OBITUARY

William "Bill" Frederick Kipp Jr.

July 18, 1929May 9, 2013

William “Bill” Frederick Kipp, Jr. of Keenesburg died Thursday, May 9, 2013 at his home. Bill was born July 18, 1929 to William F. and Daisy L. (Dean) Kipp in Keenesburg.

Bill’s family settled in Keenesburg in 1916. His father, helped layout and develop the town. Bill attended Keenesburg Public Schools. Bill served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict from November 20, 1950 to August 19, 1954. He served on the U.S.S. Clearwater County, LST-602.

After his service in the Navy, Bill worked in Alaska and then ranched on the Fleischmann Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He returned to Keenesburg in 197X and began his career with Weld County as a Road Grader Operator. After over twenty years with the county he retired. Bill enjoyed his daily trips to the Coors Energy Coal Mine. He was known to the many as the “Mine Inspector”. Bill was very well liked and never met a stranger. Always one to tell a story, Bill was a history buff who had a wealth of knowledge. He remained sharp as a tack all through his years.

Bill is survived by twin sisters, EvaDell Davis of Greeley and Cecilia Ann Warren of Cedaredge, Colorado; three brothers, Paul Eugene Kipp (Glenda) of Pinedale, Wyoming, Dean Kipp (Jean) of Keenesburg and Robert Kipp (Sandy) of Commerce City; sister-in-law, Anna Kipp of Keenesburg; numerous nieces and nephews. Bill is preceded by his parents, William and Daisy Kipp, and brother, Charles Kipp.

Memorial service 3 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2013 at American Legion Post 180 in Keenesburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 180 in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, May 17, 2013
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William "Bill" Frederick Kipp Jr.

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May 18, 2013

Bill was a great friend to me. Never met anyone who didn't like Bill.
Jerry and Ginger Starks.

Henry Beierle

May 18, 2013

Sorry to hear about Bill passing on. We have not seen you Cecilia, & Eva
Dell for over 60+ years would like to see you all again,we are still living here
where we were back in 1945, Got the news in the Keene paper after the
service was over. If ever this way stop by would love to see you.
Henry & Melita Beierle. Brighton Colo

Patty and Karen Baumgartner

May 12, 2013

So sorry to hear about Bill. We have so many memories of him. Thinking of you all and our prayers are with you.

Mary Kilker

May 11, 2013

So sorry to hear that Bill passed away. I know he is in heaven with my dad, Ben Mitzel and they are playing pitch. I danced with Bill at my wedding, He danced and I was carried around. He told the best stories. My thoughts and prayers are with you

Roy & Marge Patton

May 11, 2013

Are prayers are with the Kipp family, in the loss of Bill. He will be missed. From the Patton family. Roy,Marge, Jake,Stacy & Joey.

Becky Bauer

May 11, 2013

So sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. You are in our thoughts & prayers. I remember your brother Bill very well.

Lorrie Bode

May 11, 2013

My Prayers are with all the family and friends. Know that he is in good hands and will sit at the right hand of God and watch over all. May your grief be short and your memories filled with joy.

Cynthia Baumgartner

May 11, 2013

My prayers go out to all.
May god be with you.

FROM THE FAMILY