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Phillip C. Lipp Jr., age 56, of Battle Creek, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2016 at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital.  The son of Phillip and Barbara (Daisley) Lipp, he was born on December 1, 1959 in Framingham, MA. 

Phillip was a proud United States Army Veteran and retired honorably after 20 years of service. He was a truck driver most of his adult life, and cherished being on the open road. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Steven M. Lipp. 

Surviving are his children, Bettina L. Lipp, and Phillip C. Lipp III; grandchildren, Gabriel, Kendra, and Novalee; siblings, Deborah Lipp, Sharron Mowers, and Randy Lipp; as well as many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great nephews; Phillip’s girlfriend, Dianna M. Ivany, her daughter Dorothy Woodmansee, her neice Allison and her grandchildren Skyler and Madilyn. Phillip’s children’s mothers, Donna Lipp and Christine Hein.

Phillip had many special people in his life including his caregivers Jeff, Tabitha, Adriana, Catie and Nicole. Phillip loved his dogs over the years, specifically Buffy, Hannah and Thor. Phillip loved many, and many loved him.  He tried to love others how he knew God loved them. 

Phil gave his heart to God many years ago, he prayed often and believed that Jesus was his Lord.  He always tried to look at the positives, and within overcame the negatives. When stress arose he would pray to his Lord. Phil had many hobbies and interests including: swimming, fishing, boating, water skiing, bungee jumping, model rockets and airplanes, roller skating, watching morning game shows and westerns. Some of his favorite shows were Gunsmoke and Bonanza. 

He said his favorite place to go to as a child was Duck Lake, near Olivet, MI. Visiting the casino was one of Phil’s favorite activities.  Phil loved to take his family on vacation. He loved driving on the open highways and unknown roads. Phil enjoyed BBQ’s and cooking for family and friends.  He adored classic rock, and his favorite band was Journey.  Phil was a true jack of all trades who enjoyed maintaining his household, fixing anything broken, working on cars and trucks and anything with an engine. Phil was a hard worker who went beyond expectations and who sacrificed to provide for his children.  Phil’s physical prescence, smile, humor, and his famous “Lipp smirk” will be missed by so many.  Phillip was a brave, strong man who fought a debilitating disease. He was very sad that he knew he wouldn’t stay with us much longer. He wanted to see his grandbabies grow larger and larger.  In our hearts and minds, we believe Phil is watching over us, and we look for the signs showing that he’s still among us.

A committal service at Ft. Custer National Cemetery, with full military honors will take place on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. 

If flowers are to be donated please do not have them in a glass vase and send to Bettina’s residence in Battle Creek.

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Tena Pitre on August 5, 2016 at 11:23 am

    I pray God’s strength for you and your family. I also pray that you grow even closer to each other and God. Our lives are a vapor, the Bible says, but our time here does not compare to our time in eternity with God.
    Jesus said and is saying, “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” Look forward Betinna to going home with both your fathers. Peace be to you and your spirit. I love you!

  2. Stetson Lipp on August 10, 2016 at 12:46 am

    Great Uncle Phil,

    You truly were a great man. There wasn’t ever anything bad people could say about you. You provided wisdom and advice to those who needed it. You’ve always been there for family, to lend a helping hand even if you received nothing in return. It’s sad to see such a good person leave this earth, but I truly feel it’s for the best. You’re no longer suffering in any way. You’re no longer bound to a bed, having to depend on the people who love and care about you to take care of your every day needs. Who would have thought the manly man, who could fix anything would be unable to even move his body one day.
    I’m glad you’re in a better place now. One day you’ll see all of us again, but for now just look out for us all! I love you Uncle Phil. May you Rest In Peace.

  3. Lonnie Miller on August 10, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Thank you Phil for your service and friendship!
    God bless you and your family.
    Say hi to Jesus!
    Love you!

  4. Bettina Brown on July 31, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Dad..I love you and miss you…you are with me every single moment of every single day…i never imagined living without you here on earth…i miss you more than i could ever Daddy…My HERO!!!

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