William Schipper Jr.
William “Bill” Schipper Jr., formerly of Delhi, currently of Walker, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Memorial Mass was held Dec. 29 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Delhi, by Father John Kramer. Military honors were conducted by the Delhi American Legion. Private burial will be at a later date.
Bill was born on March 14, 1934, in Peterson, the son of Willem and Elizabeth (Van Duyn) Schipper. William graduated from Peterson High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. After returning from military service, he moved to Cedar Rapids, where he worked for Collins Radio until his retirement. Bill married Rita Marilyn Burke on Feb. 11, 1961, raising a family of four sons. Bill and Rita later divorced. On Sept. 10, 1993, he married Mary Holub and in 1994 they moved to Delhi, where they both enjoyed life.
Bill’s family includes his wife, Mary Schipper of Delhi; his four sons, Christopher (Richard Goetz) of Farmington, N.M., Jeffrey (Mary Zeran) of Cedar Rapids, Andrew (Sherry Gunderson) and granddaughter Catherine of Rockford, Mich., and Mark (Udomluck Durangsadee) of Cedar Rapids; his stepchildren Dr. Tom (Marci) Holub of Solon, Terri (Kenny) Jones of Walker, and Traci (Steve) Warren of Arvada, Colo.; and brother, Theodore of Marcus.
Bill was preceded in death by parents, Willem and Elizabeth; brothers, Martinus and Arthur; and sisters, Alberta, Myrtle and Patricia.
Memorials may be directed to Unity Point Hospice in memory of Bill.