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Fredric William Lippert PDF Print E-mail

Fredric William Lip­pert, age 77, a resident of Land O’ Lakes since 2001, died on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.

He was born on April 18, 1936, in Kansas City, Mo.

He was the son of William F. Lippert and Ruth Snelling Lippert.

Fred was raised in Wau­ke­gan, Ill., a graduate of Wau­kegan Township High School, Kendall College, Southwestern College and Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary.

He was ordained an Elder of the United Methodist Church of the Northern Illinois Conference in 1963.

Fred was appointed to and served churches in Rockford, Hampshire, Park Forest, Park Ridge, Waukegan and Aurora, Ill.

Since retiring to Land O’ Lakes, Fred served interim pastorates and preached at churches in St. Germain, Land O’ Lakes, Phelps, Eagle River, Boulder Junction and Three Lakes.

Survivors include Sally, his wife of 50 years; two daughters, Jennifer Kay O’Brien (Christopher) of Jamestown, Colo., and Jill Suzanne Lippert (Howard Hoshide) of Hilo, Hawaii; two grandsons, Roan Bryant O’Brien and Conall Fredric O’Brien.

He is also survived by his sister, Janet Boettle (Siefried) and family of Gurnee, Ill.; and his sister-in-law, Sally Farmer of Carol Stream, Ill., and her two children.

A celebration of his life will be held at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Eagle River on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m.

The family requests no flowers, as a memorial fund has been established in his name to First Congregational United Church, 105 N. First St., Eagle River, WI 54521 and the Land O’ Lakes Food Pantry, P.O. Box 561, Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home of Eagle River, Wis., is serving the family.


Tuesday, December 10, 2013 11:18 AM


0 #2 2013-12-18 00:09
Dear Mrs. Lippert, Jennifer and Jill,
I am at a loss for words. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the coming days. I loved hearing Mr. Lippert preach at Ely and will miss his presence on Black Oak Lake.
God bless.
Nancy (Hill) Travis
0 #1 2013-12-16 19:23
A great man, a loving husband, devoted father and grandfather... He was also an awesome preacher and loyal friend to so many..He was a very wise man who had a great mind and wit.. We send our love and sympathy to Sally and her lovely daughters, and their families..He will be deeply missed!Fritz and Kathy Hill

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