Stanley Alfred Sipple, PhD., 85, was living in an elderly rest home near St. Louis, Missouri, when he died peacefully on March 9, 2018.
Stan leaves behind his three children, Stanford (Nita) Julia (Tom), and Andrew (Lisa); and eight grandchildren, Andrew, Sophia, Laura, Nick, Elliott, Drew, Colin, and Evan.
Stan was born on June 13, 1932, in Omaha, to Kenneth and Grace (Gallagher). He was raised with his sister Sally (Dierks) in Nebraska City.
Stan graduated from Nebraska City High School in 1950 and later attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Stan married Janice Cora Bull on June 4, 1955, and they lived happily together for 53 years until she passed Oct. 20, 2007.
Education and leadership were fundamental to Stan’s character, and he excelled at both throughout his life. Stan attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he was a proud recipient and member of the prestigious Innocents Society.
In 1954, Stan earned a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, he received his commission in the United States Army as Second Lieutenant and reported for active duty at Fort Smith, Ark.. Stan served in the U.S. Army Reserve where he participated in the recruitment of high school students applying to West Point Military Academy.
Stan retired with the rank of Colonel in 1984 after 26 years of service.
In 1985, Stan earned a doctoral degree in accounting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and in the following years, taught accounting at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and Omaha. Teaching at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska Stan became the Department Chair in Accounting.
As an active member in his community, Stan dedicated his time and talents to the success of his passions.
State and local organizations like the Nebraska Corn Growers’ Association, the Reserve Officers Association and Nebraska Republicans benefited from his strong commitment to procedure, management, and lobbying.
Stan was also an active member of St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Lincoln where he taught Sunday school.
As a father and grandfather, Stan will be remembered for his love of cigars, his affinity for whistling, his keen eye while proofreading school papers, dover sole and reading the Wall Street Journal.
Stan is preceded in death by his late wife, Janice, as well as his parents and sister.
A graveside service will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Millard on Saturday, April 14, at 3pm.
If desired, contributions may be made to St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 2325 S. 24th St.. Lincoln, NE 68502. The family is being served by SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory.