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O.J. Pippenger, Jr.

February 12, 1930 ~ December 23, 2019 (age 89)

Obituary

O.J. Pippenger, Jr., 89, of Elkhart passed away Monday Dec. 23, 2019 at Riverside Village, Elkhart.

He was born Feb. 12, 1930 in Bentonville, Arkansas to Odis J. and Frances (Rakes) Pippenger Sr.

On July 18, 1953 in Elkhart he married Marilyn J. Baker who preceded him in death on April 5, 2019.

Surviving are a daughter Kami (Roger) Swartzendruber of Goshen, 3 grandchildren: Leah (Shane), Eric and Aaron 3 great-grandchildren: Jasper, Aurora and Jensen. He was preceded in death by a daughter Kelly Losee and 2 brothers, Roland, who was killed in WWII and Howard Pippenger.

O.J. honorably served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He retired after 45 years from C.T.S. Corporation as an electronic technician and worked part-time for Mock’s TV in Elkhart. He attended Faith United Methodist Church and was a member of Kane Masonic Lodge #183 where he was a past master and secretary. He was a member of the Quarter Century Club of CTS and an avid Cub’s fan.

Visitation will be 3 to 6 pm Sunday Dec. 29, 2019 at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd., Elkhart, IN 46514, where a Masonic Memorial Service will be at 6 pm. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the 11 am funeral service Monday Dec. 30 with Pastor Sarah Miller officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow the service at Rice Cemetery, Elkhart.

Memorials for O.J. may be given to Alzheimers Services or the D.A.V. #19, Elkhart

Online condolences may be made to the Pippenger family on the funeral home website.

To send flowers to O.J.'s family, please visit our floral section.


Services

Visitation
Sunday
December 29, 2019

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home
1531 Cobblestone Boulevard
Elkhart, IN 46514

Masonic Service
Sunday
December 29, 2019

6:00 PM
Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home
1531 Cobblestone Boulevard
Elkhart, IN 46514

Visitation
Monday
December 30, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home
1531 Cobblestone Boulevard
Elkhart, IN 46514

Funeral Service
Monday
December 30, 2019

11:00 AM
Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home
1531 Cobblestone Boulevard
Elkhart, IN 46514

Interment following funeral service
Monday
December 30, 2019

Rice Cemetery
400 James Street
Elkhart, IN 46516

Donations

4-H Saddle Club
Goshen IN

Alzheimer's Services
922 East Colfax Ave, South Bend IN 46617

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