November 19, 1928 – December 12, 2013
Lewellyn Albert Hippen was born on November 19, 1928 to Albert and Cora (Neuberger) Hippen in Klemme, Iowa. After farming for several years, Lew began working at the Hardy grain elevator. The family moved to Thor where Lew later became the owner/manager of Thor Grain Company. He was an active member in the Thor Ullensvang Lutheran Church.
Lew felt that his family was the center of his life. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather – always ready with a word of encouragement or wise counsel.
Lew was called home on December 12, 2013.
Lew will always be remembered in the hearts of his family: his wife of 63 years, Margaret; his sons, Lonnie (Jerilyn) Hippen and Scott Hippen; his daughters, Julie (Randall) Junkman, Rhonda (Michael) Coborn and Shelley Hippen; sixteen grandchildren, Heather (Michael) Englin, Kristen Newton, Emily Hippen, Jennifer (Jonathan) Landon, Eric (Jamie) Coborn, Matthew Johnson, Mareike (Tony) Pagliai, Megan Coborn, Cole Hippen, Brian Frye, Christopher Johnson, Marcus Hippen, Courtney Hippen, Christian Hippen, Collin Hippen, and Caroline Hippen; four great-grandchildren, Ashley Newton, Jack Englin, Jordan Newton, and Lauren Englin; his brother, Albert (Marilyn) Hippen; his sisters, Norma (Marvin) Anderson and Nancy (Bob) Ferrell; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association or the donor’s choice of charity in loving memory of Lewellyn Hippen.Information provided by: Adams Funeral Homes 502 Douglas Avenue Ames, IA 50010 515.232.5121 www.adamssoderstrum.com