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Hedwig (Hedy) Antonia Roripaugh


Last updated 2/28/2013 at Noon

Hedwig (Hedy) Antonia Roripaugh, born March 18, 1918, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2013, in Escondido, California.

Hedy was the only child of Austrian immigrants John and Hedwig Katherine Berger. She was born in Detroit and grew up in Livonia Township, Wayne, Michigan.

On May 1, 1943, Hedy enlisted in the Women Army Corps (WACS) as a stenographer/typist. She was stationed first in North Africa, then in southern Italy, and finally in France. Discharged in 1945, she was very proud of her military service and her status as a veteran of World War II.

After returning to Michigan, she...

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