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Robert Laipply

September 30, 2020


Robert Laipply, 85, of Van Wert, passed away Wednesday evening, September 30, 2020, at Van Wert Health.

He was born on July 8, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of the late Arthur J. and Hilda (Jonke) Laipply. On June 23, 1961, he married the former Shirley Joanne Frane who preceded him in death on October 8, 2013. Robert was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Thomas and a sister, Joanne.

Family survivors include his special friend, Lois Jones; three children, Julie (Mike) Garke of Burkettsville, Ohio, Bob Laipply of Spring Arbor, Michigan, and Steve Laipply of Cape Coral, Florida; and three grandchildren, Adam (Laurel) Laipply, Rebecca Laipply and Nathan Laipply.

Robert was a graduate of Assumption High School in Windsor, Ontario and served in the U.S. Army. He held several managerial positions at Aeroquip Corp. from 1959 to 1986. He was a member of St. Marys of the Assumption Catholic Church and Van Wert Elks Lodge #1197.

There will be private services at the convenience of the family.

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