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133 E. Orchard Street
P.0. Box 217
Delton, MI 49046
Phone: (269) 623-5461
Fax: (269) 623-3188
Orville Schipper

Orville "Skip" Schipper

Saturday, April 25th, 1936 - Thursday, May 20th, 2021
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Orville “Skip” Schipper, age 85 of Middleville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 20, 2021. He was born on April 25, 1936 to Dave and Tena (Belksema) Schipper in Manhattan, Montana where he was raised on the family farm. He leaves behind a legacy of faith in God, love of his family, and appreciation of all things in nature. Skip cherished his years in Twin Falls, Idaho, and rock hunting with his friends and family. He proudly served his country in the US Army. Skip had an inquisitive mind and a constant desire to learn. He earned his Masters of Geology at Calvin College and was a teacher for many years. Skip enjoyed every aspect of God’s creation and was an outstanding hunter, proficient fisherman, and expert sportsman. He was proud to have climbed and stood on top of the Grand Teton. He was also a proud member and president of the local Rock Club. Most important to Skip was his family, whom he inspired with and instilled in his religious beliefs, family values, and his love of the outdoors. Skip will be sorely missed by his loving family, including the love of his life, Gladys (DeHaan) Schipper; children: David Schipper, Gayle and Chris Conroy (Ben and Brittney, Josh), Linda and Eric DeKuiper (Michael and Juli, Mariah, Alexis and Jamison Deters), Roger and Joni Masselink (Ross and Anna, RJ and Dana, Johnny, David, Kayla); four great-grandchildren; siblings, in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Wednesday, May 26 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Friendship Christian Reformed Church (190 100th St., Byron Center, MI 49315), and from 10:00 to 10:45 A.M. on Thursday. A funeral service with military honors for Skip will be held on Thursday, May 27 at 11:00 A.M. at the church. A private, family burial will take place. Memorial contributions may be made to Guiding Light Mission. Please visit www.beelergoresfuneral.com to share a memory or leave a condolence message with Skip’s family. “Well done, my good and faithful servant!”


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Kirstin Peterson

Posted at 06:27pm
Best rock hunter ever! So many wonderful memories of hunting rocks near Moab and other beautiful locals with Skip and Glady. We all will miss this great guy and my heart goes out to your family. Love, Kirstin Peterson
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Jerry Terpsma

Posted at 07:48pm
Oh, Glady! Skip was such a gentleman, and I am saddened by this news. I wish for you and your family the comfort that only our Lord and Savior can give. I loved our visits with you over the years! With love, Jerry Terpsma.
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