James R. “Skip” Ippensen, 72, of Augusta, IL died at 2:17 pm Monday December 13, 2021 in Memorial Hospital in Carthage, IL.
He was born on April 11, 1949 in Pensacola, FL to Kenneth I. and Dorothy E. Reed Ippensen. He married Mary McDonald on April 29, 1967 in Mt. Sterling, IL. She survives.
Skip was a 1967 graduate of Augusta High School. He spent his lifetime in the trucking industry and currently owned and operated Ippensen Transport in Augusta, IL. His most cherished times were those that he spent with his family.
He is survived along with his wife, Mary and 4 children; James R. “Jim” (Teresa) Ippensen II of Auburn, IL, Jeff Ippensen of Augusta, IL, Julie (Ed) Wagner of Plymouth, IL and Jason (Jennifer) Ippensen of LaPrairie, IL, seven grandchildren; Jessica, Brittany, Dalton, Colton, Lane, Libby and Luke, 2 great-grandchildren, Emberleigh and Lukas, 2 sisters-in-law, Janet Ludwig and Vicki Ippensen and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Kenneth Ivan “Butch” Ippensen
Cremation has been accorded. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to his family.
The Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta, IL is handling arrangements.