Donald Rypkema


Sioux Falls, South Dakota

March 15, 2020

Donald G. Rypkema, 84, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Primrose Retirement Community.

Private family services were at Hills of Rest Mausoleum, Sioux Falls.

Donald Gene Rypkema was born March 27, 1935, in George, Iowa, son of John and Grace (Geerdes) Rypkema. He grew up and was educated in George High School graduating in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army two years.

On Aug. 9, 1955, he married Mavis Kix. They moved to Sioux Falls in 1957 where he worked for Minnegasco 32 years, and started a residential building company before retirement. He graduated from Augustana College in 1971.

Survivors include three children, Debra (Dave) Meyer, Diane (Greg Ramynke) Rypkema and David Rypkema, all of Sioux Falls, SD; a grandson; three siblings, Edward (Alice) Rypkema of Lincoln, Nebraska, Joan (Bob) Luitjens of George and Norman (Lori) Rypkema of Sioux Falls; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

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