Mount Ayr Record News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, October 09, 2008
OBITUARY - HERMAN TIPTON
Herman TIPTON, son of Leonard David & Martha (DILLARD) TIPTON, was born March 20, 1930 in Reger, Missouri. Herman
departed this life on October 2, 2008 and went to meet his maker.
Herman worked at several different jobs in life which helped him meet so many different friends. Herman hauled lime
for Dee LAMB and then hauled feed for Jess & Max ANDERSON at Mount Ayr Mill & Feed, meeting all the farmers. Herman
helped Lefty GEIST run the pool hall. He was town marshal and drove the school bus on many activities, meeting a lot
of young kids who still talk to him. Herman was called "happy Herman" by so many for his friendliness and happy
sense of humor. He would say that a stranger is just a friend you have yet to meet. Herman used to love to shoot
pool and play pitch with his old friends. He loved to hunt & fish. He was known as a coon hunter from way back. The
TIPTON family lived in Twin Falls, Idaho where he met and married his wife Thelma MICKAEL. God granted them the
privilege of spending 57 loving years together. To their home was born 3 sons; Clifford & Roger of Mount Ayr and
Richard of Murray. They are Hermís pride & delight along with his grandchildren Jenny, Jake, Jeremy & Miracle, and a
Herman attended church nearly all of his life, as a young boy walking miles to the country church with his mother.
At an early age, Herman found the Lord and was baptized into the Free Methodist Church. Bart SHIELDS, Ron ROACH &
Herman attended church from here to Leon and back. If you knew Herman you knew how much faith & love for the Lord he
Herman was preceded in death by his father, Leonard, and mother Martha; brothers Harold, Wayne, and Ronnan; sisters
Mildred & Marie; father-in-law Dick MICKAEL & mother-in-law Clara; sisters-in-law Pearl & Betty; brothers-in-law
Doyle MURPHY, Dude JONES, Paul MILLER, Herchel MARTIN, Willit MARTIN, James MICKAEL, Arthur MICKAEL, and Charles
MICKAEL; nephews Philip JONES, Harlan JONES, Billy TIPTON, James TIPTON,; niece Carolyn MEGELE.
Herman leaves to mourn his passing his wife Thelma; sons Clifford & friend Barbara, Richard & friend Martina, and
Roger & friend Sherry; grandchildren Jenny, Jake & wife Bre, Jeremy, and Miracle; great granddaughter Haley; sister
Kathleen MILLER & Dan, brother Gerald & Linda TIPTON; sisters-in-law Kathy TIPTON, Donna CLAIR, Jean MICKAEL,
Carolyn PAXSON, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Services were held at Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on
Tuesday, October 7, 2008, with Rev. Charles WEIMAN officiating. Musicians were Nancy SACKETT and Cindy MICKAEL.
Casket bearers were Jennifer TIPTON, Jacob TIPTON, Jeremy TIPTON, Connie MICHAEL, Chuck MICHAEL, Cameron CHARTER and Bill
Herman was laid at rest in the Rose Hill Cemtery in Mount Ayr.
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