John J. Dippel, 75, died on Sept. 21, 2013 at IU North Hospital. Born on July 30, 1938 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Marinus “Joe” and Helen Dippel.
He graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1956 and joined the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne, serving two years.
His long desire to be a public servant serving the community of Westfield came to fruition in 2006. He was elected to the last Westfield Town Council, served as vice president and was a driving force for Westfield to not be annexed by the City of Carmel. For the first City Council of Westfield, he was elected to a four year term starting in 2008 and again in 2012.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Marcyann; sons, Nick, Joe and Daniel; daughters, Maura Kautsky and Andrea Doran; 14 grandchildren; one great grandchild; sister, Mary Heisig; and a host of incredibly loving relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral Mass was conducted Sept. 26 at Saint Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 17104 Spring Mill Rd.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Westfield Youth Assistance Program.
Arrangements were entrusted to Bussell Family Funerals in Carmel.