JAMES H. RIEPPEL (1918 - 2010)

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James H. Rieppel, 91, of Mansfield, passed away Friday, July 30, 2010, at Carleton Senior Care, Wellsboro.
He was born Oct. 20, 1918, in Cowanesque, the son of John and Ethel Skinner Rieppel.
Jim was the retired owner of Rieppel and Crumb Welding, Mansfield. He was a World War II Army Air Force veteran serving in the Africa, Sicily and Italy Campaigns; a member of the Mansfield American Legion; a charter member of the Canoe Camp VFW and a recipient of the Legion of Merit Award. Jim served for 20 years on the Board of Southern Tioga Schools. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener.
Jim is survived by his wife of 64 years, the former Mary "Betty" Bunn; three daughters and sons-in-law, Rosemary and Sam Schappelle of Gaithersburg, Md., Adele and Richard Rieppel-Kies of Painted Post, N.Y., Marsha and Ken King of Caton, N.Y., eight grandchildren, James (Zeile), Ken (Seema), David (Laura) Schappelle, Michael (Lisa), Jeff (Kamie) Saurbaugh, Shana (Brian) Jones, Meggan (Joe) Driscoll, Aaron Colegrove; 15 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Perry and Paul; sisters, Edna Locke, Anna Rieppel, Edith West and Arlene Strailey.
Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, Monday, Aug. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Child Catholic Church with Father Joseph Hornick, celebrant. Burial with military honors will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. The family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Jim's memory may be made to the Canoe Camp VFW at P.O. Box 73, Mansfield, Pa. 16933. Sympath"e" cards may be sent to Jim's family at www.wilstonfuneralhome.com.
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Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service
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Mansfield, PA 16933
570-662-2000
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Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from July 31 to Aug. 10, 2010