Obit: Lipscy, Donald #2 (1926 - 2015)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Lipscy, Maxson, Swann, Roe
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 9/23/2015
Lipscy, Donald (18 July 1926 - 6 September 2015) With Flag
Donald Lipscy, 89, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, at the Neillsville Care & Rehabilitation Center.
Don was born July 18, 1926, in St. Peter, MN, the son of George W. and Mae (Maxson) Lipscy. He attended school in St. Peter, MN.
He enlisted at the age of 17 in the U. S. Marine Corps Sept. 17, 1943, in Minneapolis, MN. He attended basic training at Camp Pendleton, San Diego, CA, and shipped overseas after 12 weeks of training as a member of the 4th Marine Division, to be based at Camp Maui, HI. He participated in the battles of Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima. He was honorably discharged Nov. 10, 1945. He became a license private pilot after his discharge.
Don was united in marriage to Hilda Swann in St. Peter, MN, Aug. 9, 1947. In the spring of 1948, they moved to St. Louis, MO, where he attended A&E school. He obtained part time work in construction. From there, he pursued masonry, becoming a member of the Bricklayer Union #1 in St. Louis, MO. Their son, Steve, was born there. In February 1952, after returning to Minnesota and Wisconsin for a visit, Don decided to move the family to Neillsville. He remained in construction for the rest of his life, building many homes, schools, etc. in the area.
He is survived by his wife, Hilda; son, Steve (Bonnie); two grandchildren, Jake (Tonya) and Becky; one great-grandchild, Nolan; and four step-great-grandchildren, Michael, Brett, Andrew and Kaylee.
He was preceded in death by his father, George; mother, Mae; brother, Elroy; and sisters, Eloise, Betty and Delores.
A Memorial Service for Don will be held at the American Legion Hall in Neillsville, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, at 2 p.m. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of service. A Masonic Service will be held followed by a religious service officiated by Rev. Patsy Roe. Marine Corps military rites will be completed at the Neillsville City Cemetery. A lunch will be served following the military rites.
Cremation Society of Wisconsin, Altoona, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.cremationsociety-wi.com.
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