Funeral Services for Marvin Kipp, 88, of Winchester, are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday, April 19, 2019 at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Winchester with Rev. Nate Hill officiating. Burial will follow in the Winchester City Cemetery.

Visitation was held on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Visitation will also be held on Friday, April 19, 2019 from 7 a.m. until 8 a.m. at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings. The Kipp family was present for visitation Thursday evening from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Marvin Lee James Kipp was born during the Depression on March 8, 1931 in Giddings, the second oldest of nine children born to Martin Johann Christian Kipp and Sophie Clara (Grimm) Kipp. He was baptized on April 12, 1931 and confirmed on April 2, 1944 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Giddings. His confirmation verse was Revelation 2:10, “Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” Marvin received his education at the Concord Grammar School and graduated from Giddings High School. Marvin entered the National Guard in 1950, and served for six years before receiving his discharge on April 5, 1956. He met the love of his life, Elizabeth Kleiber, on a church date at St. Paul Lutheran in March of 1951. They were married on November 18, 1951 at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Winchester by Rev. Paul Eifert. They were blessed with three children, James, Cindy, and Carol. God continued to bless their family when two sons-inlaw, Tom and Joe and a daughter-in-law, Cindy were added to the family.

In 1950, Marvin moved to Austin where he began his career with Covert Buick. For over 50 years, Marvin worked several positions including service manager, parts manager, and body shop manager. After retiring, he and Elizabeth moved to their home on the Colorado River in Winchester which became known as River Oaks. He loved their land and it was here that he enjoyed ranching, farming, and admiring God’s beauty of nature. Marvin was active in both his church and community. At St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Winchester, he served on the finance board and the park board. He was an organizer of the Winchester Area Volunteer Fire Department, and served on the Winchester City Cemetery and Cunningham Cemetery Boards. He was a great storyteller keeping the attention of old and young alike. Most important in Marvin’s life was his faith, and the love and pride he had for his family.

Marvin passed away unexpectedly in his sleep during the early morning hours of Sunday, April 14, 2019 at his home in Winchester.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Sophie Kipp; four sisters, Rosemary Kipp, Laverne Markert, Betty Jane Smith, and Diana Tyler; his in-laws, Edward and Meta Kleiber; two brothers-inlaw and two sisters-in-law.

Marvin is survived by his wife of nearly 68 years, Elizabeth Kipp of Winchester; one son and daughter-in-law, James and Cynthia Kipp of Spicewood; two daughters and sonsin-law, Cynthia and Thomas Cave of Richardson, and Carol and Joe Stewart of Austin; ten grandchildren, Christine Kipp of Bellaire, Bradley Kipp of Charlottesville, Va., Cameron Kipp of Houston, Drew Cave of Richardson, Allison Dickmann of Georgetown, Will Cave of Dallas, Sam Cave of Dallas, Clayton Stewart of Austin, Scott Stewart of Austin and Morgan Stewart of Austin; nine great grandchildren; three brothers, Walter Kipp and his wife, Lillie of Round Rock, Martin Kipp Jr. and his wife, Bell of Wichita Falls, and Jerry Kipp and his wife, Ann of Austin; one sister, Marchelle Sutton and her husband, Johnny of Elgin; three brothers-in-law, Ronnie Kleiber of Winchester, Eugene Markert of New Braunfels, and Eddie Tyler of College Station, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers for their Pa will be Marvin’s grandsons Drew Cave, Bradley Kipp, Clayton Stewart, Cameron Kipp, Scott Stewart, William Cave, Samuel Cave and great grandson, Drayden Dickmann. His three granddaughters, Christine Kipp, Allison Dickmann, and Morgan Stewart, will read the scripture readings at the service.

Memorials may be made to St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 700 Frio Street, Winchester, Texas 78945 or to the Winchester Area Volunteer Fire Department, 8810 FM 153, Winchester, Texas 78945.

Funeral arrangements hve been entrusted to Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings.

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