Caroll Fred “Tip” Tippie, 72, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family. Tip was born Dec. 31, 1939, in Elsmore, Kansas, the son of Fred F. and Anna Emily Caroline (Seastedt) Tippie. He graduated from Elsmore High School.
He served his country in the United States Army from 1961 to 1964.
Tip was united in marriage to Patricia Jean Anderson on Oct. 18, 1964, in Elsmore. They made their home in Humboldt.
Tip proudly served local grocers and merchants by ensuring the delivery of fresh bread and baked products as a route representative for Wonder Bread, retiring from the Parsons route after 32 years.
He was a member of the Chanute American Legion, and had served as past master of the Masonic Temple of Humboldt. Tip was an avid golfer, and loved the time he spent with his golfing buddies, on a nearly daily basis, at the Humboldt Golf Course. Tip had a profound love for his grandchildren, and strove to ensure that they achieved college educations, and found their way in life. He also imparted his love for golf, and skills at the game, to his family.
He is survived by his wife, Pat, of the home; his daughters, Sheila Coronado and her husband, Frank, Humboldt, Michaela Wille and her husband, John, Humboldt, Melissa Reynolds and her husband, Ronnie, Yates Center, and Denise Yost and her husband, Steve, Humboldt; his sisters, Nadine Kyser and her husband, Junior, Elsmore, and Delores Wilson, Elsmore, and the living legacy of his 16 loving grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church of Humboldt. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions in Tip’s name to the Humboldt High School Athletic Department, with particular respect to the golf program. These may be left in care of the funeral home.
Penwell-Gabel Humboldt Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.PenwellGabelChanute.com.