Robert F. Kipp, 66, walked into the arms of Jesus on September 9th, 2023, while surrounded by his wife and children.
Robert (Bobby) was born on September 27, 1956, in Algoma, Wisconsin to the late Wallace and Lois (Destree) Kipp. He attended Duvall grade school. During his high school years at Luxemburg-Casco, he established a prosperous career in wrestling, all while enjoying his numerous shop classes. He graduated in 1974.
On November 29, 1975, Bobby married the wife of his youth, Brenda Englebert. Together in Casco, Wisconsin, they raised eight beautiful children. They often escaped to the Northwoods to hunt, fish, snowmobile, and sit around the fire at their cabin. After almost 30 years of marriage, Brenda went to her heavenly home.
Bobby worked at Bay Ship in Sturgeon Bay and was known for his extraordinary welding skills. Following that he worked as a journeyman millwright at International Paper for close to two decades. He could fix anything, was a great mechanic, and was known as a master fabricator.
He enjoyed gardening and canning to preserve the fruits of his labor. Bobby was an avid hunter, fisherman, and storyteller. All who spent time with him were sure to hear his many tales.
Bob found love again, and on May 29, 2006, he married Angela Giove. Bob relocated to West Bend, Wisconsin, where he and Angela began a new chapter. Combined with Angela's two children, they now had a total of ten. Early in their journey, Bob built himself a tool trailer. They created an LLC business called "On The Level Handyman Service". With Bob's many skills, word of mouth spread fast, and he was in demand.
In 2008, Bob and Angela relocated to Kewaskum, Wisconsin. Moving on from his business, he gained a position at Cargill Meat Inc. as an industrial mechanic and fabricator. As life continued, Bob was forever changed by the devastating loss of his son, Micah. Despite the pain, Bob remained steadfast.
Throughout his life, Bob was always quick to drop everything to lend a helping hand. In later years, even though his body prevented him from physically responding to those in need, he was still the first person you could count on to help you find a solution. His knowledge will be greatly missed by all!
After an early retirement, even though he struggled with his health, his faith grew stronger. He loved attending services at his local church, The River. Over the years he cherished the close friendships he acquired there. But most of all, his wife, children, and numerous grandchildren brought joy to his heart. Throughout his days he could be found listening to the Bible, praying day and night, and singing praises at the top of his lungs.
Bob is survived by his wife, Angela Kipp, and his children, Nicholas (Mandi) Kipp, Crystal (Rene) Temoxtle, Jessica (Andrew) Martin, Jacob (Angela) Kipp, Benjamin (Eva) Kipp, Joshua (Heather) Kipp, Peter (Emma) Giove, Joanna Giove, Katilyn (Christian) Oliff, and 29 wonderful grandchildren, with another one on the way. Bob is further survived by nine siblings and their spouses, as well as a large extended family and many friends.
Bob was preceded in death by the love of his youth, Brenda Kipp; his son, Micah Kipp; his grandson, Toby Kipp; his parents, Wallace and Lois Kipp; and his brother-in-law, Richard Massart.
Visitation will take place at Kinnard Funeral & Cremation Services – Algoma, 1617 Flora Ave., Algoma, WI 54201 on Thursday, September 14, 2023, from 3:00-7:00 pm. Prayer, “Memory Lane” Sharing time, 7-8:30 pm. Visitation will continue on Friday morning from 9:30-10:30 am at the funeral home, Funeral Service to follow at 10:30 with Pastor Mike Schneider officiating. Burial will follow in the Casco Town Cemetery. In addition to these services, a Celebration of Bob’s life will be held at a later date in Kewaskum. Online condolence messages may be shared at KinnardFCS.com.
Our family would like to express our gratitude to Bob's extensive medical team, including but not limited to: Dr. Kumar Sujeet, Dr. Peter Rossi, Dr. Gary Herdrich, Steve Rohleder, RN, the staff at DaVita HHD and PD, and the medical staff at Froedtert Hospital for their kindness, compassion, and medical care over the years.
We are forever grateful to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for greeting Bob in Heaven, giving him new legs, & making him whole!To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Robert Kipp, please visit our flower store.