Warren R. Laipply

May 26, 1925 ‒ June 19, 2010

Bucyrus, Ohio

Warren R. Laipply, 85, of Galion, died Saturday, June 19, 2010 at his home following a brief illness.

Born May 26, 1925 on a farm near Bucyrus, to the late Harold and Ruth McBride Laipply, he graduated from Holmes-Liberty High School in 1943 where he was president of the senior class and captain of the basketball team.

He served in World War II in the Navy from 1943 to1946 as a radioman third class. After returning home, he was employed at the former Metallic Vault/Hercules/Peabody in Galion for 45 years as a welder, foreman and personnel manager before retiring in 1988.

On May 17 1947, he married Agnes Epley with whom he recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. Recalled to the Navy in 1951, he served in the Korean Conflict as a radioman first class aboard the USS Botetourt.

Returning to the home he built outside of Galion, Warren pursued his interests of bowling and softball. All of his life he was an avid fisherman, spending over 20 years at his home on Lake Erie with his wife and the many good friends he made there. Later in life, he enjoyed spending time with his family and gardening. Warren was a member of Polk Township AMVETS Post 1979 and the American Legion Scarbrough Post 243 both in Galion.

In addition to his wife Agnes he is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Margi Laipply of Galion; one daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Bob Rittenour of Galion; one granddaughter, Jenny Jim Hart; two grandsons, Ken Rittenour and Steven Jill Britton Rittenour and three great-grandchildren, Jackson and Jillian Hart and Carter Rittenour, as well as several close nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Dale Laipply.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home.

Full military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Navy and the Galion/Crestline area veteran’s organizations at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home.

Following the calling hours, family and friends are invited to the American Legion for a light meal.

Memorial contributions may be made to the HomeCare Matters Hospice, P.O. Box 327, Galion, OH 44833.