Al Hippen, 80, of Humboldt, passed away April 5, 2018 at Unity Point Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Humboldt. Burial will be in LuVerne Cemetery. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt.
Al is survived by his wife, Marilyn Hippen of Humboldt; daughters, Deanna (Duane) Vorrie of Humboldt and Lori (David) Essing of Fort Dodge; son, Jeff (Kelly) Hippen of Omaha, NE; 9 grandchildren, Chris (Kelsey) Vorrie, Brad (Lindy) Vorrie, Adam Vorrie, Jordan Vorrie, Tyler Vorrie, Stephanie Hippen, Nicholas Hippen, Nicole (Michael) Barton, and Dustin Essing; 4 great grandchildren, Peyton, Zoey, Elin, and Madelyn, and one due in June; and sisters, Norma (Marvin) Anderson of Humboldt and Nancy (Bob) Ferrell of Fort Dodge. His parents; brother, Llewellyn Hippen; and an infant sister preceded him in death.
Albert Lewis Hippen, the son of Albert Martin and Cora Christina (Newberger) Hippen, was born July 24, 1937 at Garner, Iowa. The family moved to Renwick then to LuVerne when Al was in the 8th grade. Al spent much of his teen years helping to support his family as a result of his father’s long-term illness. He graduated from LuVerne High School and worked as a farm hand for area farmers. On December 14, 1958 he was united in marriage to Marilyn Zentner whom he’d know since the 8th grade. Al worked for the elevator in LuVerne until 1963 when he accepted the position as manager of the Roberts COOP Elevator near Otho. In 1973, the family briefly moved to Farragut, Iowa where he managed the elevator until moving to Thor. Al served as manager of the Thor Elevator for 26 years until his retirement in 1999. In 1986, he and Marilyn moved to Humboldt where they were members of the Zion Lutheran Church. In his retirement, Al loved to fish and enjoyed helping his son-in-law farm and his daughter in her swimming pool company. He also enjoyed his job at Hy-Vee and the people he met there. In his younger years, Al loved duck hunting and camping. Above all, he enjoyed the time he spent with his family.