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Donna M. Lipp

March 10, 1929 November 10, 2009
Donna M. Lipp
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Donna M. Lipp, 80, of Oconto, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at home with her children by her side. Donna was born March 10, 1929 in Pensaukee to the late Fred and Ida (Ziesmer) Topel. She married Steven T. Lipp on September 18, 1948. He preceded her in death on June 28, 1990. Mom was a very warm, loving, giving and compassionate woman - hugs and laughter were plentiful. Highly spirited, mom had a tell it like it is attitude. Mom had a love for cooking and baking and was excellent in the kitchen. A request for a favorite dish or dessert was always fulfilled. She enjoyed playing cards with her sisters, family and friends. Mom was a collector of mice ornaments, nik naks and figurines. For many years her Christmas tree was decorated with only mice ornaments. Mom always enjoyed a good road trip. The most recent one was with her sisters and brothers-in-law to the U.P. this past summer. Moms last place of employment was at Unlimited Services, Oconto. She enjoyed her job and the people she worked with. Mom will be sadly missed by all.
Donna is survived by seven daughters Wendy (Richard) Dumke, Peshtigo; Cindy (Doug Makos) Lipp, Oconto; Becky (Clark) Longsine, Oconto; Julie Lipp, Green Bay; Stephanie (Randy) Thome, Oconto; Kristi Lipp, Oconto; Tina Lipp, Green Bay; four sons Randy Lipp, Oconto; Jody Lipp, Oconto; Tyler (Erin Rosenfeldt) Lipp, Oconto; Cleve (Mary Sot) Lipp, Lena; three sisters Shirley Ernst, Oconto; Marilyn (Ronald) Hyland, Green Bay; Phyllis (Jack) Donlevy, Pensaukee; fifteen grandchildren Eric (Tracey) Dumke, Danielle and Amy Dumke, Brooke and Chelsea Lipp, Bobbi Jo and Jordan Longsine, Joshua (Kelli) Longsine, Eli and Alex Lipp, Andy and Josh Thome, Rochelle (T.J.) Korolewski, Gregory (Bridget) Lipp, Jason and Tyler Lipp, Mackensie Lipp, and thirteen great grandchildren. Donna is preceded in death by an infant daughter Mary Beth Lipp, three brothers Byron, Frederick and Orville Topel, a sister Gladys Topel, a great granddaughter Olivia Rose Lipp, and a brother-in-law William Ernst.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 5 to 9 PM Friday, November 13, 2009. Visitation will continue on Saturday, November 14 from 9 to 10 AM at the First American Lutheran Church, Oconto. Funeral services will be conducted 10 AM Saturday at the church with the Rev. Mary Zupansic officiating. Burial will be at the Brookside Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the First American Lutheran Church, Oconto.\r\n
A special thank you to the staff at Unity Hospice and Pastor Mary Zupansic.

5 PM to 9 PM at Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service 217 Congress St. Oconto, WI 54153 on November 13, 2009 (map/driving directions)
9 AM to 10 AM at First American Lutheran Church 511 Madison St. Oconto, WI 54153 on November 14, 2009 (map/driving directions)

10 AM at First American Lutheran Church 511 Madison St. Oconto, WI 54153 on November 14, 2009 (map/driving directions)
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