Marjorie Joyce Lippe
1944 - 2020
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Marjorie Joyce Lippe

Harrison, formerly of Williamston - Marjorie Joyce Lippe, age 75, went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 28. Marj was born on October 6, 1944 to Howard and Lucy Frisch and grew up in several towns throughout Pennsylvania. At age 17, she enrolled at Huntington College in Indiana. It is there that she was introduced to the first love of her life, Jesus Christ. She asked Him to come into her life and from that point forward her commitment and love for Jesus lead her every word and action. While at Huntington, she went on a blind date that ended in holding hands and skipping though campus with her future husband of 55 years, Emmett Lippe. Marj earned her bachelor's degree in Education at Huntington College and later pursued her master's degree at Michigan State. Teaching 1st Grade was her passion. She loved the interaction with young children and deeply cared for each child she taught. Her class motto was "Love is Spoken Here" and she lived that motto every day; even beyond retirement from Okemos Schools in 2003. Her other passion was her family and friends. Marj was a light to everyone she met and cherished the deep friendships that were formed. She treasured her children and grandchildren and was the sweetest, kindest, and most loving mom, grandma and aunt you can imagine. The love of her life was her husband Emmett, whom she married on June 12, 1965. He was her Guy and she was his Gal and they would tell each other each night. The love and commitment they shared for more than five decades is truly inspirational. They spent their retirement years in Harrison, MI and Tavares, FL. Marj was preceded in death by her parents Howard and Lucy Frisch, her brother Gary Frisch and her beloved son, Matthew Lippe. She is survived by her husband Emmett Lippe, sister Lolly (Ken) Frued, brother George (Donna) Frisch, Sister in law Susan Mead, and sons Marc (Mary Ann) Lippe and Justin (Wendy) Lippe. She has 7 grandchildren: Melissa (Kevin) Foss, Sarah (Connor) McDevitt, Jacob, Hannah, Michael, Annie and James Lippe. She has 5 great-grandchildren: Delaney, Charlie, Parker, Sloane and Cillian. Due to Covid-19, no public service will he held. Family and Friends can share memories at www.grwilliamston.com Marj will be laid to rest in Summit Cemetery in Williamston. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Huntington University, Williamston Schools Foundation, Okemos Education Foundation or the Novi Educational Foundation in her memory.




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Published in Lansing City Community Newspaper from Aug. 29 to Sep. 6, 2020.
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September 2, 2020
Marjorie was the most kind and gentle soul that I've ever had the privilege of knowing. Rest easy my friend.
Jennie Pagel
Friend
September 2, 2020
Marjorie was the most kind and gentle soul that I've ever had the privilege of knowing. Rest easy my friend.
Jennie Pagel
Friend
September 1, 2020
Emmett we are so sorry to hear about the passing of Marjorie. She was a classy lady and you two made a great couple. We know where she is and enjoying the rewards of heaven. May you be comforted during these times. God bless you- keep busy - and we are praying for you. Lars and Kathy Andersen
Lars Andersen
Friend
August 30, 2020
Dear Lippe Family, there are no words to tell you how deeply sorry we are to hear of Marj’s passing. She was such a kind person and the gentlest of souls. Please know you are in our hearts. May the memories you have help you thru this pain.
Jim and Barb Mooney
Friend
August 30, 2020
Marj was an absolutely lovely person. As a retired school psychologist and former colleague at Okemos Public Schools, I had numerous opportunities to observe students in her classroom. It was always a joy to visit and her class motto, "Love is Spoken Here," was not only clearly displayed in her classroom, but also clearly demonstrated in the way she interacted with her students as well as her colleagues. I will always remember her kindness, her soft voice, and warm and light personality, as well as her expertise and strength as a teacher. When Marj spoke, you listened because you came away from the conversation a better educator and a better person. The world has lost a true gem. I extend my condolences to her family, but hope that your memories of her comfort you at this very sad time.
Kimberly Savage
Coworker
August 29, 2020
Marj had a way of making everyone feel “Special” when with her. Marj was such a sweet, and loving friend.
Her talents in storytelling left us all in stitches.
Marj will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.
With Sympathy


Fred & Sue Ann Krueger
Neighbor
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