Stephen Alan Lippens

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died June 18, 2019

Stephen Alan Lippens, age 62, passed away Tuesday evening, June 18, 2019, at his home in Gladstone surrounded by his loving family.

Steve was born September 29, 1956, in Escanaba, the son of Bennie and Theresa (Genisse) Lippens. He was raised in the St. Nicholas area and was a 1974 graduate of Rock High School.
Following high school, Steve went to work for Snowden Inc. Even though Steve had acquired his Water Treatment degree from Bay de Noc Community College, he spent 40 years with Snowden working as a foreman on the road construction crew. On May 5, 1990, Steve was united in marriage to the former Sherrie Sitko, at St. Joseph Church in Perkins, and together the couple made their home and raised their only daughter Mallory, in Gladstone.

Steve loved the outdoors. Whether it was cutting wood with his friend Bennie, going to camp with the guys, riding his 4-wheeler, snowmobile or Harley, Steve enjoyed every moment spent outside. He treasured his loving family and will be deeply missed by those he loved.

In addition to his wife Sherrie, Steve is survived by:
Daughter: Mallory (Chris) Micheau
Brothers: James (Bonnie) Lippens and Thomas (Beverly) Lippens
Sisters: Sharon (Jerry) Maki and Vicki (Tony) Demeuse
Father in law: Billy Goard
Brothers in law: Donald (Cathy) Radlein and Tim (Julie) Goard
Sisters in law: Karen (Dan) Sitko and Pam (Brian) Green
Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Bennie and Theresa, step mother Mary Lippens, sister Carol Jean Radlein and mother in law Barbara Goard.

Steve’s family will receive friends on Saturday, from 2:00PM to 4:00PM, at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services will follow visiting hours, at 4:00PM, at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone, with Rev. Fr. Jamie Ziminski of All Saints Church officiating. Steve will be laid to rest in the Fernwood Cemetery following funeral services. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting with arrangements.

23 Tributes for “Stephen Alan Lippens

    Vicki to you and your family I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. You and your family will be in my thought and prayers during this difficult time. God bless you and your family and may your brother rest in peace.

    Your supportive Supervisor Lorrie Sweatt – Let me know if there is anything I can do.

    I am very saddened to hear of Steve’s passing. We go way back to the 70’s/80’s with the other Rock guys! He was a wonderful guy back then and surely was a great man his entire life. You ladies were blessed to have him. Praying that your good memories will give you peace.
    Sincerely, Jackie (Kidd) Moore

    My Uncle Steve always knew how to have fun. He rode us around on his ATV and snow mobile & played with us whenever we visited “da UP.”

    I always knew he would be an awesome Dad because of the way he interacted with us. He will be greatly missed by all!

    God gained a beautiful Angel. Our friend will be missed. Thoughts and Prayers are with you through this difficult time
    All our love
    Todd, Amy and Kids

    We are so saddened for your loss. Steve brought joy to all who knew him. Our hearts ache for you. Memories of sharing time with Steve in the late 70’s early 80’s bring back smiles. The world lost a great kind man. May you and your family find solace in the wonderful memories left behind. Much Love and Sympathy,
    Roger & Karen VanDamme

    So saddened to hear of Steve’s passing. I haven’t seen him in a very long time, but we went to High School together and he was one of the ‘good’ guys. Always kind, always considerate, and I remember that he blushed easily! He may be gone but he and his good heart will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Steve always had a smile on his face and always a kind word to say. We always had a good time at the bars in Esky back in the late 70s and 80s. Say hi to Muggs

    To all of Steve’s family – We all have our fond memories of Steve; his smile, his fantastic work ethic, his willingness to help anyone who needed it, and many more. I pray that the good memories of his healthy life will outweigh the struggles he has faced recently. Hold on to the good memories and know that he is now resting in God’s loving arms without pain.

    Sherry. & the whole Lippens family: I am saddened by the news of Steve’s passing. Thoughts & Prayers are with you through this difficult time.Cherish all those beautiful memories!!!! He was a GREAT GUY..(always smiling!) With sincere Sympathy, ♥️Jim & Jan Sczytko(sitko !!)

    To Steve’s Family,
    My condolences to all of you. May you find peace in all the memories you have. I will remember how he was always smiling when we would run into each other. He was such a great guy.
    God speed.

    Sharon, we are sorry for the loss of your brother Steve. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Sherrie and Mallory, I haven’t seen either of you in so long. I’m so sorry to of heard this of Steve… what a kind gentle soul. So quiet and sweet. I will be keeping you guys in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love and Light

    Sherrie and Mal, and of course the rest of the family, may you find peace in his peace. He was a fun man and spoke so lovingly of you. Prayers

    Sherrie and Mallory, so sorry for the loss of your loving husband and father. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I am thankful I had the opportunity to meet Steve if only for a short time.

    So sad to hear of Steve “Ben” passing. He was a great guy friendly always fun to be around. I will miss him at the Bay Cliff bike show where Steve would always show up to help support the kids at Bay Cliff. It was always a pleasure to see him every year at this event. My deepest condolence to his family. May God bless him and his family. Gino Kaukola

    So sorry to hear Steve has passed, way to young. I will always remember him smiling and the laughing that always happens with Aunt Theresa’s family. Condolences to all my cousins.

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