Lipsky, Patrick J.
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Patrick J. Lipsky, 64, Dyckesville, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, with his family by his side after a courageous battle against Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). He was born in Kewaunee, on Aug. 24, 1949, to the late Julius W. and Joan M. (Stezinski) Lipsky. After graduating from Sturgeon Bay High School, Pat joined the United States Army.
On Oct. 12, 1974, he married Linda Hermans. Together they raised two children, Jason and Amber. Pat was employed with WG&R Furniture as a salesman before pursuing his dream of owning a bar. Pat and Linda established Lipsky's Bar in 1981. In 1988, they built the motel and re-named their business, Lipsky's On The Bay. It was here, where lifelong friendships were made. They continued to grow with the addition of a restaurant and pavilion, located across the street where they featured their Authentic Jamaican Cookout, which was inspired by their many trips to Jamaica. In 2001, they sold Lipsky's On The Bay and retired.
He was a proud veteran who actively served during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Amvets of Sturgeon Bay, the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262 in Luxemburg and the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 224, Green Bay.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Linda; one son, Jason Lipsky, Oshkosh; one daughter, Amber (Edward) Bellin, Bellevue; his cherished grandson, Jackson Bellin; two sisters, Jeanne Kollross (Michael Malvitz), Green Bay; Jill Pritzkau (Bob Peters), Fla.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Armella Hoffmann, New Berlin; Arlene (Larry) Pennings, Denmark; Elaine (Richard) Pennings, New Franken; Darrel (Marlene) Hermans, Chippewa Falls; many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.
Pat was preceded in death by one infant son, Gerard; his parents, Julius and Joan Lipsky, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Rose Hermans; one brother, Larry Lipsky; one brother-in-law, Daniel Hoffmann.
Visitation was held at St. Louis Catholic Church, N8726 County Line Road, Dyckesville, Saturday, June 28, 2014, between 9 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Funeral at noon, at the church with Rev. John VanDeuren officiating. Full Military rites followed the funeral with the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg. McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg assisted the Lipsky Family. www.mcmahonfh.com
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Cure PSP, 30 E. Padonia Road, Suite 201, Timonium, MD, 21093. (www.curepsp.org)
Pat's Family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Kewaunee Care Center as well as the many friends and neighbors along with a special thank you to his niece, Michelle La Plante.
Published in Kewaunee County Star-News on July 5, 2014