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Alice Geneva (Torbeck) Rippe

Born - January 21, 1922

Married - April 20, 1948

Saint John's Lutheran Church

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - December 11, 2003

Buried - Saturday, December 13, 2003

Martin Luther Cemetery

(Friedhof Cemetery)

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Aged - 81 Years, 10 Months and 20 Days


Alice (Torbeck) Rippe



Alice (Tobeck) Rippe

August 1942



Buried - Martin Luther Cemetery





Alice Geneva (Torbeck) Rippe

Alice Geneva (Torbeck) Rippe was born on a farm northwest of the Stone Church to Fred Wilhelm (Fred) Torbeck and Kathrena (Nordbrock) Torbeck.

on January 21, 1922. Reverend Gustav Duhrkop baptized her at the Stone Church on March 2, 1922. Alice attended District 42 and Johnson Public Schools. She grew to young womanhood in the Stone Church neighborhood, where she was confirmed on April 5, 1936 by Reverend G.K. Wiencke and became a member of the church.

After the death of her mother in 1945 Alice continued to live with her older sister Eveline and her father on the family farm. She was active in the church, teaching Sunday school for many years and as a member of the Luther League and a musical quartet.

Alice met Enus H. Rippe, and Reverend Wiencke married them on April 20, 1948 at Stone Church. The couple moved to a farm north and west of Martin Luther Church. To this union three children were born: LaVonda, Doyle, and Randall.

Alice and Enus raised turkeys on the farm for many years. Alice transferred her church membership to Martin Luther Church and was still a member there. She was active with the Ladies Aid of the church and grew many flowers to dress the altar for Sunday services.

In 1969 Alice was stricken with M.S. (Lateral Sclerosis). She sought help from many doctors over the years. In 1976 she bowed to the wheelchair and was taken care of by her husband until his death in February 1991. It was then she entered the Nemaha County Good Samaritan Center in Auburn and had been a resident there since that time. All the staff and residents at the home dearly loved Alice. She took time to enjoy at the extra activities the staff provided.

Alice's health declined for the last year or so, and it was at the Good Samaritan Center that she passed away on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003 at the age of 81 years, 10 months and 20 days. Her parents, husband, sister Eveline Kaiser, and grandson Brent Bando preceded her in death.

Those left to mourn are her three children LaVonda and husband Larry Bando of Nebraska City, Doyle and wife Patricia of Brock, and Randall and wife Becky of Johnson; nine grandchildren Brian, Laura, Kevin, Melissa, and Shellene Bando, Kate and Kimberly Rippe; Kyle and Rachel Rippe: one great-grandchild Broc Bando; sisters Ora Eltiste of Johnson and Opal Eltiste of Tecumseh; brothers-in-law Wilbert and wife Lucille Rippe of Elk Creek; Delynn and Phyllis Rippe of Johnson; sisters-in-law Edus Rippe of Auburn, Iva and husband Larry Bohlken of Auburn; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

Funeral services held Saturday, December 13, 2003 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church, officiated by Pastor Amy Krejcarek. Joan Bohling was organist for hymns by the church choir and the congregation. Pallbearers were Brian Bando, Kevin Bando, Kyle Rippe, Kiel Eltiste, Alan Rippe, Hal Eltiste, Wayne Eltiste and Loyal Rippe. Laura Bando, Melissa Bando, Shellene Bando, Kate Rippe, Kimberly Rippe, and Rachel Rippe assisted with flowers. Burial followed in the church cemetery.




Husband - Enus Henry Rippe

Born - November 28, 1917

Died - February 27, 1991

Buried - Martin Luther Cemetery

(Friedhof Cemetery)

Nemaha County, Nebraska



Daughter - Lavonda Kay (Rippe) Bando

Born - May 18, 1949

Husband - Larry Bando


Son - Doyle Enus Rippe

Born - May 13, 1952

Wife -Patricia (Huls) Rippe


Son - Randall Orin Rippe

Born - December 23, 1955

Wife - Becky (Alberts) Rippe


Sister - Eveline Hilka Christena (Torbeck) Kaiser

Born - September 21, 1912


Sister - Ora  Zerline (Torbeck) Eltiste

Born - October 25, 1918


Sister - Opal Delores (Torbeck) Eltiste

Born - December 12, 1923


Father - Fred W. Torbeck

Mother - Kathrena (Nordbrock) Torbeck






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