THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Mike J. Lipp
Mike J. Lipp, 88, of Oconto, passed away Saturday, Nov. 16.
Born May 4, 1925 in Lena to the late Lawrence and Kathryn (Moritz) Lipp, he married Loretta Bitters on June 14, 1947. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II, serving from 1943-1945. He was a self-employed fish and seafood salesman for 39 years and after retirement he wintered in southern Texas for 24 years.
A member of First American Lutheran Church, Oconto and the Oconto Jones Modrow Young American Legion Post #74, he enjoyed golfing, camping and fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Loretta; seven children, Cathy (Philip) Augustine, Bradley (Marie) Lipp and Brenda Zimanek, all of Oconto, Marsha (Robert) Hermsen, Naples, Fla., Carla (Steven) Woods, Sheboygan, Gayle (J. Bradley) Hanes, Hudson and Bryan (Lisa Federico) Lipp, Kennett Square, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Beverly Hegeman, Lena, Shirley Imig, Oconto and Barb (Bill) Eckes, Abrams and a brother-in-law, Roger (Rita) Bitters, Oconto.
He 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 will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. Visitation will continue on Friday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11 a.m. at First American Lutheran Church, Oconto. Rev. Mary E. Zupansic will officiate with burial at the Evergreen Cemetery with Military Rites by the Oconto American Legion Post #74. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to First American Lutheran Church, Oconto.