Joe Lippert, 63, passed away on Monday, September 3

Joe Lippert, 63, of Stevensville, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018, at his home.

A celebration of life gathering will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd. St. Joseph, MI. A private family committal service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association. Those wishing to send a condolence online may do so at

Joe was born on January 24, 1955, to Wendell and Maria (Witsch) Lippert in Chicago, IL. He graduated from Lake Michigan Catholic High School in 1973. Joe then went on to DeVry University to receive his Associates Degree. He worked for Loral Space and Communications, Inc., formerly Ford Aerospace and retired after twenty years of service. Joe enjoyed Chicago sports, especially the Bears and Cubs. He loved fishing, especially on his favorite lake in California, Chester Lake. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Wendee Hartman, his many friends and AA group.

Joe is survived by his mother, Maria Lippert; brother, Lawrence (Margaret) Lippert; sister, Mary (Ronald) Klemm and nieces & nephews, Alexa and Jacob Klemm, Kayla and Samantha Reichert and special friend, Wendee Hartman. He was preceded in death by his father, Wendell Lippert.

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