Mildred Ripke (October 12, 1924 - April 12, 2011)

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Mildred Ripke
  • October 12, 1924
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  • April 12, 2011

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Our Mother Mildred Ripke was born  Mildred Estelle Wicks to John Jacob Wicks and Rose Voelker on October 12, 1924, in Plainview NY.  The youngest of eight of  children, five girls and three boys.  She is survived by her brother Richard Wicks, of Hicksville, NY.   Mom married Jonny Ripke, who was from Reessum Germany, on June 3rd, 1956, and had two Daughters, Heidi Ripke-Curcio of Oviedo, Florida, and Meta Ripke-Wieber of Four Oaks, North Carolina.   She was a proud Oma to her three grandchildren, Jon Ripke Wieber, Adam Thomas Wieber, and Melissa Rose Wieber.   Mom and Dad retired fulltime to Four Oaks, North Carolina in 2001.  In 2006 she became widowed with the loss of our Father.  They were married a little over 50 years.  In 2009 Mom moved to Oviedo, Florida with her dog Schatzie.  There she spent the remainder of her time traveling to baseball games and other places with Heidi and her Husband George.    Our Mom in our opinion was the best Mom ever.  Mom was at home with her two girls when she passed on April 12, 2011. In lieu of love offerings, donations can be in Mildred Ripke’s honor  to Hospice of the Comforter of Orlando, 480 W. Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714, or online at There will be no services at this time.  Please check back at a later date.

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  1. Joseph Ostermeier says:
    21 Apr 2011
    Meta; My deepest sympathy at this time to you and your family. I remember the holiday times at your parents house in Farmingdale, and enjoyed your Mom and Dad's company and food and doggies. Be well and say hello to everyone. Peace, and Health. Joseph Ostermeier and Family

  2. Linda Carlucci says:
    17 Apr 2011
    Dear Heidi,
    John, Kristen and I will always have fond memories of Millie. My mom said she was happy she got to meet her. I'll miss her great sense of humor and her smile. I am glad that Millie is no longer suffering and that she was able to pass peacefully at home.

  3. Kevin and Wendy Jeffries says:
    14 Apr 2011
    Please know that you and your family are in our prayers and we are truly sorry to hear about your mother's passing. Meta, you are one strong cookie, but if you need anything at all, don't hesitate letting us know.

  4. Brook and Kelly Thompson says:
    14 Apr 2011
    Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are loved and cared about.
    Our prayers are with you.

  5. Heike Seeger says:
    14 Apr 2011
    Dear Heidi, dear Meta,
    I was upset to read your sad e-mail that your beloved mother passed away - the day of my birthday, so I will never forget that.
    We will keep Mildred in good memory and will never forget the nice time, we spent with you and your parents in Farmingdale.

    Your German friends
    Heike and Andreas and Family Seeger

  6. Chris & Catherine Canone says:
    13 Apr 2011
    Millie was loved and always will be. It was a pleasure and honor to have met you and even better you were family. Millie we thank you for being part of our special day. Millie enjoy you peaceful and painless eternal life walking on those streets of gold in heavan.

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