William Lippold, 80 - February 21, 2014William “Bill” Edward Lippold, 80, of Ainsworth died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at the Brown County Hospital.
Services took place on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Ainsworth with the Rev. George Williams officiating. Burial was at the Lutheran Cemetery.
Lippold was born to Lloyd Charles and Helen Audrey (Stuff) Lippold at Syracuse on July 22, 1933.
He graduated from Syracuse High School in 1952, and earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Nebraska in 1958.
Lippold served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
On Nov. 25, 1955, he married his high school sweetheart, LaVonne Mae Meyer. The couple resided at Lincoln while he completed his education, moving to Ainsworth in August of 1960 to begin his career at Link Pharmacy.
He purchased the pharmacy in 1968 and worked there until his retirement in 1997. He was a dedicated pharmacist and he enjoyed serving the Ainsworth community, according to family members.
Lippold was an avid fisherman, taking every opportunity to go fishing with his friends, said family members. He also enjoyed hunting, golfing, canoeing and traveling. He was a loving husband, devoted father and successful businessman, and taught his family to love and serve the Lord, not only by his words, but also through his example, the family said.
?He was an active member of the Ainsworth community and belonged to the Zion Lutheran Church, the Ainsworth Public Library Board, American Legion, Ainsworth Chamber of Commerce and B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 1790.
Lippold was preceded in death by: his parents, Lloyd and Helen; his brother, Lloyd “Bud” Lippold; a sister, Shirley VanHousen.
Survivors include: his wife, LaVonne; his four children—Camilla (Randy) See of Grand Island, Lance Lippold of Orange, CA, Amy (Eric) Rice of Gothenburg and Alane (Dan) Lentz of Ainsworth; seven grandchildren—Laura Berlinger, Matthew Lentz, Megan See, Benjamin Lentz, Rachel Rice, EveAnne Lippold and Caleb Rice; two great-grandchildren—Graham Duester and Stella Mae Lentz; brothers-in-law—Ron (Mary) Meyer and Donald VanHousen; special friends, Larry and Linda Rice, and Jerry and Darlene Ehlers; nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to the Ainsworth Public Library and the Zion Lutheran Church or donor’s choice.