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Jeanne Sippel, 87, of Brandon, died Monday, February 3, 2014, at her home.
Jeanne was born February 7, 1926 in Calvary Station, Fond du Lac County, the daughter of Frank and Marie Reichling Beau. Jeanne attended St. Mary's Springs and graduated in 1943. On February 9, 1946, she married Urban Sippel in Mt. Calvary. Following their marriage the couple resided in Calvary Station for 13 years. In 1959, they moved to Brandon, where the couple opened Sippel Alignment. Jeanne did the bookwork until selling the business in 1983. Jeanne was also employed as a secretary at Green Giant Canning Factory in Ripon for 19 years, and retired in 1988. Jeanne was a member of St. Brendan's Catholic Church in Brandon, where she taught CCD and was a member of its Altar Society. She was a hospice volunteer for five years, and volunteered her services at the Brandon Public Library in its children's reading program.
Jeanne is survived by her three sons, Leonard (Paula) Sippel of Glenmont, NY; James (Lois) Sippel of Purcellville, VA; and Mark (Linda) Sippel of Brandon; five grandchildren, Samantha, Kylie, Benjamin and Jeremy Sippel and Elizabeth Konkol; two great-grandchildren, Ian and Emma Sippel; and a sister, Shirley Goebel of Dotyville.
Jeanne was preceded in death by her husband, Urban in 2005; an infant son; and a sister.
Funeral services for Jeanne Sippel will be Friday, February 7, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Brendan's Catholic Church in Brandon with Fr. John Schmitz officiating. Burial will follow at Brandon Cemetery in Brandon. Friends and relatives of Jeanne Sippel may call on the family on Thursday evening from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun and on Friday at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service.
Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. Please visit our website at www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.
Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on Feb. 5, 2014