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Ernest David Lipke Print E-mail

Jan. 5, 1940-Nov. 18, 2013

David Lipke, 73, Coloma,  died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 at his home following a long battle with cancer.

Private family services are planned for the spring.

Ernest was born Jan. 5, 1940 in Almond to Ernest David and Norma Grace (Bigsby) Lipke. He and his siblings were raised by his grandparents, Edmund and Ethel Bigsby, on the family farm. He graduated from Wautoma High School in 1958 and entered the Army later that year.  Ernest served from 1958 to 1960. He lived in California, where he obtained a Mechanical Engineering Degree at Long Beach Community College. He married Barbara Alice Buelna on Oct. 20, 1973 in Las Vegas, NV. Ernest returned to Wisconsin in 1980 with his family.

Ernest enjoyed working and fixing anything mechanical, fishing, building and flying his R/C planes, and going to dinner at his favorite restaurant in Wautoma, Lake Shore.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ernest’s family.

Ernest was preceded in death by his parents: Ernest and Norma Lipke; wife: Barbara Lipke; son: Brett Lipke; daughter: Cheryl Lipke; grandson: Michael Lipke; brother: Lyle Lipke; and grandparents: Edmund and Ethel Bigsby.

Survivors include son: Kevin (Charise) Stuckey, Coloma; daughter: Charlene Lipke, Adams; son: David Lipke, Florida; son: Ricky Lipke, California; brother: Larry (Paula) Lipke, Trevor; sister: Lorretta Swinehart “Duane McGowan,” Brooks; grandchild: Michelle Lipke, Colorado Springs, CO; grandchild: Amanda Klug,  Adams; grandchild: Jeremy Walli, Shawano; and grandchild: David Walli, Adams. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit for online condolences and further information.

The family would like to give special thanks to Charise for her loving care while she care took of dad.


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