Born On: April 30, 1921

Passed On: September 06, 2018

Lyle E. Lipka

Lyle Edward Lipka, age 97, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018. Lyle was born in Montague on April 30, 1921 to Clayton and Edna Lipka. He is survived by his children, Valarie Brazaski of Montague, Scott (Jeanine) Lipka of Gilbert AZ and Cindy Lipka of North Muskegon; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and a great-great granddaughter. Lyle was preceded in death by his wife, Virgilene; son, Gary Lipka; brother, Chuck Lipka and a great-grandson, Gavin. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving as a Chief Boatswain’s Mate during World War II from 1941 to 1947. Lyle was a life member of VFW Post 3256 in Montague, a member of the Masonic Lodge 198 and had worked at DuPont. A Memorial Gathering will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.

Arrangements by Shoreline Memorial Services of Whitehall

9 thoughts on “Lyle E. Lipka

  1. Tony & Linda Prus

    Cindy and family,
    We were sad to hear of your dad’s passing. Our prayers are for all of you.

    Tony & Linda Prus

  2. Janet Hughes Kienke

    So sorry to here of Lyle’s passing. Was a neighbor of his for many years. Was glad to see him in the 4th of July parade. Condolences to the entire family.

  3. Beverly & Leonard Gregory

    Lyle was married to my mom’s cousin and I remember visiting them and seeing them at family reunions etc. Virgllene and my mom grew up as best friends. He was always so fun to be around and I loved his spirit to be independent even in his 90’s. My heart goes out to Val, Cindy and Scott and their families, but they can be proud of the way they all looked out for him and that he loved them all very much. Now he’s with all of his heavenly family celebrating a life well lived. We’ll miss you Chief.

  4. Leonard and Janice Westra

    It is with great sadness for my wife as me to have lost a good friend and a great neighbor. I met Lyle for the first time 11 years ago as Jan and I moved into the home across the street from Lyle. Although we didn’t visit often, we did sit and drink coffee together on his front porch, and we always waved as we went by. Lyle’s passing leaves a great void in many lives. He’ll be missed a good long time. Goodbye friend.

  5. Cherie Anderson

    I am so sorry for the loss to your family! He will be so missed by so many, including myself! He was such a special man! I will miss his flirty-type of fun, teasing and chipper personality!

  6. Tim Stevens

    I was in Montague last month and went by the house, but it didn’t look like anyone was home, so I’m glad I got to see him last year. Isn’t it odd that our dad’s passed away on the same day 53 years apart. I sorry to hear Lyle is gone.

  7. Sherry Schilleman

    We’ve lost a great man!! My husband and I worked with Lyle at Dupont for many years. As a Foreman, he was a pitbull for his crew – NOBODY messed with them without getting put in their place! He was indeed one of a kind. I feel fortunate to have known him.


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