Edwin D. Lipps

08/01/1918 — 06/04/2002

From Kennewick, WA, US | Born in Cook, Nebraska

Edwin D. Lipps

Edwin D. Lipps, age 83, of Kennewick, WA passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at the Hospice House in Kennewick.

He was born August 1, 1918 in Cook, NE to Godfrey and Fannie Lipps.

He farmed in Cook until entering the armed services in 1944. He was wounded in action in Okinawa and received the purple heart.

After he was discharged he served as Postmaster in Cook, NE until moving to Washington State in 1955. He participated in the Veteran's Lottery for the start of the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project. He and his wife Ileta Jane farmed in Eltopia, WA until he retired in 1984 and moved to Kennwick, WA.

Ed was Lutheran all his life. He was a charter member at Grace Lutheran in Cook, NE and a charter member of Messiah Lutheran in Basin City, WA. He was currently a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Pasco. He served as elder, treasurer and also served on the church board for several years.

He is preceded in death by wife Ileta Jane, brothers Ernest Lipps, Carl Lipps, sisters Elva Poppe, Bertha Poppe, and Dorothy Varner. He is survived by sister Edna Oetken and children Sean-Michael, Gerald Lipps, Nancy and son-in-law Rick Adams, Rodney Lipps, Duane and daughter-in-law Linda Lipps. Grandchildren: Nicole and Aimee Adams, Jason and Michael Lipps.

A funeral service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church 1015 N. 28th Pasco, WA 99301 on Friday, June 7,2002 at 10:30 am followed by burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens, 915 By-Pass Highway Richland, WA 99352 Einan's Funeral Home will be handling the final arrangements.

Public visitation time will be Thursday evening June 6 from 5-8 pm at Einan’s Funeral Home.

Donations may be made on his behalf to the Hospice House of Kennewick and the Cancer Research Foundation.

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  • Kate Mumford
    November 4, 2014
    Yuma, AZ, US
  • Ed would call us every so often and we would just visit. We were close friends

    Wilbur Mumford
    November 4, 2014
    Yuma, AZ, US
  • What courage! His sister Elva Poppe was so concerned about Ed starting farming @ middle age. His harvest was waiting for him to pick. We all need to follow our dreams.

    Elva Richard
    November 4, 2014
    Westminster, CO, US
  • I’ll miss Ed’s bright sparkle. I was so pleased and proud when he and Jane found a place and moved to town so quickly with no regrets. He had spent so many years taking care of her and I’m so grateful that when it was his turn, he had help in turn. God bless them both and all of their children.

    Ken and Jan Dorman
    November 4, 2014
  • I didn’t know your parents very long but found them to be very special people. I missed them when they moved to Kennewich. I worshiped with them at Messiah in Basin City.

    Dee Siegfried
    November 4, 2014
    Basin, City, WA, US
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