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Kathleen Lipka

February 14, 1949 — May 1, 2024

Kalamazoo, MI

It is with great sorrow that our dear mother Kathleen Ruth Lipka sadly and suddenly passed away on May 01, 2024, at the age of 75. She was born in Battle Creek, MI and adopted by Donald and Virgina Hockett. She was raised in Parchment and was a lifelong resident of Southwest Michigan.

 She was an amazing mother and grandmother, who was always there for them. She was survived by two children, 4 grandchildren, and a former husband, and a long-term boyfriend. She was a loving mother and grandmother, who helped raise and was a part of her grandchildren’s daily lives.

She was fond of make-up and beauty products stemming from her time at the JCPenney makeup counter. She later worked for the Post Office where she retired after 20 plus years of service. She was an avid reader like her late father and was fond of true crime and Steven King novels. 

A memorial service will be held on June 9th, 2024, for further details and information please contact the family at

While at please take time to sign Kathleen’s guestbook and/or share your favorite memory with her family. 

The Lipka family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home and Cremation Society, 409 South Main Street, Vicksburg, MI 49097 (269) 649-1697.


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