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Ralph “Old Man” Lipke

July 9, 1949 - August 5, 2022
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Geisen Funeral Home
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Rashaad Rowan
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Mary Worthy-Lipke
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Geisen-Pruzin Funeral & Cremation Services
6360 Broadway Ave.
Merrillville, IN 46410
219-980-9070 | Map
Saturday 8/13, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Geisen-Pruzin Funeral & Cremation Services
6360 Broadway Ave.
Merrillville, IN 46410
219-980-9070 | Map
Saturday 8/13, 5:00 pm

Ralph R. “Old Man” Lipke, age 73, of Merrillville, IN, formerly of Chicago, IL, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022. Ralph is survived by his daughter, Jackie Lipke; granddaughter, Kiara Lipke; two sisters: Jeanette (late Martin) McDonagh and Barbara Lipke; niece, Lisa (Yolanda) Rice; nephew, Christopher Rice; great-nephew, Matthew Rice and many good friends.Continue Reading

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Rashaad Rowan left a message on August 12, 2022:
It was always nice talking to you. We’ll meet again 1 day. Rest Easy
Willie Rounds left a message on August 12, 2022:
My deepest prayers & condolelences to Ralphee's family.
Mary Worthy-Lipke left a message on August 10, 2022:
Lots of loving memories with Ralph. I will miss our late night chats after work sweetheart. I'm so glad we got to spend your birthday together and have a vacation together. You will be missed. Love you Ralph
Edna Nelson left a message on August 8, 2022:
My deepest sympathy to Ralph family and many friends. Ralph will be missed.
Lisa J. Barton left a message on August 7, 2022:
Always enjoyed our chats, Ralph R. I. P. Lisa J. Barton
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Debi M. Drog left a message on August 6, 2022:
My condolences to Ralph’s family and friends. I met Ralph, at one of his cookouts, at his house. We became friends for over 16+ years. He loved how we would joke around, talk and he had a sweet smile. For the past few years, I would send him a slice of cake for his birthday, and that always brought a smile to his face. Then he would say: Gotta love me! I will treasure our fond friendship always! RIP Ralph- Going to miss you with all of heart!
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Floyd " Tom" Kitchens left a message on August 6, 2022:
My condolences to Ralph’s family and friends I met Ralph over 16 yrs. ago, when we both worked fo RnL Carriers. He would come to my area, we would talk, have coffee and joke around. All in all Ralph was a good Friend & a awesome Buddy. I am sure going to miss him, but he is leaving me fond treasure memories of our friendship. RIP Ralph- your 1 of a kind!
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Sue Worthy left a message on August 5, 2022:
My condolences to Ralph’s family and friends. He will surely be missed.
Jacqueline lipke left a message on August 5, 2022:
The hardest working daddy a girl could ever ask for i love you dad
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Mary Worthy left a message on August 5, 2022:
I'm so sorry about Ralph. I will miss our late night chats. I'm so glad I got to spend his birthday with him this year and meet all his friends at Osco Jewel. We had a great vacation together. I'm grateful to known him. He always made me laugh. He will surely be missed
Jacqueline lipke left a message on August 5, 2022:
I love you daddy i know your in a better place but im jealous of the sky right now
Geisen Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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