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“Pam and family, So sorry for your loss. Doesn't seem that long ago we were all running up and down Sycamore St. and Spruce St. My thoughts and...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Kathy (Williams) Wyatt-Hanes - IA

“Thinking of Fred's wife & family at this sad time. Sending my sympathy and peace to all. ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: Sandy Spire - Iowa City, IA

“Pam and Family - Very sad to hear of the loss of your father. Know this is a very difficult time and sorry we are so far away. You and your family...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Mike and Deby Donlin - Sugar Land, TX

“I pray for peace and comfort during this time for the Piper family and always. Thank you for always welcoming my family as part of yours. ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Betty Goff - Iowa city, IA

“Fred and I worked in different crafts in the Post Office, we were friends as we lived on the same block. Fred even did a little electrical work for...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Gene Vineyard - Iowa City, IA

“Steve, I always remember your dad smiling. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time. ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: Cathy Wieland Fountain - IA

“Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Johnnie Starckovich - Parnell, IA

“Pam and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Dovie Valero (Long) - Catasauqua, PA

“We are very sorry to hear of Fred's passing. Please accept our condolences. ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: Steve Pfab

“Ryta, I'm very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Pat ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: J. Patrick White - Iowa City, IA

“Thinking about you and praying for the family in this time of sorrow. With deep sympathy Brenda Lollar ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Brenda Sees Lollar - Bartlett, TN

“Gary and Paula, Comfort hugs coming your way. ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Jackie Heinle (Fjelstad)

“Gary and family, it's Mark Dorpinghaus here writing this note from Kauai,Hawaii. My father worked with your Dad for many years and told me he was one...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Mark Dorpinghaus - Kauai, HI

“Pam, Glen and family I am so sorry for your loss. Keep your memories of Fred in your hearts forever. Please accept my deepest sympathies . ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Paul Mohr - West Branch, IA

“Piper family we are sorry for your loss. Always keep the good memories in your hearts forever. You will all be in our prayers. God Bless. ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Daniel and Donna Hayslett - IA

“Our Condolences ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Al & Kelly Bickal - Coralville, IA

“I remember Piper family from Church St. Eons ago. I remember Walter and Toootie mostly. I have seen the deceased many times. Sad time to lose anyone ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Marilyn Kabela - coralville, IA

“Our thoughts are with you all. It was our honor to know Fred! ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Barb and Scott Wells - Marengo, IA

Fred M. Piper, Jr., 85, longtime resident of Iowa City, passed away comfortably Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at home.

A gathering for family and friends will be held from 4 pm to 6:30 pm Tuesday, December 29th. at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with a memorial service to begin at 6:30pm. Private family graveside service will take place at Oakhill Cemetery in Coralville. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Fred's memory. Online condolences can be sent to his family at

Fred M. Piper Jr. was born June 14, 1930 in Melcher, Iowa; son of Fred and Ethel (Schley) Piper. On April 9, 1950, he married Ryta Shelton in Corydon, Iowa. He worked for the US Postal Service in the Iowa City for 30 years, retiring in 1985.

Fred was a member of Hope Methodist Church in Iowa City and the Moose Lodge.

His family includes his wife of 65 years, Ryta; daughter, Pam Hinkhouse (Glenn) of West Branch; sons, Steven Piper of Port Orchard, WA, Gary Piper (Paula) of Iowa City and Gregg Piper (Brenda) of Iowa City;6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, sisters, Tootie Stepanek (Derold) of Cedar Rapids and Etta Cuppy of Davenport, Iowa; and brother, Mickey (Diane) Michel of Coral Gables, FL; as well as extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Walter.

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City is caring for Fred's family and his services.