Warren W. Stippich Sr. passed on to heaven due to Covid-19 on Saturday, January 9, 2021 surrounded in spirit by his loving family. He was greatly loved by his wife, children, grandchildren, their families and all the lives he touched throughout the course of his life.
Warren was born November 11th, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois to Anna (nee Seel) and Paul Stippich. On September 16th, 1961, he married the love of his life Gertrude “Trudy” G. Kildahl of Ingleside (Long Lake), IL. Together they welcomed two children: Warren W. Stippich Jr. and Paul H. Stippich. They also have 5 wonderful grandchildren Warren III, Samantha, Ava, Ellie and Lucy Stippich.
Warren attended Grant Community High School in Fox Lake, IL. In 1952, Warren was drafted into the U.S. Army for 3 years in connection with the Korean War. Due to his bi-lingual capability, he was sent directly to Germany for the duration of his tour to support the troops with heavy equipment repair. Upon his return to the US after the War, he worked for almost 40 years at Ft. Sheridan, retiring as shop supervisor for Heavy Equipment Maintenance and Repair. Warren was known around the Lake View Hills sub-division in Ingleside, IL for his friendly demeanor and handyman capabilities; and did many side jobs for many friends and neighbors over the years and well into his retirement.
In 1999, Warren and Trudy moved the North Aurora, IL and in 2013, they moved to Heritage Woods in Batavia, IL. He moved to Dunham Rehab and Healthcare Center in St. Charles, IL in February 2020 as his battle with Alzheimer’s advanced.
He loved spending his time surrounded by family and friends and sharing a fun story or two from the old days. He enjoyed fishing with his sons and grandchildren. Everyone loved spending time with Warren. He was always very calm and happy.
Survived by his wife Trudy and sons Warren Jr. (Dawn) and Paul (Beth) and grandchildren Warren III, Samantha, Ava, Ellie, Lucy. He is survived by a brother in law and sister in law, a niece, and nephews as well.
Arrangements will be private.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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