Traverse City Record-Eagle

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December 6, 2012

Venward D. Chippewa

PESHAWBESTOWN — Venward Dominick Chippewa, 71, of Peshawbestown, passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Venward was born July 13, 1941, in Northport, the son of Dan Chippewa and Eliza Raphael.

Venward loved flower gardening along with mushroom hunting and just driving around the county. He also enjoyed treasure hunting and had a special skill of creating artwork out of the treasures that he had found.

Venward loved his family and friends and was always ready to party with them. He brought a smile to the faces of everyone who had the privilege to meet him.

Venward is survived by his two children, Lisa Chippewa and David Shutt; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Irene, Russell, Ernest, Albert, Violet, Louise, Dan, Evelyn, Phillip, Mabel, Gordon and Wayne.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, from 5 to 9 p.m., at Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church in Peshawbestown. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., with visitation held one hour prior, on Friday, Dec. 7, also at the church. Burial will follow at Kateri Tekakwitha Cemetery.

Please share thoughts and memories with Venward's family on their online guestbook at

Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.

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