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Gertrude Hipke

1933 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Gertrude Hipke Obituary
Gertrude Hipke, 82 of Ocala, FL, passed away Wednesday morning November 18, 2015.
She was born July 30, 1933, to Conrad and Irene Bor­cheller in Bangor, MI. She was raised in Miami, FL, and graduated from Miami Edison Senior High School, where she was a majorette. She became a secretary to the publisher of the Miami News and married her high school sweetheart, Bob Hipke. They moved with their family to Crystal River, FL, in 1976, where she worked at her beloved Crystal River Primary School.
Everyone loved Gertie for her sweetness and thoughtfulness. She was the epitome of the perfect mom and grandma.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob. She is survived by her son Robert Hipke (Beth), daughter Tracey Patrick (Andrew), grandchildren Lauren and Alaina Hipke and Connor and Luke Patrick.
Memorial contributions have been requested to Gulf to Lake Baptist Church. A funeral service will be held at 1 PM on Monday, November 23rd, at the Gulf to Lake Baptist Church in Crystal River with Pastor Lloyd Bertine presiding. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation at the Church from 11 AM until service time. Interment will follow at Fero Memorial Gardens, Beverly Hills.
Arrangements are under the direction of Strickland Funeral Home with Crematory, Crystal River.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Nov. 20, 2015
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