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 Francis Carl Ripke

Francis Carl Ripke

Birth
Iowa, USA
Death 20 Jan 1960 (aged 74)
Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana, USA
Burial Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana, USA
Memorial ID 17307025 · View Source
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The Daily Inter Lake
Sunday, January 31, 1960
page 18

OBITUARIES
Francis C. Ripke

Funeral services for Francis Carl Ripke were conducted Saturday afternoon at the Waggener & Campbell chapel with Dr. James W. Teener, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Kalispell, officiating. Interment followed in the Conrad Memorial Cemetery with Walter Manning, Palmer Christopherson, Ernest Baker, Kenneth Paul, Charles White and Si Larsen serving as pallbearers.
Francis Carl Ripke was born March 8, 1885 in Aurora, Iowa, the son of Henry T. and Sophia Ripke. He came with his parents to the Flathead in 1903. The family settled near Bigfork where Mr. Ripke made his home, and engaged in farming until coming to Kalispell in 1926. He made his home here since.
Since coming to Kalispell Mr. Ripke had been engaged in law enforcement work and served as a deputy sheriff. In later years he was in civil work in the Sheriff's office. He retired from the sheriff's office about two years ago.
On June 30, 1908, Mr. Ripke was married to Ethel E. Folks and is now survived by his widow, Ethel, at the family home in Kalispell. He is also survived by two daughters, Mrs. Helen Harrison of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Mrs. Nelma Miller of Springfield, Ore.; one brother, Roy Ripke of Bigfork; one sister, Mrs. Mable Fox of Kalispell; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by one son in 1953.
Mr. Ripke died in Kalispell Jan. 20, at the age of 74 years.


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  • Created by: Burt
  • Added: 5 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17307025
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Carl Ripke (8 Mar 1885–20 Jan 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17307025, citing Conrad Memorial Cemetery, Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Burt (contributor 46867609) .