John "Jack" C. Vipond

July 23, 1937March 21, 2019

John C. “Jack” Vipond, age 81, of Peoria passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist. He was born on July 23, 1937, to Ivan J. and Vivian C. (Low) Vipond. He married Ann Luedke Dugan on May 27, 2005, in Peoria. Survivors include his wife, Ann; step-son, Mark (Kay) Dugan; step-daughter, Michelle (Doug) Shoemaker; step-grandchildren, whom he was known to as “Mr.Jack,” Todd (Elizabeth) Dugan, Austin (Kimiko) Dugan, Aaron Dugan, Logan Shoemaker, Ivey Shoemaker and Meredith Shoemaker; step-great-grandson, Gavin Dugan; sister, Pauline Rosenthal; brother-in-law, Wade Wilson; sister-in-law, Sharon Bradley; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Marcia Arnholt Vipond, who passed away on Nov. 8, 2002. Jack attended Peoria schools and served in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman. He was employed by the Peoria Fire Dept. for 26 years, and retired as Captain in 1997. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Peoria Firefighters Retirees Club and Amvets Post #64. Jack was an avid Cubs fan. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Peoria. Additional visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Pastors Chip Winter and Ron Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church, the Redeemer Lutheran Veteran’s Fund, Redeemer Lutheran Care Ministry or Paws. Online condolences may be made at


  • Ivan J. Vipond, Father
  • Vivian C. (Low) Vipond, Mother
  • Ann Luedke Dugan, Wife
  • Mark (Kay) Dugan, Step-son
  • Michelle (Doug) Shoemaker, Step-daughter
  • Todd (Elizabeth) Dugan, Step-grandchild
  • Austin (Kimiko) Dugan, Step-grandchild
  • Aaron Dugan, Step-granchild
  • Logan Shoemaker, Step-granchild
  • Ivey Shoemaker, Step-granchild
  • Meredith Shoemaker, Step-granchild
  • Gavin Dugan, Step-great-grandson
  • Pauline Rosenthal, Sister
  • Wade Wilson, Brother-in-law
  • Sharon Bradley, Sister-in-law
  • -Several Nieces and Nephews
  • Marcia Arnholt Vipond, Wife

  • Carl Arrenius
  • Ed Meints
  • Bob Likeness
  • Greg Gudat
  • Mike Rogers
  • Brian Randle

  • Redeemer Lutheran Church
  • Redeemer Lutheran Veteran's Fund
  • Redeemer Lutheran Care Ministry
  • PAWS



  • Visitation Wednesday, March 27, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, March 28, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 28, 2019


  • Burial

John "Jack" C. Vipond

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Eddie Brooks

April 10, 2019

Just received word of Jacks passing. My condolences to his family. I served in the Army with Jack at Seneca Army Depot. Last time I saw Jack was in Plymouth Mass. when we went to visit Ralph Paine. Ralph was one of Jacks best friends and he died shortly after our visit.
Rest In Peace, Jack.

Scott Paulsen

March 28, 2019

I spoke with Jack just a few weeks ago in church about his portable oxygen concentrator because my dad is now on oxygen and I'm thinking of getting one for him. He was so helpful and honest about his condition, the challenges it presented, and his goal to live life the best he could for whatever time he had left. His courage was inspiring and helpfulness was appreciated. May God provide peace for those who mourn.

Vicki Parsons

March 27, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Jack. I am the daughter of his sister, Pauline Rosenthal. Please accept my condolences and my apology for not being able to make it for my final goodbye. Just want you to know that I loved him think he was a wonderful man.

Penny McLean

March 26, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. I have been wondering why the two of you have not been in the Snack & Soda Shop. I have missed you. It was a joy to serve you. You were always so sweet to me. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Whenever I serve a chili dog I will think of Jack. God bless you.


Dick Mottor

March 26, 2019

I was very sorry to learn of Jack's passing away. My thoughts and prayers are with you and our family during this time. I know you have many good memories, and I hope those will help to comfort you in the days ahead. I am sorry I am unable to be there with you but I will be there in love and support. If I can do anything to help you please do not hesitate to get in touch with me. I will wait a few days and give you a call. I would love to talk to you. Again, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

John Vipond

March 24, 2019

Dear Ann,
I am so sorry you have lost him. I cannot
be there to hug you and tell you I care.
You both have been so caring since I
Joined Redemer. He was one of the good
guys. I can be a listener when I return.

Ray & Janet Hassett

March 22, 2019

Dear Ann and family,
Please know how saddened we are hearing of Jack’s passing. We will certainly have fond memories of him and seeing him in church. He always had something funny to tell Ray.
We are still in Gulf Shores and will not be able express our sympathies at the visitation or funeral. We will see you very soon.
We will continue to hold you in our thoughts and prayers, dear Ann.
Our love to you,
Blessings and love,
Ray and Jan