Martha Schuppe Tipper, 99 years old, was called to her eternal home on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at The Grove of St. Charles.
She was born January 15, 1922 in Maywood, Ill., the daughter of John Jacob and Anna (Fritzler) Schuppe. She was baptized February 12, 1922 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and confirmed on April 14, 1935. She attended St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Melrose Park, Ill., and graduated from Proviso High School - Class of 1939. During her teen years she had a variety of jobs including working at the Strutzel’s Root Beer Stand in Maywood.
On March 15, 1947 she married John W. Tipper from Maywood. The family moved to West Chicago, Ill. in 1954 and became members of Trinity Lutheran Church.
She worked for various people in West Chicago before starting at American Potash (later known as Kerr McGee Corporation) in 1962. She retired in June 1977 and then in spring of 1978 returned to work at Kerr McGee for several more years. Martha did volunteer work at Trinity Lutheran Church, West Chicago Public Library, and Du Page Senior Citizens Council. In 2001, she moved to Hunt Club Village in St. Charles, Ill. where she organized many social events and started a Saturday breakfast known as “Aunt Martha’s Breakfast Bash.” In October 2014, she moved to Heritage Woods Assisted Living in South Elgin, Ill. and then in January 2017 to Pineview (later named The Grove of St Charles).
Martha will be remembered as a child of God and for her great love of family and friends, her love of playing cards, her love of the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cubs, and her kindness shown to many people.
She is survived by her children, Sandra Heldman (the late Donald) of Brunswick Ohio and Deerfield Beach, Fla., Patricia Macklin (William) of St. Charles, Ill., and William (Anita Swenson) of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; three grandchildren, Brian Heldman (Heather Boyd) of Union, Ky., Rebecca Shuluga (Allan) of Northfield, Ohio, and Jennifer Eifel (Rob) of Sycamore, Ill.; three great-grandchildren Madison Heldman, Claire Eifel, and Alec Eifel, and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents Anna and John Jacob, her husband John, her four brothers and five sisters and their spouses: Karl (Lillian), August (Emma), Jacob (LaDonna), Gerhard (Emma), Erna (Willis) Clark, Frieda (Charles) Stumpf, Lydia (William) Thompson, Emilie (John) Holtz and Hilda (Felix) Buda, her grandchildren Billy and Shaun Macklin, her son-in-law Donald Heldman, and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at Norris-Segert Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 132 Fremont St. (one block north of Washington St. & Main St.) West Chicago, Ill. Visitation on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment is private. Donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 331 George St., West Chicago, IL 60185
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