Geraldine Flath Riepl

Flath Riepl, Geraldine F.

Geraldine F. Flath Riepl, age 95, of Mt. Calvary, died Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the Villa Rosa Assisted Living.

She was born March 21, 1917 in Glenbeulah, WI to the late George & Elma (O'Dell) Knowles.

She graduated from Glenbeulah High School.

On June 20, 1936 she married Frank Flath and on September 16, 1988 she married Del Riepl.

Geraldine worked at the Villa Loretto until she retired.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Johnsburg and a former member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mt. Calvary.

She is survived by five children, Laurence (Mary) Flath of Wausau, Rolland Flath of Texas, Jan (Ken Sr.) Felix of Crystal Lake, IL, Terry (Nancy) Flath of Ringle, WI, and Mary (Paul) Casper of Malone "Johnsburg"; grandchildren, Wendy Flath, Scott (Trisha) Flath, Tim (Michelle) Flath, Kelly McDonald, Dove Clancy Duff & her husband Phil Duff, Todd (Ruth) Flath, Troy Flath, Kristin Flath, Ken Jr. (Kristin) Felix, Denise (Brian) Rose, Andrew Flath, Brett Thompson, Corey Thompson, Elizabeth, Nicole & Aaron Casper; 15 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her two husbands, Frank Flath and Del Riepl; son, Lynn Flath; three sisters, Lillis (Herb) Gosse, Laura Buchmann Jascob and her husbands, Harvey Buchmann & Clarence Jascob, Mona (Edward) Lisinski; two brothers, Guy (Grace) Knowles and John (Anna Marie) Knowles.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church N9288 Hwy W Fond du Lac "Johnsburg". Rev. Joseph Coerber officiating. Burial will be in the St. Fridolin Catholic Cemetery in Greenbush.

Family and friends may call at the Church on Saturday morning from 9:00 AM until the time of services.

For additional information, please contact the Sippel Funeral Home in St. Coud (920) 999-2291 or visit


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Sippel Funeral Home
1311 Thorp Street St. Cloud, WI 53079

Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on Dec. 28, 2012