Donna (Heidrich) Kipp, age 93, of Marshall passed away January 27, 2019 at Sunnyside Senior Care Center in Marshall. Donna was born August 19, 1925 in Luther, MI to Norman and Marion (Stapish) Baker. She graduated from Luther High School. Donna married Charles Heidrich on October 26, 1946 in her parents home in Luter. They had four children and shared 29 years together before Charles passing in 1976. Donna married Robert Kipp on October 2, 1982 in Ceresco, Michigan. They were together 16 years before his passing in November of 1998. Donna worked as a crossing guard on Michigan Avenue for 22 years. She was lovingly known by children and her grandchildren as "Mrs. Crossing Guard". Donna also worked as a housekeeper for the National House Inn in Marshall, and worked as a day care provider in her home.
Donna enjoyed baking and working in the home. She loved being a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and even great-great grandmother.
Donna is survived by her children, Sandra Heidrich of Marshall, Gary (Patricia) Heidrich of Marshall, Larry Heidrich of Marshall; stepchildren, Richard (Kristy) Kipp, Marjorie (Mike Schmitzer) Kipp, Carolyn (John) Carver, Bonnie (Ronald) Lakies, Russell (Benji) Kipp, Melissa (Bob Delaney) Kipp; grandchildren, Shelley (Chris Cooper) Slagle, Jason (Deborah) Heidrich, and Halsey Stanton; great-grandchildren, Tyler Slagle, Cassie Slagle, Zachary Heidrich, Zoey Stanton, Izabela Stanton, Gage Stanton, and Ashley Cooper; great-great grandchild, Bradley Fitzpatrick; several Kipp grandchildren; sister, Marjorie Connor; sisters-in-law, Elaine Baker, Anne Baker, Sharon Baker, and Eleanore Bidelman; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Marion Baker; first husband, Charles Heidrich; husband, Robert Kipp; daughter, Terri Shepard; grandson, Jesse Shepard; step-sons, Kenneth Kipp, and Thomas Kipp; sister, Shirley Draper; brothers, Richard, Gerald, Howard, and Ralph Baker; brothers-in-law, Edward Draper, Rolf Conner, and Bruce Bidelman.
Cremation has been conducted and a graveside memorial service will take place at 11am on Saturday May 4, 2019 at Oakridge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are requested to a charity of one's choice.
MAY 4. 11:00 AM (EDT)
614 Homer Road
Marshall, MI, 49068