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January 23, 2014

Brian Christopher Zipperle, 26; Greenville

— Funeral Mass for Brian Christopher Zipperle, 26, Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at St. Mary Navilleton Catholic Church, Floyds Knobs, with burial to take place at a later date. He passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.

He was a member of St. Mary Navilleton Catholic Church, Floyds Knobs, a 2005 graduate of St. Xavier High School, Louisville, and had attended Loyola University Chicago and Indiana University Southeast. He was always surrounded by many people, and possessed a rare talent of making them smile and feel good about themselves. To have known Chris personally was a special gift. He is greatly missed by his family and friends.

Chris was born on Jan. 22, 1987 in Louisville, to Brian and Robin Waller Zipperle. He is also survived by his sisters, Dorie and Katie Zipperle; brother, Nicholaus Waller and his wife, Shannon; nephew, Silas; grandparents, Betty Vanover Zipperle and Kenny Waller; aunts and uncles, Debbie and Kevin Zipperle, Kim and Tim Lane, Amber and Dwayne Waller, Chris and Valerie Pryor, and Lynette Angell; several great aunts and great uncles; and many dozens of extended cousins.

Visitation will be 12 to 8 p.m. Friday, at Newcomer Funeral Home, New Albany.

The recovery community in Louisville was especially important to Christopher. To that end, in lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Icehouse, 1400 South Shelby Street, Louisville, KY, 40204. The family would also like to extend a special thanks to our dear friend, Melanie, who helped Chris become happy and healthy; and also to Sydney who inspired Chris daily to be his best self. To leave a special message for the family, please visit

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