Jon Loren Dipert, 79, Murphy, N.C.; formerly of Leesburg, passed away at 2:50 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at his daughter’s home in Pierceton. He was born on Nov. 10, 1940, in Plymouth, to Raymond and Bessie A. “Arlene” (McKenzie) Dipert.
He graduated from Knox High School in Knox, and was married on Dec. 31, 1960, in Warsaw, to Gloria Kay Smith who survives. He was formerly employed at R.R. Donnelley in Warsaw, National Inquirer in Lantana, Fla., and American Color in Riveria Beach, Fla.
He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Murphy NC and Palm Beach Pipe and Drums.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria Kay Dipert, Murphy, N.C.; daughters: Nannette (Scott) Swaidner, Pierceton; Nikola Balzer, Pierceton; five grandchildren: Mary Bradley, McKenzie Harness, Austin Balzer, Ashley Balzer, and Audrey Balzer; two great-grandchildren: Abel and Sabin Bradley
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert Dipert.
Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. SR 15, Warsaw. Services will be planned at a later date. Owen Family Funeral Home, SR 13 and CR 500N, North Webster, is in charge of arrangements.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Murphy Presbyterian Church, 252 Valley River Dr., Murphy NC 28906. To send condolences to the family in memory of Jon Dipert, please visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com