obit: Joe S. Rypple
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Hubbard Funeral Home for Joe S. Rypple, former Weimar merchant, who died at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at Columbus Convalescent Home. He was 87.
Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Rev. John Robinson, Methodist pastor, officiated.
Mr. Rypple, a resident of Weimar since 1904, was owner of a general merchandise store for about 30 years.
Born April 20, 1882, at Goliad, he was the son of Joseph and Frances Rypple. He grew up in the Victoria-Goliad area and for a brief time lived at Beeville. He married Miss Sophie Dittrich in 1902, and they came to Weimar in a wagon. They settled on a farm in the Clear Creek area, but Mr. Rypple’s health forced him to seek inside work, so in 1904 they moved to Weimar, where Mr. Rypple first worked for the Boettcher Co., when it was located at the present Western Auto corner.
Own Business in 1926
Later he worked for Chas. Fahrenthold and then for Joe Shimek, and in 1926 he went into business for himself, continuing for the next 30 years. During part of that time he was in business with his son-in-law, Willie Holub, and later with his son, George Rypple.
Mr. Rypple’s wife died in 1942 and in 1943 he married Mrs. Minnie Shimek, who died just a few weeks ago. His son George, died in 1968.
Mr. Rypple was a former city council member, fireman, and Hermann Sons member.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Willie Holub; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Jim, of Port Lavaca. Another brother, John, died last year.
Pallbearers were George and Edwin Holub, Andrew Mensik, George Gene Rypple, Henry Hnatek and Henry Adamcik.
Weimar Mercury, Thursday, January 22, 1970
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis