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“The staff of American Cancer Fund™ at www.AmericanCancerFund.org is sorry to hear of Joseph’s passing. We have just received a memorial...Read More »
1 of 33 | Posted by: American Cancer Fund - NJ

“I am sorry to hear about your loss. I remember seeing you two at the Keiper/Mohr Reunions. He will deeply be missed. ”
2 of 33 | Posted by: Patricia Keiper - MARSHALL, MI

“Dear Mitsue, Joel, Jessica, Amy & his beloved grandchildren, Joel was such a great guy! He will be missed by many friends & family! Rest in peace...Read More »
3 of 33 | Posted by: Wayne & Peggy Coon - Flushing, MI

“Joe shared many insights while Vern was being treated and i valued his willingness to spend time on us. his openness about his beliefs was...Read More »
4 of 33 | Posted by: marcia welker - big rapids, MI

“Joe was one of a kind man and I am so thankful to have known him and Mitsue. Will always remember the hunting and fishing with Joe; especially the...Read More »
5 of 33 | Posted by: Gregory White - Detroit, MI

“Brian, I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your brother, may he be resting in Gods loving arms. May you find peace knowing he is in a better...Read More »
6 of 33 | Posted by: Martha Williams Bunde - Albion, MI

“Shippell Family: Sorry to hear of your loss. Joe was a graduating classmate of ours in 1966 and always a great guy. Glad he was able to attend this...Read More »
7 of 33 | Posted by: Jerry Tucker & Tom Bayley - MI

“Joe was one of the most content and jolly people I have ever met. Ken will always remember fishing with Uncle Joe. ”
8 of 33 | Posted by: Mr. and Mrs.Dairiki - Ann Arbor, MI

“shippell family We were sorry to hear of Joseph passing. Glad to have had the opportunity to talk with him at our last reunion. He always seemed to...Read More »
9 of 33 | Posted by: john ramos - marshall, MI

“shippell family We were sorry to hear of Joseph passing. Glad to have had the opportunity to talk with him at our last reunion. He always seemed to...Read More »
10 of 33 | Posted by: john ramos - marshall, MI

“My deepest condolences to the family.....Joe was a classmate, and friend while in high school. ”
11 of 33 | Posted by: Larry Collins - KY

“Mitsue and family, sorry for your loss, glad I got to see Joe at our reunion. Tom Zerbel ”
12 of 33 | Posted by: Tom Zerbel - MI

“Joe's family and my family were friends since the 1950's, and we all grew up fishing and hunting together. During his long fight against cancer Joe...Read More »
13 of 33 | Posted by: Don Sebolt - Hart, MI

“Dear Mitsue and family, Joe is remembered by me as a wonderful man, full of kindness, compassion and always treating others with respect. Enjoyed...Read More »
14 of 33 | Posted by: Lyn and Susan turner - Shelby, MI

“Miki and I are so sorry to hear of our beloved friend Joe. He was a great guy and father and husban. So sorry he did not get a chance to fish once...Read More »
15 of 33 | Posted by: KEITH AND MIKI WISE - Como, NC

“Our prayers and condolances for Joe's family and friends. We will all miss him but look forward to a reunion when we meet in Heaven to be with our...Read More »
16 of 33 | Posted by: Mary McFarland Wilkinson - MI

“I am sorry to hear of Joe's passing. His family is in my thoughts and prayers. It was fun seeing and visiting with him at last year's class reunion. ”
17 of 33 | Posted by: Vicki Knickerbocker - Marshall, MI

“Deepest condolences to Joe's family. What a great guy. He'll be missed by the Class of '66. ”
18 of 33 | Posted by: Charlie Cook - Marshall, MI

“Our prayers go out to the family... Joe was a cousin and a great friend. We will miss him dearly. ” MAY PEACE BE THE JOURNEY MY FRIEND” ”
19 of 33 | Posted by: Doug & Naomi Filkins - MI

