January 2, 1926April 9, 2013

Raymond E. Fiepke, 87, Rockford, died peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. He was born on January 2, 1926 to Adolph and Martha Fiepke. He was a Veteran of the Korean War and an active member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church. Raymond is survived by his daughter, Brenda (Tom) Foulhaber; six grandchildren; Nicole, Dustin, Joseph, Brock, Matthew and Megan; three great grandchildren and seven brothers and sisters. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Delores (Elliot) Fiepke; his son, Steven E. Fiepke and four brothers and sisters. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to Heartland Hospice. A funeral service will be held at 10:30am, Friday, April 12, 2013 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 2001 N. Alpine Road, Rockford, IL. Pastor Ken Krause will be officiating. Visitation will be held prior to service from 9am to 10:30am at the church. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Online Condolences can be submitted at


  • Visitation Friday, April 12, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 12, 2013


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April 13, 2013

Brenda and family,
My heartfelt sympathy and condolences to you and your family. I remember many years of fond memories of Uncle Ray especially our vacations at Big Bear Lake. May God comfort you and give you peace during this difficult time. Carol (Fiepke) Stetzler, Morton, IL

Theresa Pulciani Parrish

April 12, 2013

Ray was such a sweet, gentle man and a wonderful neighbor to us on Ridgeview Avenue. Sending you my condolences.

Ken & Marilyn Tinsley

April 11, 2013

Ray will always be remembered as one who loved and lived life each day to the fullest. His warm and outgoing heart was evident in so many ways and his smile would communicate love in a special way. It was always a pleasure to communicate with Ray as he was an exceptional good listener and his wise responses were gems to remember. It is said that each of us are unique and Ray most certainly was a kind and loving person that had characteristics like no one else. Ray, we will miss you here on earth and we look forward to seeing you in your new abode where life never ends.
We love you so much,
Ken & Marilyn Tinsley

Nikki Walton

April 11, 2013

You will be missed grandpa!