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Corp Aaron J. Ripperda
Birth: Jan. 6, 1987
Clinton County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 2013
Mineral County
Nevada, USA

Cpl. Aaron J. Ripperda, 26, of Madison, Ill., was among seven killed during a training exercise at the Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada. Ripperda grew up in Highland and graduated in 2005 from Highland High School. Aaron was born January 6, 1987, to Kent Ripperda and Tina Sutton (Nee Lesicko), at St. Joseph's Hospital, Breese, IL. Aaron graduated from Highland High School in 2005. After 1 year at St. Xavier University, Chicago, IL, he enrolled in and graduated from L'Ecole Culinaire, St. Louis, MO. He enlisted in the Marines in 2008. Aaron loved people and loved life. He was known to be a generous, honorable, trustworthy, and courageous human being who lit up the room with his infectious laughter, ornery smile and adventurous spirit. Aaron treasured his relationships and would go out of his way to put others first, making them feel welcomed, valued and loved. In his 26 years, Aaron lived more than most do in a lifetime. Aaron, beloved son, brother and friend will be missed dearly. Thank you, Aaron, for loving us. Semper Fidelis. He is survived by his father, Kent (Colleen) Ripperda, Marine, IL; his mother, Tina (Jeff) Sutton, Santa Rosa, CA; his sister, Kendall (significant other, Charlie Swaim) Ripperda, Santa Rosa, CA; paternal grandmother, Rita Ripperda; maternal grandfather, Ronald (Jackie) Lesicko; special friend, Jessica Iskrzycki; aunts and uncles, Kurt (Lynn) Ripperda, Cara (significant other, John Zerkle) Tomasek, William (Beverly) Lesicko, Patrick (Julie) Lesicko; many cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Clarence "Louie" Ripperda; maternal grandmother, Dorothy Lesicko (Nee Williams). Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors or Injured Marine Semper Fi fund. Visitation: Tuesday, April 2, 2013, from 3:00 to 8:00 pm and Wednesday, April 3, 2013, from 8:00 to 9:15 am at Meridith Funeral Home, Highland, IL. Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 10:00 am at St. Paul Catholic Church, Highland, IL. Clergy: Rev. Fr. Scott Snider, Parochial Vicar. Interment: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Carlyle, IL. Obituary information provided by Meridith Funeral Home. 
Saint Marys Cemetery
Clinton County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Mar 20, 2013
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Corp Aaron J. Ripperda
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Corp Aaron J. Ripperda
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Corp Aaron J. Ripperda
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