Peter Dick RYPKEMA

Male 1909 - 2000  (91 years)


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  • Name Peter Dick RYPKEMA 
    Born 05 Mar 1909  Long Island, KS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Mar 2000  Magalia, Butte County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I148  Wemple Family Ancestry
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 

    Family Marguerite WEMPLE,   b. 12 Sep 1909, Milford, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Feb 2005, Reno, NV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 12 May 1963  Reno, Washoe County, NV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F38  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Obituary from the Chico ENTERPRISE-RECORD/MERCURY-REGISTER, Saturday, 1 April 2000, page 2Dc3:

      MAGALIA - A memorial service for Dick Rypkema, 91, of Magalia will be 2 p.m. Monday April 3 at the Paradise Elks Lodge.

      He died Thursday March 30, 2000 at home. He was born March 5, 1909 to Henry and Antonia Rypkema in Long Island, Kansas, where he was raised until moving to California in 1935.

      In 1940, Rypkema received his contractor's license. He owned and operated a machine shop during World War II that manufactured parts for the military. He moved to Paradise in 1955 and became a real estate agent.

      Rypkema was the general contractor for the building for the Paradise Elks Lodge 2026, of which he was a charter member and the first exalted ruler. In 1961, he was appointed to the Butte County Planning Commission, where he served until 1973. He was also a member of SIRS.

      He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.

      Along with his wife, Marguerite of Reno, survivors include a daughter, Mary Mays of Magalia; and three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

      Memorial contributions may be made to Paradise Hospice in care of Bidwell Chapel, which is handling the arrangements.


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