Elzin Albert Kipker, 86, Warsaw, passed away at 4:09 p.m., Dec. 11, 2016, in Kosciusko Community Hospital.
He was born Oct. 16, 1930 in Warsaw to Riley and Eva Viola (Neer) Kipker. He was a lifetime resident of Warsaw. On April 8, 1955 in Warsaw he married Dorcas McConnell.
He worked for Arnolt Corporation as Maintenance and a Welder with 40 years of service and he was also a self-employed farmer. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict from 1950–1954 as a Metalsmith/Fireman. He was lifetime member of the American Legion Post #49 in Warsaw.
He is survived by his wife, Dorcas Kipker, Warsaw; sons: Edward Allen (Tylynna) Kipker, Warsaw; Jerald Andrew (Lisa J.) Kipker, Akron; a daughter, Lisa (Kevin Keats) Kipker, Fort Wayne. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Lynzy (Paul) Finnegan, Bloomington; Austin (Ashley) Caudill, Warsaw; Nicole Caudill, Warsaw; and four great grandchildren: Grayla Finnegan, Chandler Caudill, Brynly Caudill and Isaiah Valdez.
He was preceded in death by his sister; Hazel Marie Kipker.
A funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, with Pastor Steve Rahn officiating. Burial will take place in Oakwood Cemetery with Military Honors by the Warsaw American Legion Post 49 and the VFW Post 1126. Visitation will be at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel in Warsaw from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15.
Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post #49, 301 N. Buffalo Street, Warsaw, IN. 46580 or The Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko, 3489 E. 100 South, Pierceton, IN. 46562.
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