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Elmer Eugene Lippert, 83, of Prairie City, a former Baker City resident, died Dec. 28, 2005, at his home.
His funeral was Dec. 31 at Driskill Memorial Chapel. Pastor Denny Diezel of the John Day United Methodist Church officiated.
Elmer was born on July 8, 1922, at Baker City to Eugene H. and Mandy Richardson Lippert. He attended school at Granite, Ukiah, and at Ritter, where he spent most of his childhood. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1944 during World War II. He was in Berlin during the fall of Germany and also spent time in the Philippines.
He worked on the family ranch at Ritter and logged for Pilot Rock Lumber Co. at Dale for 20 years. He met Virginia Sullens and the couple were married in 1955. They moved to Prairie City where Elmer worked for the Grant County Road Department until his retirement.
After Virginia died, Elmer married June Chipman in 1980. She died in 2002. Elmer enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Elks Lodge.
Survivors include two sons, Eugene Lippert and his wife, Susan, and Benjamin Lippert and his wife, Tina; seven stepchildren, Marie, Terry, Lilly, June, Ace, Ken and Linda; two brothers, Harold of Burns and Lauren and his wife, Joan, of John Day; one sister, JoAnn Stratton and her husband, Don, of John Day; and numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Elks Eye Clinic through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 13, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor