Obituaries » Father Laurence Eugene Tippmann

August 27, 1933 - January 3, 2019

Funeral Service Date
January 12, 2019
Funeral Service Time
10:30 am

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Father Laurence Eugene Tippmann Jr, 85, of Fort Wayne died January 3, 2019 at Saint Anne’s Home with his brothers and sisters at his side. Father Larry was born to the late Laurence and Mary Tippmann in Gary, IN. on August 27, 1933. He was a Catholic Priest with the Diocese of Fort Wayne South Bend for over 49 years. He attended St. Jude Grade School, Central Catholic High School. After school he worked with his father and brothers at Tippmann Engineering, before serving in the U. S. Army in Korea and Japan during the Korean War. Hearing the call to the priesthood, he entered the seminary at St. Gregory in Cincinnati, OH. Father Larry worked at several different parishes in the Diocese including Queen of Angels, St. Charles Borromeo and was pastor St. John the Evangelist Goshen and St. Joseph Parish Fort Wayne. With his whole heart Father Larry loved being a priest. Father loved his parishioners and his family. He enjoyed his horses, snow skiing and ski trips with his nieces and nephews. Father Larry is survived by brothers; Donald (Marie)Tippmann, Gene (Marilyn)Tippmann, John (Jackie)Tippmann, Vince (Lois)Tippmann, Denny (Mary) Tippmann and Tom (Marybeth) Tippmann; Sisters Helen (John) McCarthy, Ginny (Dave) Perkins, Sally (Rick) Ley, Nancy (Steve) Henry and Carlie (Paul) Eisaman; Sisters-in-law Laurel Tippmann, Ann Tippmann-Reitz, and Barb Tippmann, along with 130 nieces and nephews, 699 great nieces and nephews and 231 great great nieces and nephews. Father Larry was preceded in death by his sister Mary Ann and her husband Ed Bobay; sister Carol Ann Hrncharik Hain, brothers Joseph, Robert, and Tony Tippmann. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am, with calling 9am to 10:30, Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 4916 Trier Rd with Bishop Kevin Rhoades Officiating. Calling also Friday, January 11, 2019, 4pm – 9pm at the church with a Vesper Service at 6pm and a Rosary at 7:30pm. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery. Preferred memorials are to Father Larry’s Catholic Education Fund, c/o the Mary Cross Tippmann Foundation, 9009 Coldwater Road, 46825, or Masses. The Family would like to thank Father Larry’s, friend and classmate, Helen Doyle for all she did for him in his later years.

Visitation Information:

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

Phone: 260-482-2186

Address: 4916 Trier Rd. Fort Wayne IN, 46815

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
Evening Vesper Service
at 6pm with a Rosary at 7:30pm

Visitation Date

January 11, 2019

Visitation Time

04:00 pm – 09:00 pm

Additional Info

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
Evening Vesper Service
at 6pm with a Rosary at 7:30pm

Funeral Service Information:

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

Phone: 260-482-2186

Address: 4916 Trier Rd. Fort Wayne IN, 46815

Service Date: January 11, 2019

Service Time: 4:00 pm

Service Notes: calling from 9am -10:30am

Funeral Service Date

January 12, 2019

Funeral Service Time

10:30 am

Additional Info

calling from 9am -10:30am

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