May 09, 2022

Edward (Ed) Chipperfield (1929 - 2022)

Posted May 09, 2022 3:06 PM

Edward (Ed) Chipperfield, 92, of Alliance, Nebraska, passed away on April 19, 2022.  He was affectionately known to many as Chip or Pops.

Ed was born on October 4, 1929 to Walter and Mary (Thompson) Chipperfield in Lincoln, Nebraska. Later Walter married Luella (Lue) and she became his mother and role model.  Lue was a positive influence and had a major impact on Ed's life. He graduated high school from Northeast High School in Lincoln, NE.

Ed met and married Alliance native Eldora Rader in 1952.  They were married 65 years before Eldora passed away in 2017. Together they raised six children, Luella (Jayne), Raymond, Breck, Dwight, Angela and Elizabeth. They remained lifelong Alliance residents. Ed was a member of the Alliance Berean Church, where he was known as Pops.

Ed spent his childhood years living in Lincoln. At the age of 16, he proudly joined the Nebraska National Guard. Upon graduation, he and his dog Cloe relocated to Alliance to pursue a full time job with the Nebraska National Guard and to help run the Armory. Ed obtained the rank of Sergeant First Class and retired from the National Guard after 27 years of service to his country. Something he was extremely proud of.  Throughout his life, he used his mechanics skills to help others. Ed worked in gas stations, including owning his own service station at one time.  He eventually went to work for the BNSF railroad as an electrician.  Upon retirement you could find Ed working in his yard, maintaining his gardens and chatting with friends and neighbors. He knew no stranger and loved visiting and telling stories about his life.

Ed is preceded in death by his parents Walter and Lue, wife, Eldora Chipperfield, daughters, Luella (Jayne) Chipperfield and Angela Letcher. He is survived by his remaining children, Raymond (Karen) Chipperfield, Breck (Greg Jones) Chipperfield, Dwight (Shelly) Chipperfield and Beth (Anthony) Picket Pen, his sister Margaret (Peggy) Marshall of California, nine grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and his best friend and loyal puppy Skipper.

A memorial service will be Monday, May 23, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the Alliance Berean Church, 1639 Emerson, followed by a graveside service at the Nebraska Veterans Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to a luncheon at 12:00 at the Alliance Eagles Club.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Veterans State Cemetery at Alliance Foundation, P.O. Box 902, Alliance, NE 69301 or the Hemingford Community Care Center, P.O. Box 307, Hemingford, NE  69348.

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