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Bippen, Justin W. fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

Beloved husband of the late Rosemary M. Bippen (nee Zelle); dear father of Theresa McClane, Karen Johansson, Rosemary (Gary) Baxter, Ronald (Sue) Bippen and Barbara (Tom) Hahn; loving Grandpa of 8; Great-Grandpa of 10; Great-Great-Grandpa of 1; dear brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin, family man and friend.

Justin “Babe” was born in St. Louis on March 13, 1928 to parents John and Katherine Bippen. He was the youngest of 10 children. Upon graduation from Hadley Technical High School, 1946, he joined the U.S. Army along with 4 of his brothers who were already serving. At the end of World War II he met Rosemary Zelle. They were joined in marriage on June 10, 1950. He was then called back to serve in the Korean War. Upon discharge, Justin opened Bippen Cabinet Company which flourished for over 40 years. He and Rosemary raised 5 children. They enjoyed boating on the Meramec,   countless family vacations and many travels to Daytona Beach. He led a “charmed life”. He was a caring and devoted father, beloved by family and friends.

A special thank you to the staff at Alexian Brothers Skilled Nursing Home and Crossroads Hospice.

Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois Rd., Monday, November 7, 9 a.m. to St. Mark Catholic Church for 9:30 a.m. Mass. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to The Alzheimer’s Association appreciated. Visitation Sunday 4-9 p.m.