Harold H. Hilpipre

ELMORE – Funeral services for Harold H. Hilpipre, 85, of Elmore, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Elmore United Methodist Church in Elmore, with Rev. Arthur Keith officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Elmore.

Harold died Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Chamberlain, S.D.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at Elmore United Methodist Church. Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Blue Earth is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Web condolences may be left at www.pattonfh.com

Harold was born Jan. 4, 1928, in Pilot Grove Township, Minn., the son of Henry and Emma (Moiser) Hilpipre. He was raised in Pilot Grove Township and attended country school and East Chain School. He moved to Elmore in 1948 and was married to Shirley Jean Mino on July 21, 1950, at the United Methodist Church in Blue Earth. In October of that same year, he entered the U.S. Army, where he served for two years. In December of 1952, Harold and Jean started into the service oil business, as Harold would jokingly always say, “until something better comes along.” Sixty-two years later, he was still serving the community. Harold and Jean have been proud to own and operate a business in Elmore, grateful for the friendships, support and memories that those years have given. Harold was a member of the Elmore United Methodist Church and the Elmore American Legion Sanford Post 192. He loved playing solitaire, fishing with his wife, family and friends and spending time at their cabin on Lake Jefferson.

Harold is survived by his wife, Jean of Elmore; his sons, Mike (Mavis) of Blue Earth, Steve (Patricia) of Eden Prairie, Doug (Deborah) of Eden Prairie, Rick of Oracle, Ariz., and Brad (Tammy) of Blue Earth; his daughter, Lorie (Kurt) Rame of New Prague; his brothers, Donald of Omaha, Neb., and Ray (Lorraine) of Blue Earth; his sisters, Phyllis (Roy) Rohlin of Okoboji, Iowa, Jo Ann Smith of Minneapolis and Barbara (Lester) Wood of Big Lake; his sisters-in-law, Marge James of Drummond, Mont., and Lucille Gerberding of Blue Earth; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; father and mother-in-law, Roy and Anna Mae Mino; four sisters-in-law; and five brothers-in-law.