Life Story for
Johnny "John" Rippy
John Rippy passed away on June 24, 2018 at home surrounded by family.
He was born July 22, 1931, in West Bend, Iowa to William and Etta (Keehn) Rippy.
The Family moved to Southern Indiana, where he was raised.
On March 21, 1954 John married Martha Pyle. They were stationed in Burlington, VT, Alexandria, LA, as well as the Philippines. The family then settled in Billings in 1965
John served in the Air Force for 22 years, retiring in May, 1970. He then worked for Quality Mobil Homes for 15 years before retiring.
After John retired, he and Martha traveled the U.S. covering all 50 States.
John was preceded in death by his parents, a younger brother and wife Martha, who passed away in 2016 after 61 years of marriage. He is survived by his brother James (Erma) Rippy, his daughters, Deborah Brewington, Rebecca (Bob) Hagen, Brenda Rippy, Shirley (Mark) Nielsen, Grandchildren, Kobey and Kimberly Nielsen, 2 Great Grandchildren, Olivia and Brecken Riddle.
Services will be held at 10:00 AM, June 28 at Central Christian Church, 1221 16th St. west. Burial with Military Honors at 1:00 PM at Yellowstone National Cemetery, Laurel MT.