The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


March 23, 2014

Gerald W. Piepenbrink

GOLDEN CITY, Mo. — Gerald William Piepenbrink was born on Aug. 18, 1947, to Elder W. and Vera Lucille (Cummings) Piepenbrink in Lockwood, Mo.

He passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 6:15 a.m. at his brother's residence in  Golden City, Mo.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; an his brother-in-law, Larry Tracy.  Gerald shared 72 years, seven months and four days with us.

Gerald spent his entire life in the Golden City/Lockwood area. He graduated from the Golden City High School and completed three years of college. Gerald had his own woodworking business which he made clocks, Purple Martin birdhouses and other wood products. He worked for Schrieber Cheese Plant in Carthage, Mo. and Golden Business Forms, in Golden City for many years. He also served in the weather watch in Golden City.

Gerald's faith was of upmost importance to him. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Carthage and serves as an elder, usher and being in charge of the sound system. He also loved music and played banjo and guitar for the Spielers Polka Band with other from the Friestatt area.

Gerald is survived by his sister, Reta Tracy, Mount Vernon, Mo.; his brother, James Piepenbrink and wife, Emma, Golden City; and many nieces and nephews.

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