James F. Vipond, 81, of Aledo died Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Genesis Medical Center, Aledo.
Due to social distancing requirements, no visitation will be held. A private funeral is planned with a celebration of life to be held at a later date. Memorials may be left to the family. Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo is handling arrangements.
James was born June 18, 1938 in Aledo to Malon and Edna Esp Vipond. He graduated from Winola High School in 1956. Jim married Carol Manning in 1956.
He started work at a young age at the Shale City Brickyard later going to work at International Harvester where he worked for 30 years.
Jim enjoyed dancing with Carol, hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife: Carol; sons: Brad (Sharon) Vipond, Brian Vipond and Bruce Vipond all of Aledo; grandchildren: Jenifer (Jim) McIntyre, Todd (Barb) Vipond, Kristen (Shane Hansen) Vipond, Cody (Jessica) Vipond and Adam (Sara Monson) Vipond; great grandchildren: Darrian (Natalie Holland) McIntyre, Anastasia Veloz, Evan Ott, Jemma Ott and Vada Vipond; brother: Bernie (Mary) Vipond of Aledo and sister: Bonnie Fisher of Joy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters: Mary Lafferty and Shirley Whitehall and brothers: Malon “Bubby” Vipond and Jack Vipond.
Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.