Donald Ray Lipps

December 27, 1952February 27, 2019

Donald R. Lipps, 66, of Coshocton, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 surrounded by his loved ones in the comfort of his home.

Don was born on December 27, 1952 to the late C.W. and Elizabeth (Thompson) Lipps in Dumas, Texas. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Stone Container for many years and then for a number of years at Coshocton Grain. Don was a dog lover and an avid OSU fan. While he loved OSU football, his favorite sport was OSU wrestling. Don was an honest man who touched many lives because he went out of his way to help others. His quick wit and humor made lasting impressions on everyone who met him. Don will be missed for the generous, honest, and fun-loving soul that he was.

Don is survived by his wife, Elaine, two sons, Aaron (Jamie) and Joshua (Celeste) Lipps, three grandchildren, Avery, C.J., and Jackson Lipps, one brother, Rick (Yumiko) Lipps, one sister, Sandi (John) Guinther, one uncle, Jack Lipps, many nieces and nephews, and two beloved dogs, Chloe and Milo.

Per Don’s wishes, a cremation will take place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

For those who wish, memorial contributions in Don’s name can be made to the Coshocton County Animal Shelter at 21755 TR 164 Morgan Run Rd, Coshocton, OH 43812 or to Ohio State Wrestling Program C/O Steelwood Athletic Training Facility at 1160 Steelwood Rd. Columbus, Oh 43212 or to Interim HealthCare Hospice at 232 Chestnut St., Coshocton, OH 43812.


  • Interim HealthCare Hospice
  • Coshocton County Animal Shelter
  • Ohio State Wrestling Program


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Marie Spang

March 8, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss, you have my deepest sympathy.
Marie Spang

Kellie Grutko

March 6, 2019

I didn't know Don that well, merely exchanged Michigan v. Ohio State jabs over the phone with each other, but boy what a special man. He had the unique ability to make even a perfect stranger laugh with his jokes and quick wit. My heart goes out to his family and I know that he lives on in each of them. Sending love and prayers!


Patsy Cruxton

March 4, 2019

So sorry to hear of Don's passing.
Thoughts and Prayers with you today and everyday in the future
Patsy Cruxton

Ginny Poremba

March 4, 2019

Elaine and family,
We are so sorry to hear about Don. You both were such wonderful neighbors to us. We were thankful for all his hard work and plowing our driveways in the winter. He was always mowing the yard, keeping it in perfect order. He loved his dogs Bear and Snickers. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Pete, Ginny, and Caitlin Poremba

Rosemary Richcreek

March 4, 2019

Elaine, Aaron and Josh---So sorry to hear of Don's passing. I've been wanting to call you, but can't find a number for you. Keeping you all in my prayers.

Max & Nancy Lingo

March 4, 2019

So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was a good man that enjoyed life to its fullest. We will all miss him. Our sincere condolences to the Lipps family 🙏❤️

jerry lapp

March 4, 2019

Don and I go back to Chestnut school days. We had more good times than you could count.
He was a great friend and person.
Don, you will be missed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gary and vernanne Grace

March 4, 2019

Sorry to hear about Dons passing. We will never forget him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Elaine. Love Monk and Vernanne

Don Desender

March 4, 2019

Sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Don and Laurel Miller

March 4, 2019

My husband and I are big OSU wrestling fans and we met Don and some of his friends at the Wrestling Banquet a few years ago. He always made us laugh and we were always glad to see him at the wrestling matches and visit. He was so friendly and knowledgable and wasn't afraid to talk to anyone and made sure the wrestlers knew who he was and compliment them when appropriate. He will be missed by us and the OSU wrestling department!