The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Obituaries

September 1, 2013

EARL L. STIPP

Earl Lester Stipp, 87, of Rossville, passed away at 10:50 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at Heritage Manor Rehabilitation and Senior Living in Hoopeston.

He was born Nov. 28, 1925, in Hoopeston, the son of Dalph and Lilie (Martin) Stipp. He married Geneva B. Remole on Oct. 27, 1946 in Potomac. She survives in Rossville.

He is also survived by one daughter, Patricia (Danny) Eckert of Grand Rapids, Mich.; one daughter-in-law, Karen Stipp of Xenia, Ohio; three sons, Richard (Nancy) Stipp of Hoopeston, Michael (Karen) Stipp of Normal and Jeffrey (Holli) Stipp of Danville; one sister, Myra Leigh of Mesa, Ariz.; one sister-in-law, Jennie Stipp of Hoopeston; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his late son Jerry's wife, Karen (Dan) McLean of Xenia, OH.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jerry Stipp; one brother, Ray Stipp; and one brother-in-law, Don Leigh.

Earl was a farmer and also the owner and operator of Hoopeston Fertilizer Company for 54 years. He was a member of the Community Church of the Nazarene in Hoopeston, where he had previously served as a church board member and past Sunday school teacher. He was also active in The Gideons International, was a past school board member and a past Pony League coach, only losing one game in three years.

He served in the United States Army Air Corp from 1944-1946, where he was a radar mechanic in the 762nd Bomb Squadron in Italy. Earl enjoyed spending time with his family and watching his kids and grandkids’ sporting events and concerts. He also enjoyed golfing, pitching horseshoes, bowling and watching baseball, especially the Chicago Cubs. Earl was also an antique tool collector and was known by many as the Winchester man.

A visitation will be from 4–8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 at the Hoopeston Community Church of the Nazarene, 402 E. Honeywell Ave., Hoopeston. There will also be a visitation from 10–11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at the church and the funeral will follow at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church, with Pastor Jeff Alexander officiating. Burial will be at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston and military rites will be accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion and VFW Posts.

Memorials may be made to the Community Church of the Nazarene, 402 E. Honeywell Ave., Hoopeston, IL 60942.

Visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Earl’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

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