Traverse City Record-Eagle

February 20, 2013

David Pipoly

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — KINGSLEY — David Pipoly, 52, of Kingsley, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. David was born to Andrew and Mary (Matecun) Pipoly on Oct. 19, 1960, in Muskegon.

David graduated from McBain Public High School in 1979. He married Cheryl Powell on May 18, 1991.

David was a proud employee of Gordon Food Service as a sales serviceman for 20 years.

He and Cheryl raised two daughters, Noelle and Christa.

He enjoyed NASCAR, model rocket launching, working on things in the garage, his tractor and snowmobiles, various carpentry and masonry projects in their home and the family’s animals. But most of all, he loved spending time with Noelle and Christa and supported them in their many interests with school, sports and 4H. Noelle and Christa were the sparkle in his eye, the beat of his heart, the joy of his life. Being a father was his proudest accomplishment and he “always” said how blessed he was for his two beautiful daughters.

David is survived by his wife, Cheryl; daughter, Noelle; parents, Andrew and Mary Pipoly of Cadillac, and in-laws, Mel and Ruth Powell of Manton; siblings, Mary Beth (Kenneth) Zuiderveen of Falmouth, Dianne (Robert) Bowers of McBain; sisters-in-law, Karen (Bob) Dorie and Sue Powell; brother-in-law, David (Sam) Powell; and nieces and nephews, Rebecca (Josh) Parmelee (Logan), Renae (Thomas) Jakubisin (Cayden and Enoch), Kendra (Chris) Jenema (Levi and McKenna), Melissa (Mike) Abbott (Austin and Caleb), Melinda Markham (Stephan and Kaylynn), Holly (Jimmie) Abbott (Evan and Owen), Lindsey Oster (Rileigh and Taylor), Paul Oster and fiancée, Danielle (Aleah, Seth, Madison and Brianna), Rachel and Megan Dorie, Michael and Matthew Powell, Jody and Chad Persons (Tyler and Morgan).

He was preceded in death by his sister Paula Sue Pipoly, and nephew Robert Allan Bowers Jr.

A visitation will be held today, Feb. 20, 2013, at the Kingsley High School gymnasium from 4 to 8 p.m. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the high school gymnasium with visitation one hour prior. A special service for Christa’s school and community will be held at 4 p.m., also at the high school gymnasium. Pastor Spencer Tuttle of Aetna CRC will officiate with Pastor Beth Reum of Manton United Methodist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingsley Carousel 4H Club or United Methodist Church of Manton. Please share your fond memories and condolences at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Kingsley.