In Loving Memory

Patrick Michael "Mike" Lipe

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May 17th, 1950 - November 23rd, 2012


Patrick Michael “Mike” Lipe, 62, of Independence, Missouri, passed away at home, November 23, 2012, surrounded by family and friends after a fierce battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Mr. Lipe was born May 17, 1950 to George T. Lipe and Patricia (Swain) Lipe in Kansas City, Missouri. He spent his youth in Kansas City and attended Catholic school, then graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1968. He served four years in the United States Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was united in marriage to Vicki Lee Majors in 1974 and to this union three children were born. He worked for Yellow Freight, retiring in October 2010, due to his declining health. Mike enjoyed his garden, his days as an Eagle Scout, NASCAR and watching kids and grandkids play sports.

He is preceded in death by his mother, father and stepfather Thomas VanLuvan. He is survived by his former wife Vicki, daughter Jessica Nichols of Raymore, Missouri, son Jake Lipe, of Kansas City, Missouri and daughter Jennifer Horton (Robert) of Kansas City, Missouri, his three amazing grandchildren Seth Lipe, Samuel and Emma Horton, sisters Kathy Brown and Linda Rooks, several nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by his family, friends and constant canine companion, Sam Sausage. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Community Hospice or the University of Kansas Medical Center Pulmonary Institute.


  • Sun, Dec 16th, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    Your father was such a fun and caring person. Always was welcome to have a cold one with him. I will always hold him in my heart. He was so grateful for his daughters that took good care of him. God takes only the best. Will miss sitting in the back looking at his peaceful garden he enjoyed. Love you Michael.

    Linda, Independence

  • Thu, Nov 29th, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    Mike you were alot of fun to work with. We ate many of peanuts and hard boiled eggs together, and had some laughs. My condolances to your family. Your a good man. Paul Burnett

    Paul, Belton

  • Wed, Nov 28th, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    My good friend Mike, I'm going to miss you. Jake, Jennifer and Jessica, you are going to have to come out to Lakeside this next year and have a rememberance race for your dad at our old spot on the terrace.

    Paul LaVine, Kansas City

  • Wed, Nov 28th, 2012 at 7:09 AM

    Dad.....I'm thinking about you and remembering some Christmas
    memories. I miss you and love you very much. You will always be a
    great dad and I will always make sure sammy and Emma Hope will
    hear funny, happy stories about you. I love you dad. RIP.

    Love, jessie

    Jessica Nichols, Raymore, mo

  • Sun, Nov 25th, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    I am grateful for the life of Mr. Lipe. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

    Welcome home, Mike.

    Bob, Grandview, Missouri

  • Sat, Nov 24th, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    A courageous man who lived life to the fullest. You will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to your caring family. Rest in Peace My Dear Special Strong Man.
    You will be forever in my heart and your ID tags are next to my heart. I can now take comfort that you are no longer suffering and in heaven forever happy.

    Dana Smith, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

  • Sat, Nov 24th, 2012 at 4:29 AM

    Dad, I will miss you so much. You

    Jessica, Raymore, MO

  • Fri, Nov 23rd, 2012 at 11:05 PM

    I have known Jennifer & her whole family my entire life!!! I love them all
    very very much!!! It is a sad & terrible thing that has happened, & my
    family & I love u & our keeping u @ Ur family in our thoughts &
    prayers!! We love u all very very much!!!

    Andrea Labart, Kc , mo

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