Mark Russell Lippold, age 69, of Gladstone, entered into heaven peacefully on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone, with his loving daughter by his side.
Mark was born November 27, 1951, in Escanaba, the son of Melvin and Ruth (Ross) Lippold. He was raised on the family farm in Stonington, and was a 1970 graduate of Rapid River High School. On December 19, 1972 Mark was united in marriage to his loving wife Carol Lippold (Sarasin). He was in the National Guard before working at New Page Paper Mill for 38 years before retiring as an operator. Mark loved to ride his Harley-Davidson motorcycles taking many vacations across the country. He also enjoyed taking his family exploring in his classic cars to unknown surprise destinations. He loved the woods whether driving his truck, deer or bird hunting, or hiking the two tracks and trails around Rapid River. He loved to spoil his grandsons with surprises he picked up along his adventures. He will be deeply missed by so many especially his daughter Kristie.
Mark is survived by his wife Carol Lippold of Gladstone, daughter Kristie Gilbert of Escanaba, grandsons Bailey and Dylan Gilbert, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mark is preceded in death by his son Mitchell Lippold, parents, brothers Calvin, Wayne, Owen, Warren, and nephew Ron Lippold.
Mark will be laid to rest at the Rapid River Cemetery on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Lewis Hague officiating. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Lippold family.