- Fred, 86, died September 26, 2019 in Salem. He was born in
Sublimity to James and Anna (Bruegeman) Ripp living there
all his life. Fred was a member of St. Boniface Catholic
Church and Catholic Order of Foresters. He was a jack of all
trades and master of many, helping family and friends with
their homes and cars. Fred enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping
and RV traveling. He married Evangeline “Vangie” Geck in
Mt Angel on July 4, 1959. Fred worked as a logger,
farmer, truck & tractor mechanic, substitute mail
carrier, volunteer fireman and for
32 years at Norpac, as maintenance crew supervisor for many
years, until he retired.
He is survived by his wife:
Vangie of Sublimity; children: Chuck Ripp of Salem, Joe
(Gail) Ripp of Independence, Bob Ripp of Oregon City, and
Corrie (Bob) O’Brien of Lebanon; 7 grandchildren and 4
great-grandchildren; brother: Lawrence Ripp of Sublimity;
and sister: Annette Thomas of Dallas. Fred was preceded in
death by brothers, Bill, Bernard and Walter.
Rosary will be held on Sunday, October 6 at 7:00
pm, and Mass of Christian burial will be on Monday, October
7 at 10:30 am both at St. Boniface Catholic Church in
Sublimity. Interment will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.
Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.