Michael “Sarge” Edward Lipski, 69, of Shelbyville, died early Wednesday Jan. 5.
Michael was born October 2, 1952 in Grand Rapids, to Edward and Louise Lipski.
He was a graduate of West Catholic High School, Class of 1972. Michael was drafted into the Army in 1972 and served in Germany before re-enlisting years later to serve again as an Army Reserve in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He was honorably discharged with the rank of E-6 (Staff Sergeant).
Michael enjoyed sports and the outdoors, but he especially loved hunting, fishing, coaching, and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his mother, Louise; his sister, Gail (David) Shustha; his brother, Larry Lipski; his children Laura (David) Baird and Matthew (Amy) Lipski; his grandchildren Alyssa, Jonathan, Elisabeth, Aurora, Scarlett, Elijah, and Aletheia; numerous nieces and nephews; and his longtime partner, Cindy Nelson.
Michael was preceded in death by his father, Edward and many close friends and relatives.
A short visitation will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan 13, at Arsulowicz Brothers, 3525 Remembrance Road NW, Grand Rapids 49534 and at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan 14, at Ottawa Center Chapel, 8991 Leonard St, Coopersville, where a funeral service and military honors will commence with a luncheon to follow.