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2011-03-17 / Obituaries

Herman John Galipp

October 29, 1924 - March 14, 2011

Mr. Galipp passed away on Monday, March 14, 2011 at Monument Hill Nursing Center in La Grange.

Herman John Galipp was born on October 29, 1924 in Lexington, Texas to Otto A. & Martha Anna (Miller) Galipp. He was baptized on November 30, 1924 at St. James Lutheran Church in Lexington by Rev. Edward Steyer and was confirmed on March 17, 1940 also at St. James Lutheran Church in Lexington by Rev. George Kautz. His confirmation verse was 2 Timothy 3:14 “But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them.” Herman joined the U.S. Army on February 17, 1943 and served in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, Central Europe and participated in the Battle of the Bulge before receiving his Honorable Discharge on December 12, 1945 as a Private First Class. He was united in marriage to Rubie Proske on June 20, 1948 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas by Rev. Oliver Harms. Herman was a mechanic at Winkler Auto in Houston before working in maintenance at the Sharpstown Mall, Spring Branch I.S.D. and finally retiring as head custodian at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Houston. After his retirement, Herman & Rubie moved to Ledbetter and he worked at Aquila Gas in Giddings as a grounds keeper. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings and loved taking care of his cattle and farm and always took great pride in his yard.

Herman was preceded in death by his parents, Otto Galipp and Martha Galipp Guthrie; stepfather, Ernest Guthrie; five brothers, Carl, Bill, Wofford, Otto and Henry and two sisters, Gertrude Jaehne and Louise Pipes.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rubie Galipp of Ledbetter; his daughter, Peggy Coil & her husband, Robert of Round Top; his granddaughter, Heather Parker of Giddings; his great granddaughter, Abigail Parker of Giddings; three sisters-in-law, Ruth Galipp of Ledbetter, Meta Smithberry of Corpus Christi and Judy & Harold Stogsdell of Beasley; three brothers-in-law, Alfred Proske of Houston, Awald Proske of Houston and Raymond Walker of Sugarland as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services for Herman Galipp, 86 of Ledbetter, Texas are scheduled for 2: 00 p. m. on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Robert J. Tiner officiating. Burial will follow in the Giddings City Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 7:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings. The family will be present for visitation Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Serving as pallbearers will be Gerald Galipp, Paul Galipp, Michael Galipp and Earl Galipp.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 300 North Grimes, Giddings, TX 78942, the Alzheimers Association, 3429 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-1626, the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 15186, Austin, TX 78761-5186 or the charity of one’s choice.

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