Mary Dolores Lippert - 86

6/25/1930 - 1/20/2017

Rockford, Illinois

Mary Dolores Lippert, 86, of Rockford, passed away on Jan. 20, 2017. Born June 25, 1930 in Independence, IA daughter of Joseph and Mary (Lamb) Herrick. Graduated from St. John's School in Independence, IA and Mt. Mercy Jr. College in Cedar Rapids, IA, she took advanced studies at numerous other colleges and universities. Married Richard J. Lippert in St. John's Catholic Church on Aug. 8, 1953. She taught in elementary schools in Osage, Pomeroy, and Tama, IA. She was a teacher's aide in Rockford Public Schools for several years and worked for the Rockford Register Star in the circulation department for many years. Survivors include, husband, Dick of Rockford; children, Thomas (Patti) Lippert of Ingleside, IL, John Lippert of Carol Stream, IL, daughter, Therese Ann (Bill) Kopec of Chicago, IL,  Charles (Michele) of Rockford, Andrew (Rhiannon) Lippert of Rockton, IL; grandchildren, Ann, Amy, Emily, Brittany and Layla; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by daughter, Martha Jane Lippert; brothers, Joe, John B, Bob; and sister, Virginia. Member of St. James Catholic Church, former Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Elders and the Catholic Women's League. She volunteered 5 years at Rockford Memorial Hospital. She traveled frequently with the Golden Agers Travel Group. A devoted mother, loving wife and loyal friend, she heartily encouraged others to pursue their dreams. Dolores had a generous spirit and enduring sense of humor and a compassionate heart. Special thanks to VNA Hospice and caregivers, Nakeal, Verna and Annie plus Dr. Einhorn and his staff.

Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 in St. James Catholic Church, 428 N. Second St., Rockford, IL, with Fr. Jacobs officiating, with a visitation from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. Graveside service immediately following Mass at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. 

Visitation:

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 24, 2017 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth Street, Rockford, IL 61107 and from 9:00 a.m. until Mass on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 in St. James Catholic Church, 428 N. Second Street, Rockford, IL 61107

Mass:

10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 25, 2017 in St. James Catholic Church, 428 N. Second Street, Rockford, IL 61107

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