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Funeral Services for Leaburn Tipp. 83, of Sealy were held Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009 at 2:00 pm from Trinity Lutheran Church in Sealy with the Rev. David Vandercook officiating.  Interment was in the Sealy Cemetery.

Pallbearers for the service were Leon Kollatchny, James “Bubba” Duke, Todd Dierschke, Eric Tipp, Jody Tipp and Justin Tipp. 

Leaburn Franklin Louis Tipp was born to Frank and Louise (Dernehl) Tipp in Bellvilleand baptized on June 13, 1926 at St. John Lutheran Church in Bellville and confirmed on Dec. 22, 1968 at Trinity Lutheran Church by Pastor O.C. Schreiner in Sealy.

He attended School in the Cleveland Community. 

On June 24, 1967 he was united in marriage to Dorothy Lee ( Moore ) White in Bellville , and took on the big job of raising four step-children. 

Leaburn was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He belonged to the American Legion Post #442 and the order of the Sons of Hermann Lodge in Cat Spring since Sept. 9, 1949.

He served his country during WWII in the US Navy on the USS Springfield. 

During his lifetime he owned L. Tipp Trucking Co.

He never knew a stranger and always was willing to help anybody in need to the best of his ability.

He loved a good joke. The best one, of all time, being giving Dorothy a one caret ring that she always hoped for at Christmas. She opened the box and inside was her one caret ring, a brass ring with a carrot stuck on it from out of the garden. Everyone else thought it was funny except Dorothy.

He did a fine job of raising his four stepchildren and would always tell everyone that they were his sons and daughters, no step about it. 

Survivors include: Wife Dorothy (Moore) Tipp; daughters Nieta Lorentz and husband Jack of Brenham, Leilani Howren and husband Larry of Sealy; sons Frank White and wife Karen of Bellville, Hardy White and wife Sharon of Florida; brothers Otis Tipp, Winston Tipp and wife Gloria all of Sealy; grandchildren Kent, Reed, Manda and Pearce Howren of Sealy, Lezlie Askew and husband Travis of Sealy, Tina Johnson and husband Gerald of Brenham.. Stephanie White of Sealy, Keith and Tammy Lorentz of Brenham and Stephan White of Florida; numerous great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Louise Dernehl Tipp, sister, Frances (Tipp) Kern and  sister-in-law, Barbara Tipp. 

Funeral Services were held under the direction of Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel in Sealy.

Posted by Joy Neely


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