Mary L. Pippel - 98

6/27/1921 - 8/18/2019

Rockford, Illinois.

Mary Lucille Pippel, nee Bagwell, of Rockford, Illinois passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019. She was born June 22, 1921 in Rockford Illinois, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Johnson) Bagwell.  She married Rennie Jacob Pippel on August 24, 1940.  After retirement, they became snowbirds, wintering in Texas. They were married for 54 years, until his death on March 16, 1994 while in Texas.  She was spirited and following Rennie's death she drove their motorhome from Texas to Rockford.  Soon after Rennie's death she returned to work at the age of 73, retiring again from Schnucks at age 92.  They were members of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Rockford and Harrisville Grange in New Milford.  She dabbled in landscape paintings.  Her favorite flowers were wild violets.  Rennie picked bouquets of them for her.  She loved to travel, vacationing in Hawaii, Alaska, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.  She is survived by their children: daughter, Sharon (Richard, deceased) Brunson, son, Thomas (Marge, deceased), son, Raymond (Susan), daughter, Patricia (special friend, Jim Benedetto), son, Terry, and daughter, KayDell (Giles III) Hillis, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  Also preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Dorothy White, grandson, Matthew Strommer and granddaughter, Tammy Wallin.

A Public Visitation will be Friday August 23rd, 2019 time 11:00 a.m. till Noon at Sundberg Funeral Home, 215 North Sixth Street, Rockford, IL. A Private Family time will follow with the internment at New Milford Cemetery.

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