“Joe was a great man, filled with the Holy Spirit. It certainly was a pleasure and honor to get to know him better over the past 10 years through all...Read More »
20 of 33 | Posted by: Ray Shippell - West Richland, WA

“Joe was one of the best people that we came to know as he came in to see us over the years. We always looked forward to seeing him. Our thoughts are...Read More »
21 of 33 | Posted by: Dr Richard and Candy Herfert - MI

“I,m sorry for your loss.My heart aches for you.You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish your family peace. Joe was a true blessing to our...Read More »
22 of 33 | Posted by: Betty Gail James - CA

“Our prayer go out to the family. Joe was a classmate of ours. Dell & Pam Powers ”
23 of 33 | Posted by: Dell Powers - Newaygo, MI

“Sorry to hear about your loss my paryers go out to the familey. ”
24 of 33 | Posted by: Steven & Sharron Bailey - AZ

“So sorry to hear of Joe passing. I remember him as a gentle soul. ”
25 of 33 | Posted by: Claud A. McMillen - MI

“Please accept my condolences, I was a classmate of his, 1966. ”
26 of 33 | Posted by: Larry Waters - Jenison, MI

“My heartfelt sympathy to the family. Joe and I attended to Marshall High together. ”
27 of 33 | Posted by: Britta Hansen - Ponchatoula, LA

“Joe was one kind soul and easy to like. ”
28 of 33 | Posted by: GARY HOCKETT - CAVE CREEK, AZ

“Sorry to hear of Joe's passing. My condolences to the family. ”
29 of 33 | Posted by: Dan Clark - Marshall, MI

“My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult loss. ”
30 of 33 | Posted by: Rosanna M Sharp-Smith - FL

“Our thoughts and Prayers are with you. Joe loved his family and his country. We had many wonderful times as youth. He will be remembered and missed. ”
31 of 33 | Posted by: Clair Stevens - MI

“Our mothers were sisters, as close as sisters could be. Joe was so very much like his mom...I am so glad that I had the pleasure of knowing this...Read More »
32 of 33 | Posted by: Lynne Marschke - Berkley, MI

“Mitsue and Family: Joe and I went to Marshall High School together. He was a good friend and always knew how to make me laugh. I am very sorry you...Read More »
33 of 33 | Posted by: Jill Getty Jones - Ludington, MI


Joseph Charles Shippell, age 64 of Chesterfield Township, Michigan died Wednesday morning, December 26, 2012 at his home in the loving care of his family. Mr. Shippell was born on August 29, 1948 in Marshall to Robert Hunter and Elsie F. (Burnham) Shippell Sr. Joseph was a graduate of Marshall High School, class of 1966. He continued his education attending Kellogg Community College. During the Vietnam War, he served in the United States Army as a sergeant and was stationed in Japan. He had been a resident of Chesterfield Township since 1993. Mr. Shippell had been employed by the Anchor Bay Packaging Corporation in New Baltimore, Michigan working as a Packaging Design Engineer. He served the company for over 20 years. On November 29, 1971, he married the former Mitsue Dairiki in West Virginia. Joseph was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt and fish, and was a member of the North American Fishing Club and the North America Hunting Club. He had an expert's knowledge of firearms, ballistics and fishing facts. Other memberships included the Moose Lodge in Port Huron and the National Rifle Association. He is remembered by his family as a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved being a grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mitsue Shippell of Chesterfield Twp; daughter, Amy Rau of Coldwater; son, Joel (Jessica Jones) Shippell of Seattle, WA; grandchildren, Ashli, Ava and Alaina; and brothers, Robert H. Shippell of Port Huron and Brian O. (Debra) Shippell of Ypsilanti. Mr. Shippell was excitedly anticipating the arrival of a new grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert H and Elsie F. Shippell. A memorial service to celebrate the gift of his life will be held 1:30 PM Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home, 723 Old US 27 North, Marshall. Interment will follow in Rice Creek Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society. Assistance with memorials is available at the funeral home. To leave a persona message and sign the online guest book, please visit www.kempffuneralhome.com...

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