Marjorie Ripperton

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Marge Ripperton Marjorie “Marge” D. Ripperton age 78 of Redwood Falls died in a motor vehicle accident on Monday, September 21, 2015. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, September 26 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Visitation is 5:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at the Redwood Valley Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Interment is in the Redwood Falls Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.

Marge was born on March 31, 1937 in Morgan Township, the daughter of Edward and Margaret Hoover (Lienig). She graduated from Redwood Falls High School in 1955. She started her career at the Redwood Falls Hospital during her senior year of high school working part time in the business office. Upon graduation she continued working at the hospital. In the mid 1960’s she became Business Manager and Assistant Administrator until her retirement in 2002, after 45 years of service.

She was married to Richard Scoates for 28 years and they had 2 children. She married Porter Ripperton on January 2, 1993. Recently, Marge had traveled and enjoyed the companionship of Glenn Houtkooper, who also lost his life in the motor vehicle accident.

Marge was a caregiver to many of her family members. She was involved in the Rotary, church circle, Bible studies, etc. She enjoyed reading and attending book club.

She is survived by her children Deborah Disher (Michael) of Upsala and James Scoates (Jenny) of Redwood Falls; granddaughter Taunja Warga (Charles) and great grandchildren Kiely and Mason of Upsala, grandsons Josh Disher of Minneapolis and Todd Neegaard and great grandchildren Camren and Tevin of Maple Grove, and granddaughter Jennifer Flinn (Dugan) and great grandchildren McKenna, Caitlin and Deacon of Redwood Falls; stepchildren Douglas Ripperton (Patty) of Eagan, Beverly Kostreba of St. Paul, Barbara Ripperton of St. Paul, Paul Ripperton (Phuong) of Little Falls; and her brother Gary Hoover of Glenwood.

Marge is preceded in death by her parents, Edward & Margaret Hoover, special aunt Elsie Rhode, and her husband Porter Ripperton. Blessed be her memory.

 

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  1. Michelle Lammers says:

    Marge was a classy lady and a great boss. She will be dearly missed. Lots of prayers and hugs to her friends and family! God’s Blessings!!

  2. Diane Woodford says:

    Our sympathy to Marge’s family. We’d see her and Porter in church and then her and Glenn. She was always smiley and friendly. May God surround the family of Marge with his loving arms and comfort. Blessed be her memory.

  3. ANGIE WHISTLER says:

    I AM SO SORRY ABOUT THIS HUGE LOSS. IT IS SO NOT FAIR TO LOOSE SOMEONE IN SUCH AN ACCIDENT AND I AM HEAR TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I AM TRULY THINKING OF YOU . UNCLE JIM, IF YOU ARE ANY REFLECTION OF YOUR MOTHER, SHE MUST BE ONE WONDERFUL LADY! UNCLE JIM , YOU ARE AN UNCLE THAT I HAVE ALWAYS HAD THE UTMOST RESPECT FOR AND I HAVE NEVER TAKEN THE TIME TO TELL YOU THIS SO PLEASE KNOW THAT I HAVE SHARED MY SINCERE FEELINGS ABOUT YOU , YOU ARE SO RESPECTED BY MANY AND I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT YOU MADE YOUR MOM PROUD. YOU ARE ONE HECK OF A MAN AND PLEASE SMILE KNOWING SHE IS SO PROUD OF YOU. LOVE ONE OF YOUR MANY NEICES

  4. Dave & Laurie Langford says:

    Jim, Jenny & Family, We are very sorry to hear about your moms sudden passing. We are praying for you at this difficult time. Your CMA friends Dave & Laurie

  5. Pastor Gregg Valentine says:

    Dear Family of Marjorie

    Nancy and I are constantly lifting you before the father. Our church family are also grieving to receive such shocking news. Our prayers are also with the Glenn’s family.

    May the God of all comfort, comfort you in your sorrow and broken hearts.

    Love In Christ,
    Pastor Gregg and CCC

  6. Dear Mr. Scoates, Jenny and Family… Our deepest thoughts and prayers and with you during this time of loss. May the love of GOD and the peace that only He can bring be yours today… and in the many days and moments to follow.

    Love,

    Sarah and Jason Crowe, and family.

  7. Mary Kay Kerkhoff says:

    My Sympathy to Jim, Jenny & families
    Sending thoughts & prayers
    in hopes to comfort you and give you the strength you need
    to get through this tragedy. Your mom will be missed.
    She was always a very sweet and loving person.

  8. Don & Ruby Gustafson says:

    Jim, Jenny, & family, So sorry , have known your Mom for many years remembering her friendly smile & positive attitude of life .

  9. Jeanine Nygard says:

    Condolences to Marge’s family and friends. I remember Marge as being a very caring person who always made time and the extra effort to be connected. I always enjoyed talking with her.”

  10. Thinking of your family at this saddest of times and hoping your sweet memories and love for one another give you some comfort in knowing that Margie lives on though her children, her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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