Fred Wippel, 72, a Kittitas Valley resident since 1901, died Monday [December 9, 1940] from a heart ailment.
Fred Wippel was born in Sunman, Indiana in 1868, and spent his early years in that state. He married Kathryn Renyer in Topeka, Kansas, in 1901 and came to Ellensburg shortly afterwards.
He joined his brothers, Simon P. and Peter Wippel in the operation of a creamery for six years when he retired to farm on his present Woldale property which he has operated since that time.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Clarence Wippel of Ellensburg and Rev. Robert Wippel, O. S. B. of Lacey; two brothers, Simon P. Wippel and Peter Wippel of Ellensburg; and five sisters, Mrs. Kathryn Dreyer and Mrs. George Watts of Ellensburg; Mrs. Paul Mueller of Spokane, Mrs. William Valen of Alhambra, Calif. and Miss Elizabeth Wippel of Seattle.
Burial was from St. Andrew’s Catholic Church at 9 o’clock, Thursday morning, Dec. 12.
Ellensburg Capital, Front Page, December 13, 1940
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman