Nicholas “Ryan” Kipp, 31, died Tuesday as the result of an accident at a worksite in Medina County, Ohio.
He was born Sept. 13, 1981, in Goshen, to William and Andrea (Oberlin) Kipp.
He married Angie Schwartz May 4, 2002. She survives.
Also surviving are three children, Guile Nicholas, Gaven Ryan and Gracelyn Rose, all at home; his father, William Kipp, Elkhart; two brothers, Willie Oberlin, Millersburg, and Benjamin Kipp, Elkhart; a sister, Tonya Kipp, Millersburg; extended family from the Millersburg area; and a lifetime friend and father-figure, Tim Snyder.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gretchen Kipp; his mother, Andrea Kipp; and grandmother, Grace Oberlin.
He worked for RC Recycling in industrial disassembling for resale. He had also worked for NuWay Construction for seven years.
Ryan was known as a good person with a big heart. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed football, NASCAR and playing poker in the Friday night Poker Club.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the 1 p.m. funeral service Monday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen. The Rev. Gary Miller of Maple City Chapel will officiate.
Burial will follow in Brown Cemetery, Millersburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a fund that will be established for Ryan’s children.
Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.