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Glenn Hippel US Air Force Veteran

October 24, 1940 - February 11, 2012
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Glenn Hippel age 71 of Live Oak, Texas passed away February 11, 2012. He was born October 24, 1940 in Teague, Texas to Harry Glenn and Marian (Wheeler) Hippel. Glenn served as an A1C in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Era. He is preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Renee Hippel; children, Gina Jameson and husband Walt, Greg Hippel and wife Hope, Laurie Hippel, Tiare Ledesma and husband Mercy, and Tiana Babers and husband Cal; grandchildren, Ryan, Will, Evan, Maren, Dean, Van, Mercy, Jr., and Alexis; brother, Bill Hippel and wife Cindy; sister, Patti Hippel; nephews, Heath and Jay Hippel; aunts,uncles,...
Glenn Hippel age 71 of Live Oak, Texas passed away February 11, 2012. He was born October 24, 1940 in Teague, Texas to Harry Glenn and Marian (Wheeler) Hippel. Glenn served as an A1C in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Era. He is preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Renee Hippel; children, Gina Jameson and husband Walt, Greg Hippel and wife Hope, Laurie Hippel, Tiare Ledesma and husband Mercy, and Tiana Babers and husband Cal; grandchildren, Ryan, Will, Evan, Maren, Dean, Van, Mercy, Jr., and Alexis; brother, Bill Hippel and wife Cindy; sister, Patti Hippel; nephews, Heath and Jay Hippel; aunts,uncles, and other relatives. Glenn grew up loving music, and was a very talented musician, as he had perfect pitch, so he could sit down at the piano and play anything he heard. He played beautifully and especially loved the song "Malaguena". He also played the saxophone, and was also in a high group called the "Clefs" where he played the bass fiddle. Glenn had a beautiful voice and loved singing all types of music, especially church hymns. Glenn became a funeral director in 1971 and for the next 41 years excelled at helping people at the most painful time in their lives. He was a man of many talents, as he always loved taking photographs, like his dad, and was a professional photographer for over 55 years. He also loved flying and soloed many times in his dad's airplane. Glenn was a unique individual, loving life, having fun and enjoyed God's beautiful creatures in nature. He was a friend to all. He was always blessed with excellent health until he was stricken with Parkinson's Disease nine years ago. He fought a very brave and valiant fight. Glenn was always a very loving and devoted family man, and loved being with his family. Glenn will be loved and missed greatly and forever, but we all can rejoice that he is now secure in Jesus' loving arms (which he greatly anticipated) and no doubt having a great reunion with his mom and dad. A visitation will be held Monday, February 20,2012 from 6:00 until 9:00 P.M. and funeral services will be Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Colonial Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to the National Parkinson Foundation Gift Processing Center PO Box 5018 Hagerstown, Maryland 21741 or Hospice Inspiris 5835 Callaghan Road, Suite 400, San Antonio, Texas 78228.

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