Robert E. Schipp, 77, Ferdinand

robert schippRobert E. Schipp, 77, of Ferdinand, died Wednesday (January 20) at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. He was born in Ferdinand July 3, 1938, to Gilbert and Laura (Witte) Schipp. He married Patricia Tempel August 6, 1983, in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church.

Robert was retired from E.H. Hamilton Trucking after 48 years of service. He was a member of St. Ferdinand Church, enjoyed taking drives to look at wildlife, reading, and playing Sheepshead at the Ferdinand American Legion.

He is survived by his wife Patricia; one son, Chris Schipp and wife Jenny, Ferdinand; one daughter, Katie Moeller and husband Scott, Sellersburg; three step-children, Doug Bath, Holland, Eric Bath, North Carolina, and Annette Mattingly, Washington; two grandchildren, Lucas Moeller and Gavin Schipp; three sisters, Clarrisa Schipp, Ferdinand, Norma Schipp, Jasper and Sr. Mary Gilbert, Beech Grove; and one brother, David Schipp and wife Carolyn, Celestine.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and from 7-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m.Saturday at St. Henry Catholic Church with burial following in St. Ferdinand Church Cemetery.

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