Theresa Lippens

Resided in Rock, MI
Died August 19, 2023

Theresa Mae Lippens, age 96, of Rock passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2023 at the St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba.


Theresa was born May 1, 1927 in Escanaba, the daughter of Earl and Loretta (Trudell) Paquin. She was raised in the Escanaba area and graduated from the Escanaba High School in 1946. Theresa was united in marriage to Anthony “Tony” Lippens on May 1, 1947 in Flat Rock. Theresa and Tony were members of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Perkins and raised their family in St. Nicholas where they also raised potatoes and dairy cattle. Theresa also worked housekeeping at OSF St. Francis Hospital and at the Sunset Motel in Escanaba. Theresa and Tony wintered in Port Richey Florida for many years where they made clocks and worked at the local flea market. Theresa and Tony loved to dance, and in her later years Theresa attended many dances with her sister-in-law Margaret Vandamme where they would polka and do the shoddish. After Theresa had lost her mobility she would sometimes say, “I would rather dance than eat”. Theresa touched many lives and cherished the friendships she had made both here in Michigan and in Florida.


Theresa is survived by her brother Art Paquin, her son, Larry (Cheri) Lippens of Rock, daughter, Debra J. (Isaac) Micheau of Gladstone; grandchildren, Melynda Zwirchitz, Jered Lippens, Shaunna (Tim) Winkelbauer, Shayne (Mandi) Lippens, Justin Lippens, James (Julie) Andersen, Hollie (Dale) Rein and Carrie Andersen, 16 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren, her daughter-in-law, Carol Lippens, and numerous nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Tony, her son, Robert Lippens, grandson, Brian Andersen, great-grandson, Wesley Rein, her siblings and their spouses Frank (Eva) Paquin, James (Virginia) Paquin, Rita (EJ) LaBumbard, and Nancy Paquin.


The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 26 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM with funeral services at 12:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. A luncheon will follow at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Perkins. Theresa will be laid to rest in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells.

One Tribute for “Theresa Lippens

    I have MANY memories growing up with Theresa and Tony they were good friends with my grandparents (Harvey and Ramona Fournier). My biggest memory is getting to go with all of them to the amvets on the weekends. She was always very kind. I am sorry for your loss.

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