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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Robert Arthur Kippley

1948 - 2021

St. Paul, MN

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Robert Arthur “Kip” Kippley, born in Le Mars, Iowa October 6, 1948 to Catherine (Allen) and Raymond Kippley, died March 3, 2021 in St. Paul, Minnesota after living with cancer for 15 years.

Raised in a tenant farming family, Kip knew poverty and hard work, but related stories from his early years with humor. He attended St. Mary’s University in Winona, and graduate school at the University of Minnesota. Kip was a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War, and his...

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Linda Jokela

March 18, 2021 7:03 PM

Kip was such a kind and thoughtful man, and I am so grateful that I got to know him. Danebod will feel very different without his presence there.
Linda Jokela

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Sarah, Karl, and Alana Rowell

March 10, 2021 8:52 PM

In loving memory of Robert Arthur Kippley. You came from fire, water, earth and air and to those you have returned. You were loved and will be missed.

Sarah, Karl, and Alana Rowell

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March 9, 2021 1:26 PM

All of us in Kip's weekly Tai Chi Chih class benefited from his compassion, wisdom, and generosity. Kip was my teacher for more than ten years and changed my life in subtle but profound ways.

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Anna and Vladimir Kladnitsky

March 9, 2021 9:43 AM

Dear Kip! How nice would it be to play a few games of charades where you always shined with humor and intelligence. We will remember your kindness and understanding and compassion to people. RIP.
Anna and Vladimir Kladnitsky

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March 8, 2021 7:39 PM

From Kip’s cousins:
Jean and Steve McGee
Kathie and Al Lewis
Barb Allen and Rob Ruger
Larry and Lori Allen
John and Sharon Allen
Terri and Tim Preston
Joe and Brooke Allen

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