Caroll Fred “Tip” Tippie, 72, Humboldt, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family. Tip was born Dec. 31, 1939 in Elsmore, the son of Fred F. and Anna Emily Caroline Seastedt Tippie. He graduated from Elsmore High School.
He served his country in the United States Army from 1961 to 1964.
Tip was united in marriage to Patricia Jean Anderson on Oct. 18, 1964, in Elsmore. They made their home in Humboldt.
Tip proudly served local grocers and merchants by insuring the delivery of fresh bread and baked products as a route representative for Wonder Bread, retiring from the Parsons route after 32 years of service.
He was a member of the Chanute American Legion Post, and had served as past Master of the Masonic Temple of Humboldt. Tip was an avid golfer, and loved the time he spent with his golfing buddies, on nearly a daily basis, at the Humboldt Golf Course. Tip had profound love for his grandchildren, and strove to insure that they achieved college educations, and found their way in life. He also imparted his love for golf, and skills at the game, to his family.
He is survived by his wife, Pat, of the home; his daughters; Sheila Coronado and husband, Frank, of Humboldt, Michaela Wille and husband, John, of Humboldt, Melissa Reynolds and husband, Ronnie, of Yates Center, and Denise Yost and husband, Steve, of Humboldt; his sisters, Nadine Kyser and husband, Junior, Elsmore, and Delores Wilson, Elsmore; and the living legacy of his 16 loving grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at First United Methodist Church, Humboldt. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Humboldt.
The family suggests memorial contributions in Tip’s name, to the Humboldt High School Athletic Department, with particular respect to the golf program. These may be left in care of the funeral home.
Penwell-Gabel Humboldt Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
To leave a special message for the family on-line, visit www.PenwellGabelChanute.com