Serving West Michigan Since 1899

Earl Schipper

May 19, 1920 - October 20, 2018
Holland, MI



Thursday, November 15, 2018
11:00 AM EST
Calvary Reformed Church
995 East 8th Street
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 392-8559


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Calvary Reformed Church Memorial Fund
995 East 8th Street
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 392-8559

Life Story / Obituary


Earl D. Schipper, age 98, of Holland died Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Appledorn Assisted Living Center North.

Earl was born the son of Arthur and Ida Schipper in Zeeland, MI on May 19, 1920. He was a graduate of Zeeland High School in 1938. Earl retired from Hexcel in 1985. Earl served as a VanRaalte School Board member for many years. He was a charter member of Calvary Reformed Church serving as an elder, Sunday school teacher and youth volunteer. He served our country for three years in the US Army during World War II in the European Theater. He was a twenty year Boy Scout Troop #157 leader in Holland, MI. Earl was preceded in death by his wife, Clarabelle, August 3, 2018, a son, Rodney Schipper in 1997 and a daughter-in-law, Barbara Schipper in 2016.

He is survived by his children: David Schipper, Pamela and Kevin Rogers, and Kristi and Tim Getchel; eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter; brothers: Willard and Mary Schipper and Ira and Julie Schipper.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Calvary Reformed Church, 995 East 8th Street, with lunch to follow. Rev. Blaine Newhouse will be officiating. Burial has been held at Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Reformed Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements are by Dykstra Funeral Home – Downtown Chapel.