Lipp, Mike J.
Mike J. Lipp, 88, of Oconto, passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Mike was born May 4, 1925, in Lena to the late Lawrence and Kathryn (Moritz) Lipp. He married Loretta Bitters on June 14, 1947. Mike was a Navy Veteran of World War II, serving from 1943-1945. Mike was a self-employed fish and seafood salesman for 39 years. After retirement, he wintered in southern Texas for 24 years. He enjoyed golfing, camping and fishing. He was a member of First American Lutheran Church, Oconto and the Oconto Jones Modrow Young American Legion Post #74.
Mike is survived by his wife Loretta, of 66 years, and their seven children, Cathy (Philip) Augustine, Oconto; Marsha (Robert) Hermsen, Naples, Fla.; Bradley (Marie) Lipp, Oconto; Carla (Steven) Woods, Sheboygan; Gayle (J. Bradley) Hanes, Hudson; Bryan (Lisa Federico) Lipp, Kennett Square, Penn.; Brenda Zimanek, Oconto; 11 grandchildren, Scott Augustine, Tricia (Bryan) Keltner, Teri (Kerry) Scanlon, Andrew (Brooke VanLanen) Hermsen, Abbey Woods, Elliot Woods, Meghan (Patrick) Hannon, Gregory Hanes, Ryan Hanes, Kelly Lipp, Kristy Lipp; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He is further survived by three sisters-in-law, Beverly Hegeman, Lena; Shirley Imig, Oconto; Barb (Bill) Eckes, Abrams; and a brother-in-law, Roger (Rita) Bitters, Oconto. Mike was preceded in death by five brothers, Louis, Conrad, Frank, Steve, and Joseph Lipp; six sisters, Theresa Coshenet, Kathryn Belongia, Mary Smith, Susan Denny, Ann Le Mieux, and Eva Lipp; a son-in-law, Kenneth Zimanek; two brothers-in-law, Byron Bitters and Kenneth Bitters; and his in-laws, Henry and Mabel Bitters.
The family received relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. Visitation continued on Friday, Nov. 22, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the First American Lutheran Church, Oconto. Funeral services were conducted 11 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Mary E. Zupansic officiating. Burial at the Evergreen Cemetery with Military Rites by the Oconto American Legion Post #74. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to First American Lutheran Church, Oconto.
Published in Oconto County Reporter on Nov. 27, 2013
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