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    Carol Lou Ripple
    December 7, 1932 - October 8, 2018

    Carol Lou Ripple

    Carol Lou Ripple
    Dec 7, 1932 - Oct 8, 2018

    Carol Lou Ripple
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    Carol L. Ripple, 85, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2018, at her home in Maquoketa, Iowa.

    A celebration of Carol's life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, October 12, 2018, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 P.M., Thursday, October 11, 2018, at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa.

    Carol Lou Hinke was born on December 7, 1932 in Bellevue, Iowa, to Clarence Sr. and Lula (Keil) Hinke. She was a 1950 graduate of Maquoketa High School. She married Ronald Ripple on January 17, 1981 in Savanna, Illinois. He preceded her in death on August 27, 2002.

    Carol first worked for her parents at the Bon Ton Café in Maquoketa. She then worked various jobs including at the National Tea Grocery Store, Delfarm Store, Super Value Store, Clinton Engines and Clean Towel. She then drove a school bus for 18 years for the Maquoketa Schools, and later became the owner/operator of "The Depot Antiques and Collectibles" in Maquoketa. Lastly, she worked at Bluff Lake Catfish Farm in rural Maquoketa.

    Carol was a collector of antiques and enjoyed going to garage sales, having coffee with friends, and bowling. She was famous for her homemade Ham Dumplings.

    Those left to honor her memory include her children, twins Lynn (Julie) Hughes of Cedar Rapids, IA and Lori (Ritch) Skrivseth of Preston, IA, Mary (Marty) Hudrlik of Maquoketa, IA, and Kip (Tammy) Keehner of Dubuque, IA; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; and 8 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ronald, brothers Clarence Hinke Jr. and Norm Hinke, a son Barry Hughes and his wife Mona, and a grandson Cale Hughes.

    In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be directed to the Jackson County Humane Society, or Hospice of Jackson County.

    Online Condolences may be left at www.carsonandson.com.


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    Bonnie Macklin on Oct 13, 2018

    Lori, so sorry to read about your mom's passing. Carol always made me laugh whenever I saw her. She was so proud of you and loved you dearly. Bonnie Macklin

    Shelly Burns on Oct 12, 2018

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family

    Maureen on Oct 11, 2018

    Sorry for your loss. Cherish the many memories you have of her.

    BarbI Notz on Oct 11, 2018

    My deepest sympathy to your family!

    Brenda DeMoss Groves on Oct 10, 2018

    Candle I am so very sorry for the passing if Carol .Sending prayers and hugs to all of Carols family. What a wonderful and beautiful lady. I am so grateful to have known Carol. She always had a beautiful smile on her face and was a joy to chat with. We always enjoyed her greetings at Bluff Lake. She will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her. Please know that your families are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace Carol

    Carol L. Ripple Video Tribute on Oct 10, 2018

    Robert and Michele Riley on Oct 10, 2018

    Sorry to hear of your loss, our sympathy to the family.

    Carson on Oct 10, 2018


    Sue & Mike Van Buer on Oct 10, 2018

    Thinking of all of you--so very sorry for your loss.

    Beth bodenhofer on Oct 9, 2018

    So sorry for your loss your family is in prayers

    Jeff and Cindy Turney on Oct 9, 2018

    Our deepest sympathy to Carols family! Enjoyed her friendship so very much! She will be deeply missed.

    Sheila on Oct 9, 2018

    The family has my deepest sympathy. Carol was always such a friendly person! May she rest in peace.

    Al and Gayla Earles on Oct 9, 2018

    Carol was a joy to all her knew her!! She was a wonderful friend to Dad and we remember her many acts of kindness and friendship when he was in his last days. It was always great to see her at Bluff Lake - the first face when you walked in the door in recent years!! We will never forget you, Carol - say hello to Dad for us!

    Mary and Darrin Baltzell on Oct 9, 2018

    Thinking of you.

    Randy and Vickie Kuhlman on Oct 9, 2018

    Hugs for the whole family. We would never have guessed Carols age, she was a mover and a shaker who always had a smile to give you. Sweet woman.

    Andrea Miller Foley on Oct 9, 2018

    Oh, I'm so sorry ....

    Just Henningsen on Oct 9, 2018

    I always looked forward to seeing her behind the gift counter at Bluff Lake, and visiting with her. She is going to be missed by so many. What a special lady . Hugs and prayers. Ralph and Judy Henningsen

    Rachel (Keeley) Porter on Oct 9, 2018

    I remember Carol as a kind and fun loving gal. Although she was three years ahead of me in school we played in the band together for quite a few years. I recall one time at a football game she was ahead of me in a formation -- I yelled at her "Hinke! you're our of line". She moved over to get lined up properly.
    I know her family will cherish many wonderful memories of Carol. With my sympathy, Rachel (Keeley) Porter

    Debra Tillis on Oct 9, 2018

    CandleSo sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Sending our deepest sympathies.

    So glad I got to see hear at Bluff Lake while dinning some months ago. We had a good few moments of memories of when she and my mom ( Alene Templeton Simons), were good friends for many years and some of the crazy things they did and how they both loved to bowl.
    May she now RIP with our heavenly father.
    Sending prayers for the family.

    Jennifer & Russell Heinsius on Oct 9, 2018

    Our deepest sympathy to Carol's family. I absolutely enjoyed seeing and chatting with her when I walked into Bluff Lake every Saturday. She was a gem! Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends!

    Elizabeth Lind on Oct 9, 2018

    Lori,Lynn,Mary,Kip and your families my heart goes out to you all. Your mom was a sweet, wonderful woman loved by many. My thoughts and prayers with you all!❤️RIP Carol.

    Mavis J. Kaczinski on Oct 9, 2018

    CandleMy sympathy to Carol's family. I always enjoyed our visits! Rest In Peace, cousin!!


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    Maquoketa, Iowa 52060
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