don Shoultz and wife, Dianne, of Waterloo and Wayne Shoultz and wife, Judy, of Muscatine.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Shoultz and a grandson, Adam Thomas.