John Ewald Kipp

September 4, 1954March 12, 2016

John Ewald Kipp, 61, of Bettendorf, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Genesis Medical Center – West Campus in Davenport. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2016 in the Runge Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the mortuary. Burial will be in the Rock Island National Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

John was born on September 4, 1954 in Davenport, IA, the son of John and Darlene (Riepe) Kipp. He was united in marriage to Sherrill Stebens on November 27, 1982 in Davenport.

John served in the United States Navy and was a past State President of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and made many friends through that organization. He was a family man who enjoyed bowling, fishing, camping, golfing and riding his Harley along with being a passionate Bears, Yankees and Iowa Hawkeyes fan.

Survivors include his wife, Sherrill; children, Sunni Kipp and JJ Kipp; grandchildren, William Austin Diedrich, Alexis Diedrich, Kaylee Kipp, Kadin Kipp and Madalyn Kipp; siblings, Debbie Reynolds, Terry (Katie) Kipp and Mark (Teresa) Kipp; several nieces and nephews and mother-in-law, Betty Stebens.

He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Shannon Diedrich.


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 16, 2016
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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Val Avey

March 29, 2016

Sherrill I am so sorry to hear this my daddy passed on the same day I hope you will feel free to reach out if you want my phone number is 563-322-0293 please accept my deepest condolences hun much love to you and your families at this time of sadness love always Valerie Avey (fenn)

Toni Coy-Price

March 16, 2016

Sherrill, Sunni, JJ, Terry, Debbie, Mark & the entire extended family, my thoughts & prayers are truly with you, everyday but, especially at this time. John's Eagle Family has also suffered a great loss as John was truly an Eagle through & through. I'm sorry I was again unable to be with you as you step through this time of grief but rest assured that you are at the top of my prayer list.

Roland & Rochelle McKay

March 16, 2016

RIP John
You was one of a kind
"Mom & Dad" McKay

March 16, 2016

My deepest sympathies to Cheryl, Sunny and the whole family. My prayers are were with you at this time. Sincerely, Mia Valentine

LaRae Norris

March 16, 2016

Thoughts and Prayers for the Family,John was a great guy and will be missed by many.In lieu of Flowers a donation has been made to the F.O.E. Diabetes Research Center in John's name.From our Families to yours May God bring peace and strength in the days to come.
Joe and LaRae Norris
Randy and Kristen Norris
Katie and Chase Amerson

March 16, 2016

We wish to express our deepest sympathy to Sherril and his family. John always had a smile for everyone. He was known as "the kid" to us. He was a good Eagle and loved his Eagle family. God Bless..

Danielle Rentfro

March 16, 2016

Love u uncle John

Danielle Rentfro

March 16, 2016

You will be greatly missed onery lol these will be times I miss u the most u could always put a smile on my face u made me laugh so hard and u know when u could press my buttons also til we meet again I love u uncle John


March 16, 2016

so sorry to hear of JOHNS paasing. knew john from eagles plus he trained me at Hormel LSI IN 89 rest in peace MR KIPP

Ruthann Clapp

March 15, 2016

Sherrill, Sunni, JJ and Austin, my mom and I send our prayers, thoughts and sympathies to you all in the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. He is no longer in pain and is not suffering and is pain free. Treasure the good me and remember well. May God hold you all in the palm of his hand during the,sorrow of John.