June 6, 1932 - Jan. 12, 2013
NAPPANEE ó James Clipp, 80, of Nappanee, died at 9:56 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Elkhart General Hospital.
He was born June 6, 1932, to Lloyd and Bessie (Maust) Clipp.
He was a graduate of Concord High School, where he was involved in sports. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Mr. Clipp was a lifetime area resident.
He married Karen L. Clupper in June 1977 in Elkhart.
She survives along with daughters Michelle (Michael) Marks of Wakarusa and Lori (Steve) Herndon of Bloomington; grandchildren Johnathon, Melina and Bridget Marks, Jessica Warpenburg and Carly Herndon; and a great-granddaughter, Zoey Warpenburg.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dawn Clipp; and four grandchildren.
Mr. Clipp had worked at Excel in Elkhart and had also had been a bartender at Sicilanos in Elkhart and Raymondís in Wakarusa. He was a Green Bay Packers and New York Yankees fan and attended activities of Nappanee American Legion.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Thompson-Lengacher and Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, where funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. The Rev. Terry Tyler of Grace Point Presbyterian Church will officiate.
Burial will be in Olive (East) Cemetery with military graveside services by Nappanee American Legion.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Nappanee Boys & Girls Club.