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Elaine Zepp

February 22, 1932 — November 12, 2018

Elaine Lorraine Zepp, age 86, of Ripon, WI, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018, at Prairie Place in Ripon with her family by her side.

Elaine was born February 22, 1932, in Richford, WI, the daughter of Walter and Alvina (Harke) Briese. She graduated from Ripon High School and then on September 27, 1952, Elaine married Harold Zepp at Grace Lutheran Church in Ripon.

Survivors include two daughters, Laurie (Jack) Steinmetz of Ohio and Chari (Mark) Draeger of Ripon, WI; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and son-in-law, Daryl Hilke of Ripon. Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Suzan Hilke; one sister, Dolores Van Doren and two brothers, Elroy and Myron Briese.

Per Elaine’s wishes, a private family memorial service will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church in Ripon. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Liberty Prairie Cemetery in the Town of Utica. Memorials may be directed to Messiah Lutheran Church, 500 Mayparty Dr., Ripon, WI 54971.

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