LaVern R. Lippelgoes
May 22, 1940 - September 26, 2021

LaVern R. Lippelgoes

LaVern R. Lippelgoes
May 22, 1940 - Sep 26, 2021

LaVern R. Lippelgoes

MUSCATINE, Iowa - LaVern R. Lippelgoes, 81, of Muscatine, passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021, at Trinity Rock Island.

Memorial visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m., on Friday, October 1, 2021, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Online Condolences:

LaVern was born on May 22, 1940, in Muscatine, the son of Ralph L. and Nellie G. Bridge Lippelgoes. He married the love of his life, Virginia Clark on June 23, 1963, at Grace Lutheran in Muscatine

Goose retired from HON after 36 years. After retiring, he enjoyed going out for coffee with the guys. Goose loved spending time with his family, riding his John Deere, working in the garage, and going for rides in the evenings.

He was so proud of his 1963 Pontiac Catalina show car, which was purchased the year LaVern and Virginia were married and won many trophies over the years at car shows.

Goose is survived by his wife, Virginia Lippelgoes of Muscatine; two sons, Rodney W. Lippelgoes and Kim, and Randy W. Lippelgoes and wife, Traci, both of Muscatine; four grandchildren, Molli Torres and husband, Andy, Keegan Lippelgoes, Gavin Lippelgoes and Kammi Anderson, and Mavrik Lippelgoes; one great grandson, Oakley; one sister, Judie Nealson and husband, Dave, of Monticello; brother-in-law, Craig Clark and wife, Chris, of DeLand, Florida; sister-in-law, Sandra Bero and husband, Floyd, of Coleville, California; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother-in-law, Donald L. Clark Jr.


Randy and Lesa Wagner on Oct 1, 2021

Very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

Susan Bermel on Sep 30, 2021

So sorry for your loss Virginia. You are in our thoughts and prayers! Jim and Sue Bermel

Holly & Craig Plowman on Sep 29, 2021

Very sorry to hear this . I worked with Goose for many years, and he was a good guy. He will be missed. Holly Plowman

Sherri Conaway on Sep 29, 2021

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Sue Willits on Sep 28, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. He used to come into Walgreens and we would look for Hot Wheel cars. I always looked forward to those days. I wish you peace in the days ahead. Sue Willits

Nancy Taube on Sep 28, 2021

Virginia, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Ken meyerholz on Sep 28, 2021

Sorry to hear of Verns passing. He worked for me in the desk line during the 60 s. Valued member, always on time and did quality work. I always enjoyed talking cars with him. Glad he got the Pontiac back.

Myrle Belknap on Sep 28, 2021

Candle Virginia so sorry to hear about Goose he was such a good friend to Charlie my prayers are with all of your family He was a true friend

Pat Globes Carter on Sep 27, 2021

Ginger, I am so very sorry to hear about LaVern's passing. He was such a nice guy. My dad always liked him too and they shared a love of old cars. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sandra White on Sep 27, 2021

Sorry for your loss. Sending much sympathy..

Patty Searcy on Sep 27, 2021

I am so sad to read this..I worked with Lavern for 32 years.. He was always a great guy to talk to.. I'm sending my hugs. thoughts and prayers to his family.. He was a great guy

Dyann Roby on Sep 27, 2021

May Christi's promise of eternal life grant comfort to you, Virginia, and your family
Blessings from Dyann & Dave Roby



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1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, IA 52761
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