NAPPANEE — James Clipp, 80, of 358 N. Main St., Nappanee, died at 9:56 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born June 6, 1932,to Lloyd and Bessie (Maust) Clipp. e was a graduate of Concord High School, where he was involved in sports. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Mr. Clipp was a lifetime area resident. He married Karen L. Clupper in June of 1977 in Elkhart. She survives along with daughters, Michelle (Michael) Marks, Wakarusa, Lori (Steve) Herndon, Bloomington; grandchildren, Johnathon, Melina, and Bridget Marks, Jessica Warpenburg, Carly Herndon; and a great granddaughter, Zoey Warpenburg. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dawn Clipp and four grandchildren.
Mr. Clipp had worked at Excel in Elkhart and had also had been a bartender at Sicilanos in Elkhart and Raymond’s in Wakarusa. He was a Green Bay Packer and New York Yankee fan and attended activities of the Nappanee American Legion.
Family and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, where funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Rev. Terry Tyler, Grace Point Presbyterian Church will officiate and burial will be in Olive East Cemetery with military graveside services by Nappanee American Legion.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Nappanee Boys and Girls Club.