|Posted on line: Wednesday, October 29, 2014; Published in The Enterprise, Friday, October 31, 2014|
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Edwin Theodore Jipp, 88, of Blair, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Community in Blair.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, October 31, at the Blair Congregational United Church. Lunch will follow services. Interment will be in the Fort Calhoun Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, October 30, at Campbell-Aman Funeral Home in Blair with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Edwin “Ed” was born May 12, 1926, to Dr. Edwin T. Jipp and Helen (Rohwer) Jipp, in Dannebrog, where his father practiced dentistry. While Ed was still an infant, the family moved to Blair where Dr. Jipp continued his practice.
In 1944, Ed graduated from Blair High School and by then World War II had begun. He was inducted into the Army in September of 1944.He served in M Company of the 108th Infantry Regiment 40th division. His unit received a bronze star for making a landing on Mindanao Island in the southern Philippines, and received the Philippines liberation ribbon. He also served a year in Korea.
Returning home, he attended Dana College for one year, then graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, earning a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering in May 1950.
Following graduation, Ed and Philip Larsen developed a business partnership Larsen & Jipp Construction Co., first building homes and then commercial buildings.
On Aug. 27, 1955, Ed married Shirley Baker of Omaha (formerly of Ericson). To this union three children were born, Ellen Sue, Paul Edwin and Martin Baker.
In 1977, Ed and Shirley formed their own corporation – Ed Jipp Construction Co. – to specialize in sewage and water treatment plants in Nebraska and Iowa.
Ed was a member of the Blair Congregational United Church of Christ, a member of the Blair Rotary Club for many years, and a member of the Blair Historic Preservation Alliance. Ed was always interested and involved in community goals. His latest project was helping to restore the Blair train depot, now known as “Depot in the Park”.
His hobbies were tinkering with old cars, photography, gardening and the planting of trees and bushes.
Ed is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughter Ellen Sue (Mark) McGovern of Omaha; sons: Paul Jipp of Blair and Martin (Debra) Jipp of Paris, Ill.; grandchildren: Natalie, Mary and Jack McGovern of Omaha, and Sidney and Morgan Jipp of Paris, Ill.
Memorials may be directed to the Congregational United Church of Christ in Blair or Good Shepherd Lutheran Community in Blair.
Omaha World Herald 29 Oct 2014
Jipp, Edwin Theodore Age 88 Blair, NE. Survived by his wife Shirley; daughter Ellen Sue (Mark) McGovern of Omaha; sons, Paul Jipp of Blair and Martin (Debra) Jipp of Paris, IL; grandchildren, Natalie, Mary and Jack McGovern of Omaha, and Sidney and Morgan Jipp of Paris IL. FUNERAL SERVICES 10am Friday at Blair Congregational United Church Of Christ. Lunch will follow services. Interment will be in the Ft. Calhoun Cemetery. VISITATION Thursday at Campbell Aman Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 6-8pm. Memorials may be directed to the Congregational United Church of Christ in Blair or Good Shepherd Lutheran Community in Blair. CAMPBELL-AMAN FUNERAL HOME 444 S. 17th Blair, NE 402-426-2191 www.campbellaman.com
#2 Funeral Leaflet
In Loving Memory of Edwin T. Jipp, Jr.
Born May 12, 1926 Dannebrog, Nebraska; Entered Into Rest October 27, 2014 Blair, Nebraska
Funeral Service 10:00 AM Friday, October 31, 2014 Congregational Church, Blair, Nebraska. Officiating: Pastor Shirley Schmidt.
Guitarist: Mark McGovern; Violinist/Piano: Mary McGovern; Vocalist: Ellen Sue McGovern; Vocalist: Natalie McGovern. McGovern Family Vocal Selections: “Ode To Joy”, “Oh Holy Night” Ed’s Favorites.
Congregational Selections: “Onward Christian Soldiers”, “O Jesus I Have Promised
Pallbearers: Hugh Shields, Ward Combs, Brian Lunn, Spencer Johnson, Paul Emmerich, Craig Shogren
Graveside Services: Fort Calhoun Cemetery, Fort Calhoun, Nebraska
~~~Obituary and funeral leaflet courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings and leaflets on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska. ~~~
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