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Drum Funeral Home - Conover

509 First Ave South, Conover, NC

OBITUARY

Ned Eugene Sipe

January 6, 1930September 22, 2019
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Ned Eugene Sipe, age 89, of Conover, NC, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Carolina Caring in Sherrills Ford, NC. Born January 6, 1930 in Catawba County, NC, he was the son of the late Luther Eugene Sipe and Nannie Elizabeth Hahn Sipe.

A loving husband, father and grandfather, Ned was a lifelong member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Conover, NC, where he had been active with Men in Mission. He was a brick mason and the former co-owner/operator of J & N Masonry. Ned was a veteran of the US Army and loved to bowl, play horseshoes, water ski, plant fruit trees and work in his garden. He was a competitive marksman winning numerous awards from events across the country. Ned enjoyed collecting and working on Corvair automobiles and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Ned was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Marolyn Herman Sipe; son, Mark Herman Sipe; daughter, Julie Catherine Sipe Klutz; and a brother, Joe Sipe.

Survivors include his daughter, Tina Sipe of Conover, NC; son-in-law, Alan Klutz of Newton; and grandsons, Addison Mark Klutz (US Army National Guard) of Raleigh, NC, and Austin Charles Klutz of Boone, NC..

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 PM on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church with Rev. Scott Bollinger officiating. Inurnment with military rites will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:00 to 2:15 PM on Thursday.

Condolences may be sent to the Sipe family at www.drumfh-conover.com.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to: Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 4420 County Home Road, Conover, NC, 28613 or to Carolina Caring, 7473 Sherrills Ford Rd, Sherrills Ford, NC, 28658.

The Sipe family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC.

Services

  • Receiving of Friends Thursday, September 26, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, September 26, 2019

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Don Hedrick

September 26, 2019

I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Ned. He and I were the best of childhood friends growing up in our teen years. I’ll miss him. My sincere condolences to his family.

Janice Lawton

September 24, 2019

I always enjoyed sitting and talking with Ned, as he was never at a loss with a good story to tell. I mostly enjoyed cooking for him. There wasn't anything I put in front of him that he didn't put a big smile on his face to assure I knew that he appreciated and enjoyed it. Especially peach cobbler. I could always get him to take his medicine, which he hated doing, with the bribe of a big warm bowl of cobbler if he did. You will be sincerely missed my friend.

Randal & Carolyn Ellis

September 24, 2019

Please accept our deepest condolences. Ned & Marolyn were such sweet people. What a wonderful reunion they are all having ❤️
Always ~
Randal & Carolyn Ellis & Family

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