Kay Ripplinger

NEW ROCKFORD Katherina “Kay” Ripplinger, 87, Bowdon, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in a New Rockford nursing home.

She was born July 2, 1925, to Joseph and Johanna Hager, near Esmond. She married Theodore “Ted” Ripplinger in Balta.

Survivors: sons, Donovan, Bowdon, Dale, Cathay; daughters, Diane Heilman, West Fargo, Karen Kunz, Bismarck; seven grandchildren; nine great-

grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, John, Selz; and sisters, Helen Miller, Buffalo, Minn., Philipina Bertsch, Delores Dutenhafer and Rose Weigel, all Minot, Julia Berglund, Sun City, Ariz., and Lostina Brengman, Parish, Fla.

Funeral: Monday, 10:30 a.m., St. John’s Catholic Church, New Rockford.

Burial: Wayside Cemetery, Bowdon, later this spring.

Visitation: Sunday, 3 to 5 p.m., in Nelson Funeral Home, Fessenden.

Prayer service: Sunday, 7 p.m., in the church.