OBITUARY

Kendall Martin Ripp

February 18, 1942January 7, 2021

Departed from Earth to be with the Lord on January 7th, 2021. He passed peacefully in his home in Orlando, Florida, at the age of 78. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, and admirable friend. He inspired and helped many during his entire life while always with a big smile and a big heart. He changed the lives of many with the path of God as a missionary, preaching from his heart and soul.

Beloved Kendall was born in Black Earth, Wisconsin on February 18, 1942. As a young man he decided to dedicate his life to God and become a missionary for the people. He worked with devotion to the Catechumenate with Maryknoll, serving communities all over South America. His legacy lives on in Brazil where he dedicated six year of his life helping and teaching others, and in Venezuela where they still impart his teachings to the community. When Kendall returned to the United States, he worked for The Orlando Sentinel for many years while establishing his own company and creating many meaningful connections with those he worked with.

He was a beloved father of Joshua Ripp, Kendall Ripp, Jesus Ripp, and Alina Ripp, and a proud grandfather of Daniel Ripp, Gavin Ripp, Bella Ripp, and Abigail Ripp.

Fondly remembered by brothers, sisters, sons and daughter, in-laws, nieces and nephews, and many good friends.

Kendall M. Ripp, se durmió en la paz del Señor, el 7 de enero de 2021, en su hogar, en Orlando, a la edad de 78 años. Amoroso padre, abuelo y amigo admirable, que inspiró y ayudó a muchas personas durante toda su vida, con su gran corazón y sonrisa, misionero de Dios predicador de alma y corazón, siempre con una sonrisa y cambiando la vida de muchas personas.

Este hombre gentil, amoroso y maravilloso nació en Black Earth, Wisconsin, cuando era muy joven, decidió ser misionero y trabajó con devoción en el catecumenado con Maryknoll, sirviendo a los pobres, ayudando y asistiendo a otros en necesidad, en países como Brasil y Venezuela, donde su legado se mantiene hasta nuestros días. Cuando Kendall regresó a Estados Unidos trabajó durante muchos años en Orlando Sentinel y mantuvo su misión con su propio negocio, ayudando a muchas personas queridas a comenzar una vida digna en este país.

Entrañable e incondicional padre de Josua Ripp, Kendall Ripp, Jesus Ripp y Alina Ripp. Orgulloso abuelo de Daniel Ripp, Gavin Ripp, Bella Ripp y Abigail Ripp.

Amorosamente recordado por hermanos, hermanas, sobrinas, primos de la familia extendida y muchos buenos amigos.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Memories

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Rita Lesch

January 12, 2021

I will miss my brother Kendall for his love of God and the way he shared the Bible with so many over his life, he may not have had the healthiest heart but it was a big heart ready to invite anyone into his family. I loved him for discovering all his interests and never letting any obstacles get in his way. I love him and will see him in Heaven one day .

Jeff Ripp

January 10, 2021

Kendall Martin Ripp was my uncle, but I will always remember him as Brother Simon, the uncle who sent me cards, notes, and postage stamps when he was working and living in Brazil and then Venezuela---and enjoying the several times he came to visit our family on the farm in Wisconsin. He also helped me become interested in and learn about other countries. While I have not seen him since February 1998, I will miss him knowing that he is no longer with us. Condolences,

Jeff Ripp
Wisconsin

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