Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Loren Edward Hipsher

Loren Edward Hipsher, of rural Crestline, died Monday, September 16, 2013 as a result of a tractor accident on the family farm. He was 64.

Known to family and friends as “Hippie”, “Charlie” or “Eddie”, he was born December 4, 1948 in Shelby to Loren Fried and Martha I. (Sonnanstine) Hipsher. After graduating from Buckeye Central High School in 1966, he then became a Paratrooper in the US Army, serving during the Vietnam Era in Panama. Charlie worked his entire career at ArcelorMittal in Shelby where he retired after 45 years of service. Charlie was a master at puttering and tinkering being able to fix anything. He took great pride in the maintenance of his home, lawn, landscaping, and the family homestead.

On September 28, 1973 he married Rose M. (Hanovich) and she survives. Also surviving are: his mother: Martha I. Hipsher of Crestline; 7 siblings: Peggy (Richard) Armstrong of Worthington, Donna (Charles) Dean of Crestline, Edna Albright of Plymouth, Mary (James) Koeper of Hollywood, SC, Debra (Ronald) Lutz of Tiffin, Annette (Bradley) Richards of New Washington, Timothy (Robin) Hipsher of Crestline; brother in law: Duane Bosley; many nieces, nephews, and friends; and his ever faithful canine companion, Rambo.  He was preceded in death by: his father: Loren F. Hipsher in 2008; mother and father in law: Margaret and Stephen Hanovich; sister in law: Barbara Bosley; brother in law: William Albright.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Friends and family are welcome on Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 10:30 AM. Pastor Jay Scott, Pastor of Tiro United Methodist Church, will officiate and burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Military honors will be conducted by the Richland County Joint Veteran Burial Detail. In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorial contributions can be made to Tiro-Auburn Volunteer Fire Department or Crawford County Humane Society.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Jay & Melissa Follett says:


    So sorry to hear about your brother. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jay & Melissa Follett

  2. Shari Stump says:

    Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult

  3. Michelle Dean says:

    Rosie and Rambo,
    I am so sorry for this tragic loss, you and Loren are one of my favorite customers, I always enjoyed talking to him. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time, Rosie.

  4. Karen Alt says:

    I was so sorry to about Ed. He was so much fun to be around. Although it has been many years since I have seen him I will never forget the talks and laughes we shared. When I was a senior in school I wanted a black cat. Ed said they had black kittens and would bring me one. All I said was to make sure it was a female. Well he brought me one alright. She pooped all over his car. It was a long trip from their house to New Washington. It took a long time for him to let me forget that! What I am trying to say is he was a good guy and I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere sympathy and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Karen

  5. Debi Townsend says:

    Rosie,so sorry about your loss,my thoughts and prayers are with you and Donna

  6. Marlene (Temple) Johnson says:

    To all of Eddies family, I am so sorry to hear about his passing. It is so sad to lose someone so young. All of you are in my prayers!
    Marlene Johnson

  7. Andrew and Jessica Beebe says:

    All the best to the Hipsher family during this time. I recall playing many a game of pool on the old bar table in Charlie’s basement as a youngster. Remember the good times and cherish the ones we move forward with. Know that you are in our thoughts and the memories that were made will never fade.

  8. Sonja Reer says:

    Rosie, Edna, Donna and Annett
    I was sadden to hear the news of Charlies accident and passing, you are in my thoughts and prayer. Lots of Hugs, Sonja

  9. Ken and Paula Sturgill says:

    Dear Edna, Annette and family,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. We hope knowing others care and are praying for you helps ease your sorrow.
    Ken and Paula Sturgill

  10. Greg & Carla Pronto says:

    Dear Rose and all of the Hipsher Family:

    We can’t even begin to express our heart break over the loss of such a wonderful man, husband, father, brother and cousin.

    Our hearts are with you and wish we could be there to give you all hugs and support in this tragic loss. We pray for the comfort of Jesus to be your strength and courage in the days ahead.

    Love Carla Hipsher Pronto & Greg Pronto

  11. Rob & Nichole Putnam says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We only met “Hippie” a few times at his dad’s pond where we sometimes fish. This past summer when we were out there, he made a lasting impression on my family. As we were fishing, he and Rambo rolled up on the gator. He talked to the kids and joked around with them. He showed us pictures of the eagle and told stories about him. Then he offered to let us take the Gator for a spin. As we came back, he asked the kids if they wanted to drive. They had a great time driving it around the farm. We greatly appreciate the time he took out of his day to stop over and visit with us. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

  12. JEANNE CARMEAN says:

    Dear Edna:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

    Jeanne and David and families.

  13. Jim & Shirley Cole says:

    Dear Rose and The Hipsher Family,

    I am writing this During Eddie’s Funeral as I am thinking of each of you spending your last moments with him. His passing is a huge and tragic loss to everyone. It cannot be described. Shirley and I will keep each and everyone of you in our thoughts and prayers. Keep all of you memories of Eddie close and remember in the darkest hour the sun will shine again.

    Jim & Shirley

  14. Charles Ferguson says:

    Hipsher Family, So sorry to hear of your loss.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

  15. Roger and Janet Hines says:


    So sorry to hear about the death of your brother. Eternal rest for him and prayers for peace and comfort for your family.

  16. Mary(Heydinger)Bloomfield says:

    Dear Rose,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Ed was a very happy person to be around and I enjoyed his friendship in school and afterwards. His smile and ornyness were fun…God Bless. Mary

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