Stanley "Stubby" Lippert,

Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home

In memoriam of Stanley "Stubby" Lippert, 06/08/1928 - 04/10/2014

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Stanley "Stubby" Lippert, 85, of Benton Harbor, passed away Thursday morning, April 10, 2014 at Kindred Hospital in Mishawaka, IN.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Benton Harbor. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph. Visitation will be from 3 - 6 p.m. Sunday at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Memorials may be made to St. Matthew's Church Boiler Fund or the donor's choice. Those wishing to leave a message or share a memory with the family online may do so by selecting the "Sign the Guestbook" link on the left.

Stubby was born on June 8, 1928 in Eau Claire, MI to Frederick and Olga (Lausch) Lippert. As a teenager one of his first jobs was driving the train at the House of David. In the early 1950's he and his wife Betty, whom he married in 1948, owned and operated the Eau Claire Red & White Store. Later he became a skilled tool and die machinist and worked at Advanced Products, Whirlpool, West Michigan Tool & Die and D&F Mold.

He and Betty raised their family on the farm where they grew fruit and raised a variety of animals. Later he opened Stubby's Processing where he processed deer, pork and beef. He was well known for his home-made wedding sausage and sweet corn. Stubby also enjoyed refereeing high school basketball games and even refereed a game with the Harlem Globetrotters when they came to town. During his lifetime, he built two family homes and a cabin in Baldwin where the family still vacations. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren, teaching them to fish, drive the tractors and many other life lessons.

Stubby is survived by Betty, his wife of 65 years; his son Fred Lippert; two daughters, Cindy (Michael) Clark and Christy (Dennis) Taylor, all of Benton Harbor; his sister Shirley (Arvin) Schneck of Benton Harbor; and three grandchildren, Michael Clark Jr., Shawn Taylor and Kristin Taylor.

He was preceded by his daughter Roxanne in 1971, his parents, several sisters and a brother.