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 Alex Carlson is a 2006 graduate of Knoxville High School. He received his degree in Mortuary Science in 2008 from Carl Sandburg College as well as completing his bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix in the Fall of 2013. He has been a licensed Funeral Director serving his friends and family from around the area for over 12 years. 

Alex now resides in Alpha with his wife, Katy and 2 daughters, Ava and Charlotte. Alex and Katy enjoy being active in their children's school, programs, extracurricular activities and watching them learn and grow. In their spare time, they enjoy spending time together with Alex's brothers and their growing families on the family farm just outside of Knoxville. Alex, Katy and the girls are happily attending the First Baptist Church in Aledo and looking forward to getting involved with the local community.


Scott Fippinger

Scott Fippinger

Funeral Director

Scott graduated from Aledo High School in 1978, attended Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and graduated from University of Minnesota where he received his B.S. in mortuary science. He worked at the Phalan Park Funeral Home in St. Paul, Minnesota before returning home to join his father in the family business on June 1, 1982.

In addition to working for the family funeral home, Scott was employed at the Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Homes in Alpha and Woodhull, Illinois, which he purchased in October 2002. Scott and his wife, Ann, reside in Aledo and have three children, Nathan, Benjamin, and Elise. He is currently responsible for the day to day operations of both the Fippinger Funeral Home and Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Homes. Having been very active for over 30 years in community organizations and events, he is currently a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church, Aledo Kiwanis Club, and the Aledo Exchange Club.

Telephone: 1-309-582-2315

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Ann Fippinger

Ann Fippinger

Grief Coordinator and Bookkeeper

Ann Marie Babcock was born in Davenport, Iowa to Jack and Ardis Babcock.  She graduated from Davenport West High School and graduated from Marycrest College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work.  Ann was employed at the Royal Neighbor Home in Davenport and the Masonic Home in Bettendorf.

She married Scott Fippinger August 31, 1991 in her home church, St. John's Methodist in Davenport.  She was employed at the Mercer County Nursing Home in Aledo as Social Services Director until the birth of their son in 1994.

Ann is instrumental in coordinating activities at home with professional services at work.  Ann instituted the grief program at Fippinger's in 2008 and currently manages the day-to-day financial  bookkeeping.

Telephone: 1-309-582-2315

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Alex Carlson

Alex Carlson

Funeral Director

Alex Carlson is a 2006 graduate of Knoxville High School. He received his degree in Mortuary Science in 2008 from Carl Sandburg College as well as completing his bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix in the Fall of 2013.  He has been a licensed Funeral Director serving his friends and family from around the area for over 12 years.

Alex now resides in Alpha with his wife, Katy and 2 daughters, Ava and Charlotte. Alex and Katy enjoy being active in their children's school, programs, extracurricular activities and watching them learn and grow.  In their spare time, they enjoy spending time together with Alex's brothers and their growing families on the family farm just outside of Knoxville.  Alex, Katy and the girls are happily attending the First Baptist Church in Aledo and looking forward to getting involved with the local community.

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Leanne McDermott

Leanne McDermott

Secretary

Leanne McDermott was hired in 2011 as a secretary for Fippinger Funeral Home and Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Homes.  Leanne was raised in Savanna, IL and graduated from the American Institute of Commerce where she received her legal office professional diploma.  She is married to Pat and they moved to Aledo in 1998.  Leanne was employed as a legal secretary in Davenport until the birth of their first child.  Then she was a stay-at-home mom to Josh, Nathan and Emily.  Leanne is a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Aledo.

Telephone: 1-309-582-2315

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Ron Moffitt

Ron Moffitt

Funeral Assistant

Ron joined Fippinger's in October of 2002.  He is retired from the Illinois Department of Transportation.  He enjoys golfing, fishing and is a member of the First Baptist Church in Aledo.  He is married to Sharon and they have two children, Scott and Rhonda and 5 grandchildren.


Dean Kernan

Dean Kernan

Funeral Assistant

Dean joined Fippinger's in November of 2012.  After 33 years, Dean retired from the Illinois Department of Transportation. In addition to working at Fippinger's, Dean and his wife, Lindi (Soseman) co-own  Element Coffeehouse in Alpha.   He is also the mayor/police administrator of Alpha.  Dean is a member of Alpha United Methodist where he currently serves as the their Treasurer and chairs the Men-In-Mission committee.  Dean and Lindi have six children: Gina Young, Rob Kernan, Lisa Smith, Joshua McCaw, Lindsi Brooks, and Alexandria Catey. They also have 17 grandchildren.


Sid Carlson

Sid Carlson

Funeral Assistant

Sid joined our staff in August of 2016. Sid graduated from AlWood High School, served two years in the United States Army and graduated from Illinois State University with a B.S. in agriculture. Sid retired as a Branch Manager with Wells Fargo Advisors after twenty-five years in the securities business. He currently serves on the Knox County 911 Board, is a Rio Township trustee, serves on the board of the Galesburg Hospitals Ambulance Service. He is a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in New Windsor and serves as Calvary Foundation Treasurer. He has been an EMT with Tri-County Ambulance for over thirty-five years. Sid has been married to Roberta for over forty years and they have two  married daughters, Lisa and Lara.



Karen O'Hearn

Karen O'Hearn

Funeral Assistant

Karen joined Fippinger's in 2019.  She retired as a Vice President of Joy State Bank in 2003.  She enjoys socializing with friends, reading novels, watching western movies and traveling.  Karen is a member of the Mercer County VFW Auxiliary and serves as Trustee of Mercer Township.  She attends Trinity Presbyterian Church in Aledo.


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