Irene M. Dippel, 100, Jasper

Irene DippelIrene M. Dippel, 100, of Jasper, died Wednesday (August 6) at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. She was born June 24, 1914, in Elberfeld to Alois and Ann Elizabeth (Welte) Feller. She married Victor P. Dippel September 28, 1940, in Evansville. He died July 10, 1985.

Irene and her husband were co-owners of the Dippels’ Food Center with their son Jack. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, the St. Ann’s Society, the Jasper Circle of the Daughters of Isabella, and was a volunteer at Memorial Hospital in Jasper for many years. She was a member of the Jasper Women’s Bowling Association for 60 years and was an avid golfer until the age of 93. She also enjoyed traveling and gardening.

She is survived by two sons, Jack Dippel and wife Mary Jo, Newburgh, and Mike Dippel and wife Eleanor, Aurora, Colorado; one daughter, Marlene Paone, Aurora, Colorado; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Louise “Tiny” Feller and Pat Simms, four brothers, Edwin, Lawrence, Lee, and Jerry Feller, and a brother and sister who died in infancy.

Services at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church with burial following in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ireland. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church. The St. Ann’s Society and the Daughters of Isabella will pray a rosary at 9 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church or to the Dubois County Community Foundation – Victor and Irene Dippel Endowment Fund. Online condolences may be made at

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