Harley Herman “Terry” Stipp III

Harley Herman “Terry”  Stipp III, of LaGrange, Illinois passed away on April 15, 2017 at the age of 72, after a two year battle with cancer. He was born on January 27, 1945 in Des Moines, Iowa to Josephine and Harley Stipp, Jr. and spent his childhood and young adulthood in Iowa. After graduating from Forest City, Iowa High School he attended Colorado College, Waldorf College and graduated from Drake University, receiving a BA in 1968. He was married to Diane Davis in October, 1968 and then was quickly drafted into military service in the Army. He proudly served one year in Vietnam, 101st Airborne Division. After returning from duty, he received his MBA from Drake University in 1971. He and Diane moved to Illinois to begin his first job for Electro-Motive Division of General Motors, retiring in 2002.  After retirement,  he started working at Basa Marine as parts manager, retiring in 2015. He loved boats, Corvettes and entertaining family and friends at his Michigan lake cottage. Harley is survived by his wife Diane of nearly 49 years, his daughter Jennifer (James Nolan) of Chicago, his sister, Rebecca (Dan)Young of Sarasota, Florida, six nieces and nephews and many friends and relatives. A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, April 21 from 3 until 9pm at Hallowell & James Funeral Home 1025 W. 55th St, Countryside, with  Military Honors to be presented at 7pm. Cremation rites were accorded privately. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Red Cross or AMVETS would be appreciated. Service Info: (708) 352-6500

7 Replies to “Harley Herman “Terry” Stipp III”

  1. Hello,

    Harley was an extremely friendly person! He always had a smile on his face. We would see him outside working in the yard at the lake cottage. You’re in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

    Karen Flegel
    daughter-in-law of Robert and Evelyn Flegel, Edwardsburg

  2. Harley was a real professional in his field of work. He was level headed and a great decision maker. We also had many great luncheons together with Bob Petranek. He will most certainly be missed. Our prayers go out to him and his family.

  3. Harley was a real professional in his field of work. He was level headed and had the ability to make the decisions required of a first class manager. I enjoyed our many luncheons accompanied by Bob Petranek from the Accounting Dept. Harley and I had a great love for boats and that always got into our discussions. Harley will most certainly be missed by all of his friends and relatives. Our prayers go out for Harley and his precious family.

    Roger & Vida Kaspar, Valparaiso, IN, formerly from Edwardsburg, MI

  4. Deepest sympathy to the Stipp family. Harley was a fantastic man to work with and l loved his sense of humor. I worked in the Accounting Department and had many dealings with Harley. My prayers to to all of you. God Bless!

  5. The whole Martin family (his lucky neighbors at the lake) mourn the passing of such a wonderful figure as Harley. He was so kind to my mother, especially in her years of being alone at the lake, and that–as well as all the other kindnesses and help and just general friendliness of Harley–endeared him to every one of us. We will miss him deeply and never forget him.

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