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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