Charles Gipfert

March 16, 1946February 25, 2018

Charles Kenneth Gipfert went home to be with his Lord on the evening of February 25, 2018 after battling heart disease and diabetes for several years. Charles was born to Kenneth E. and Mae (Welton) Gipfert in Denver, Colorado on March 16, 1946 who preceded him in death. Charles was confirmed at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sidney, Nebraska. He married his high school sweetheart Donna Young in Sidney and they later moved to Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1966 where he worked for Ford Motor Company and was self employed at Gipfert’s Marathon in Ypsilanti and at one time operating a Marathon in Belleville, MI. He was a certified mechanic and enjoyed many happy years as a service station owner. In 1998, he retired and moved to Tazewell, TN to a small farm which he enjoyed working at until his death. He was preceded in death by sister Lucille and Brothers Doyle and Lynn and one great granddaughter Mya Hayes. Charles enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and watching grandkids playing basketball. He loved all holidays and family gatherings and will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. The love of his life was his family. Charles and Donna had four children who survived: Kim Gipfert of Tazewell, TN Kenneth of Brooklyn, MI Keith and (Tressa) of Willis, Mi Kent of Tazewell, TN Also survived by grandchildren: Andrew (Rachel) Nickell, Amber (Jason) Hayes, Alyssa, Ariel, Serena (Blake) Pratt, Isabelle Gipfert all of Tazewell Justin Gipfert of Willis, MI Great Grandchildren: Xavier and Alexis Nickell, Jaylee, Kinsley, Jaxsen and Jayten Hayes, Delaney Nickell, Aubrey Oakes, Raeleigh Pratt He is also survived by Diana Neemeyer, Bill Gipfert, Marilyn Judd, Carolyn Harvey, Kenneth, Dean, Gerry, Jan, and Jana Lynn Gipfert. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to help with funeral expenses. The family will receive friends Funeral service will be Burial Ministers: Rev. Mitchell Fergerson Pallbearers: Jason Hayes, Andrew Nickell, Blake Pratt, Kent Gipfert, Rusty Roark, Justin Gipfert. Coffey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • Funeral Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Charles Gipfert

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Douglas Young

February 27, 2018

Very sorry to hear about uncle Charles passing .
I have a lot of great memories of barbecues and a lot of fun times with Charles, Donna and the rest of the family!

Connie Scolla

February 26, 2018

My deepest sympathies for his much loved family.
Connie Scolla, Oregon
Donna's cousin

Jim & Wanda Black

February 26, 2018

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. You will always be in our heart and prayers. CK Macoy you were one of the greatest men we ever knew. Jim & Wanda Black (Ypsilanti,Mi)


February 26, 2018

Charles was a great man and will truly be missed!!

Kent Gipfert

February 26, 2018

I love u dad thanks for molding me to man I am I hope I'm half as good as you love you your lil pete