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Updated: 11/06/2013 08:00:05AM

Gwendolyn C. Zipprer

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Gwendolyn C. Zipprer

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Gwendolyn C. Zipprer, 96, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, following a brief illness.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, William C. Zipprer, Jr.

She is survived by a daughter, Lynda Mims-Wetzel; son William Zipprer III. She had six grandchildren, William Zipprer IV, Dwight Keen, Jr., Elizabeth Keen Spraggins, William Mims, Robert Mims, and Casey Wetzel. She also had 11 great-grandchildren, Lily Zipprer, William Zipprer V, Ginny Zipprer, Julia Marbutt, Ryland Marbutt, Bowen Keen, Sarah Beth Spraggins, Emma Gwendolyn Spraggins, Benjamin Spraggins, Megan Mims and John Mims.

Mrs. Zipprer was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Lake Wales where she taught adult Sunday School for many years.

In her younger years, she worked as a bookkeeper for Bullard Insurance Company and later for Citrus Grove Development Company in Babson Park.

She was a resident of Lake Wales for 77 years.

Funeral service is at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales with Pastor Charles Little officiating.

Interment will follow at the Lake Wales Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Hospice of the Comforter Foundation, 496 W. Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.

Condolences may be sent to the family and the webcast of the service can be viewed at

Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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