Henry Schippers Obituary

Henry Peter Schippers
Henry Peter Schippers

May 21, 2011
Resided in Tampa, FL
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SCHIPPERS, Henry Peter
of Tampa, FL
formerly of Kalamazoo

Henry Peter Schippers age 84 of Tampa, Fl and formerly of Kalamazoo passed away on May 21, 2011. Henry is survived by his wife Doris. He was preceded in death by his first wife Bertelene; a son Ronald; a brother Thomas; a sister Cornelia; and mother and father Agnes and Peter Schippers. Henry will be remembered by his daughter Joyce (Gene) Halbert; granddaughter Sheryl (Chuck) Johnson; grandson Tom (Kate) Halbert; 6 great grandchildren Cailie, Ivy, Madye, Mavis, Jaxon and Harrison; a sister Gracetta (John) Gideon; a niece (Linda Sue DeHaan); and nephew (Peter Gideon). He graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School. Henry served in the U.S. Air Force and attended Engineering School in Holton, MI through the Air Force. His father Peter and he owned Schippers Service and Appliance store for over 40 years. Henry was raised in Kalamazoo and was a member of Bethany Reformed Church as a child and young adult. He became a member of Hope Reformed Church before moving to Hobe Sound, FL. Henry was a member of the Elks and served as Exalted Ruler. He enjoyed fishing and was a great golfer and often bragged about 4 holes-in-one in his career. While living in Hobe Sound he was a member of Heritage Ridge Country Club. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, June 11th, 2:00 pm at Bethany Reformed Church, 1833 S. Burdick St., where the family will greet friends from 1-2pm prior to the service. A private interment will take place at Central Portage Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, any memorial contribution may be made to Peace Presbyterian Church which he was a member of when he lived in Hobe Sound. The address is 4881 SE Cove Rd., Stuart, Fl. 34997 or to a memorial of your choice. The family is being served by Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007.
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Visitation
Bethany Reformed Church
1833 S. Burdick Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Saturday, June 11, 2011
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Memorial Service
Bethany Reformed Church
1833 S. Burdick Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Saturday, June 11, 2011
2:00 PM
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Private

 

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