Obituary: Wallace “Ace” Sippel



Wallace “Ace” Sippel, 67, of Carmel, died Jan. 4, 2014.

He was born Aug. 2, 1946 in Joliet, Ill., to the late Wallace M. and Evelyn Gierich Sippel.

Ace earned his bachelor’s degree from Aurora University. He also achieved his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago, graduating with honors.

Ace loved his family dearly, devoting his life to them. He especially enjoyed attending his grandsons’ sporting events and school activities. Ace brought joy to everyone he met through his kindness and sense of humor.

Ace is survived by a daughter, Carrie (Brian) Holle; three grandsons, Gage, Brody and Cru Holle; former wife and best friend, Joyce (Zubcic) Sippel; a brother, Robert Sippel; and three sisters, Diane (Keith) Johnson, Debra (David) DeMarco and Cathy (Dale) Erickson.

A memorial Mass was conducted at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church on Jan. 10. Burial was at Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery in Joliet.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Merciful Help Center with envelopes available at the church.

Arrangements entrusted to Bussell Family Funerals in Carmel.


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