Lois T. Hippenmeyer
Feb. 27, 1922 – March 10, 2011
Lois T. Hippenmeyer, a longtime Waukesha resident,
died Thursday, March 10, 2011, at her home at the age of 89. She was born
Feb. 27, 1922, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Carl and Anna (nee Keller)
Lois married Charles M. Heyer on June 28, 1941. On
Jan. 2 1965, she married Richard S Hippenmeyer. Lois was very involved
with Carroll College, where she attended school. For many years, she was
the vice president and the interior designer at Tingle and Associates in
Waukesha until her retirement in 1979. She was the second woman to be
elected as an alderman for the City of Waukesha since 1922, when the first
woman was elected. Lois was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in
Waukesha. She served as president of the Spring City Garden Club. Her love
of flowers was evident in her many plantings and the landscaping at her
Eagle River home, including the building of a very large picket fence
around the front of her property. She also designed and was active in the
construction of her kitchen addition. This special place became the center
of many family gatherings and parties for Eagle River neighbors –
referred to as her Peninsula Parties. She will always be remembered for
her zest for life, love of travel, meeting new people and helping others.
She will be missed greatly by her daughter, Stevie
(Dick) Martin of Merrill; her son, Chip (Theresa) Heyer of Waukesha; her
grandchildren, Robin (Chad) Voelker, Randee (John) Blanchard, Jessica
Heyer, Jennifer Heyer, Charlie Heyer and Erika Heyer; and her
great-grandchildren, Ryan, Maddie and Lilly. She is further survived by her
brother, Robert Thalman of San Francisco, along with nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband,
Charles M. Heyer, in 1962; her second husband, Richard S. Hippenmeyer, in
1979; and two sisters, Alice Purdy and Marge Brugman.
Lois requested that at the time of her death, a
party be held because funerals were not her thing. Therefore, a
celebration of life reception will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday,
March 26, at Golden Gate Restaurant, 1427 E. Racine Ave., Waukesha.
If desired, memorials are appreciated to the Food
Pantry of Waukesha County, 1301 Sentry Drive, Waukesha, WI 53186; or GRROW
(Golden Retriever Rescue of Wisconsin), P.O. BOX 84, Watertown, WI 53094.
For further information, please call Randle-Dable
Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for
directions or to leave an online tribute or story.