Benjamin Ross Sippel

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Benjamin Ross Sippel, 25, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away suddenly Saturday, Feb. 9, as the result of an accident in Susquehanna County.

Born in West Reading, he was a son of Joseph R. and Karen J. Homrighausen Sippel, of Schuylkill Haven.

He was the husband of Paige M. Welty Sippel, of Kempner, Texas.

Ben was a Schuylkill Haven Area High School graduate, Class of 2011, and was currently attending Penn State Schuylkill Campus. He was one semester away from graduating with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, and was currently serving his internship at the Schuylkill County Courthouse in the Sheriff's Department.

Ben proudly served in the Army, as part of the First 82nd Field Artillery. He had been stationed in Fort Hood, Texas. He received the Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

Ben was a former member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven. He was also a proud supporter of the NRA.

Ben was the head of Veterans Affairs on the Penn State Schuylkill Campus.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Beverly A. Sippel.

In addition to his parents and wife, Ben is survived by two brothers, Joseph R. and Adam R. Sippel, both of Schuylkill Haven; maternal grandparents, Paul and Joan Homrighausen, Schuylkill Haven; uncle, Paul Homrighausen, Schuylkill Haven; paternal grandfather, Larry Sippel, Friedensburg; uncle, David Sippel, Friedensburg; his beloved pets, cat, Lil' Man; dog, Jubilee.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home Inc., Schuylkill Haven. A visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be privately held at the family's convenience. To extend online condolences, visit www.gsesfuneralhomes.com. Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with arrangements, with cremation services provided by Riverside Cremation Services LLC, both in Schuylkill Haven.

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Published in Republican & Herald on Feb. 12, 2019
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