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May 03, 2013
To the Family and Friends of Judge Liepe,

I practiced before Judge Liepe as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney, between 1981 and 1993. Not only was Judge Liepe a smart judge, knowing the law and procedure, but he was also a kind and firm person. I admired the way he worked and enjoyed seeing him at Bar Association events. He was, and continues to be, a guide for a life well lived.

Pete Sorenson
Lane County Commissioner 1997 - present
Oregon State Senator, 1993 - 1997
April 26, 2013
Madeleine, Kathy, Barbie and Steven - We were so sorry to hear of Win's passing, but have so many wonderful memories of him. The many Thanksgivings our families celebrated, our children playing and growing together, and always enjoying each other's company. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
April 20, 2013
Liebe Madeleine
Soeben haben wir von Win's Hinschied erfahren. Wir sind sehr traurig, aber auch dankbar, dankbar, dass wir uns noch in Fort Collins von Win verabschieden konnten, dankbar für eure Freundschaft und dankbar für die gemeinsam mit euch verbrachte Zeit, sei es beim Wandern, Skifahren oder anderen genüsslichen Aktivitäten.
Unsere Gedanken sind bei dir und deiner Familie
Marie-Anne und Andy Thompson,
Riehen, Switzerland
April 17, 2013
Win was a good friend over the years and I was sad to learn of his death just yesterday. He was a credit to the legal profession because of his intelligent and genuine concern for the larger community in addition to his love of family and his many friendships. I greatly valued Win as a friend and as a fellow lawyer and I was pleased and proud when he became a judge. His long years of service on the bench were a wonderful contribution to the community. I will always treasure the memory of Win's gentle voice and his his easy smile. You have been a dear friend, Madeleine, and I wish you and your family the comfort of knowing that Win lived a loving and greatly valued life.
April 14, 2013
Dear Madeleine, We were so sorry to learn of Win's passing. We fondly remember the many fun times we had with you two, dinners, hikes and outings such as the archeological trip to Southeastern Oregon. Our best wishes and sympathy to you.
Dean & Lucile McKenzie
April 13, 2013
My parents, Dr. Leigh & Ceille Campbell, lived near the Liepe's in the 1960s in Cedar Hills, near Portland. I have a wonderful piece of art that Mrs. Liepe created that I have treasured all these years. My condolences to all.
April 13, 2013
Dear Liepe Family: With sadness and sympathy we learned of this passing. I always appreciated Judge Liepe's judicial temperament. And, both my wife and I were pleased with Win's joining in on German Colloqium activities, as well as his dedication to family, particularly Madeleine's artistic pursuits. Paul & Heidi Sachet (Eugene, Oregon)
April 13, 2013
I had the privilege of working for Judge Liepe for 16 years. During that time I was in court with him many times. He treated all who appeared before him with dignity and respect. He did the same for all who worked with him. He was a true gentleman and made the world a better place for having lived in it.
April 13, 2013
To Judge Liepe's family,
I had the honor of knowing Judge Liepe because he came to the dental office where I work every 6 months. I always cleaned his teeth and he became very dear to me. I was saddened when he moved to Colorado but knew he did so to be close to family.
Mrs. Liepe, your husband told me so many times how great a cook you were, about your trips and where you were from. I will never forget him and am grateful for having known him. Sincerely
April 10, 2013
Thank you grandpa for giving me the best gift of all, my mom.
April 10, 2013
Dear Mrs. Liepe, Barbara and siblings: I was saddened today when Barbara let me know that Mr. Liepe had passed on. I always remember him as a gentle man. He frequently, if not every day, drove Barbie, myself and another neighbor girl to school. He was always so patient when we were late and also with our school girl silliness. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Melody (Hickey) Lang
April 09, 2013
The Rainbow and its Gold
Outside above the canyon a rainbow glows bright.
At the end of the rainbow they say that there is a pot of gold.
I never found that gold, but I was given something far better.
It shimmers and glows bright in its own steady light—
A beacon of hope and resiliency is that rainbow--
The inspiration to discover one's most loved color.
In sweeping brush strokes across the once empty canvas of the sky,
A medley of color creates anew
For all those who have come before and all those who will follow.
Ephemeral, fleeting, and effervescent—a translucent and transcendental
Memorial of beauty profound.
My heart leaps up when I behold that rainbow in the sky.
That guiding medley of colors that gave boldly both such comfort and courage;
Oh how meager is the glow of gold by comparison.
With a shift in the sun's light, the rainbow wanes, fading then,
Before my eyes, vanishing into haze above the canyon
But I see still that rainbow yet.
And it is far far brighter than the pot of gold.
April 09, 2013
Dear Madeleine and Family ~ What a great human being! Many thanks to you and Win for your enthusiastic and sustaining support of Oregon Mozart Players Chamber Orchestra. I will miss hearing the gentle, caring and authoritative sound of Win's voice.
April 09, 2013
Dear Madeleine and family,
I was so sorry to hear of Winfrid's passing. He was such a wonderful man, father and husband. My thoughts are with you. Jon Jay Cruson
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