Kenneth Lee Ripkowski

A funeral service for Kenneth Lee Ripkowski, of Jacksonville, TX, is scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton, TX, with a visitation one hour before. Connie Ramos will officiate. He will be laid to rest at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton, TX.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

Mr. Ripkowski passed away on Friday, December 3, 2021 in Jacksonville. He was born in Liberty, Texas on June 23, 1946 to Felix and Ann (Zaruba) Ripkowski.

Kenneth was a loving and devoted family man. He was a CPA and held a BA in accounting from the University of Houston. Kenneth worked for ESM Satake of Houston, as well as City of Jacksonville. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, songwriting, playing his guitar, and singing.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister Patricia Rose Ripkowski.

Left to cherish Kenneth’s memory are his loving wife of 47 years, Susie Ripkowski, of Jacksonville; son, Kenny Ripkowski and wife Stacie of Cypress, Texas, and daughter, Jenni Cudd and husband Stephen of Gallatin, Texas. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Abigail, Caleb, Bethany, Ethan, and Canyon; and several nieces and nephews.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Caleb Ripkowski, Stephen Cudd, Reed Touchstone, Roland Anderson, Jim Norwood, and Ed Barnett.

Rather than customary condolences, donations in memory of Kenneth Ripkowski can be made to Houston Area Parkinson Society at 713-313-1621.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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