Lowell P. Rippy

  • Born: July 9, 1955
  • Died: June 23, 2015
  • Location: Formerly of Rock Falls, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family


Lowell P. "Hawkeye" Rippy, age 59, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

Lowell was born on July 9, 1955 in Sterling; the son of Robert and Grace (Rhodes) Rippy. He was employed by Tyson Foods for ten years.

Survivors include his other half, Robin Peterson of Erie, Illinois; one son, Kristopher Rippy of Camanche, Iowa; three step daughters, April McManus of Erie, Illinois, Trisha Peterson of Erie, Illinois and Sophia Hamilton of Camanche, Iowa and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Joy Belle Reyes and two brothers, Michael and Robert Rippy.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will be on Friday, June 26, 2015 from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling, 505 First Avenue.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his memory.