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James Michael

James Michael Lippert “Mike”

Sunday, July 31, 2022 at the age of 78.

Beloved husband of Pamela Dodd-Lippert. Cherished father of Kristin Woychek and James (Maureen) Lippert. Loving grandfather of Beth, Jenny, and Matt Woychek and Erin and Morgan Lippert.  Dear brother of Linda Bartel.  Dear brother-in-law of Larry (Diane) Dodd, Leslie (Jim) Flint, Tony (Amy) Dodd and Helen Dodd.  Further survived by other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents Roland and Evelyn Lippert.

Family and close friends will gather to celebrate Mike on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at the Heritage Funeral Home 1901 N. Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202 from 2:00 PM until A Time of Sharing at 3:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers memorials to Milwaukee Repertory Theater or Elaine’s Hope at the Lutheran Home.

Mike served as a police sergeant in Madison for 11 years.  Mike pursued a career in funeral service. He worked with his father at the Lippert Funeral Home in Sheboygan for 24 years afterward moving to Milwaukee and serving the remainder of his 40-year career at area firms.  Mike volunteered in the community with fraternal and civic organizations.  He ushered at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater and volunteered at the Ovation Adult Day Program.

Mike was a friend of Bill W since 1992.  He was active and enjoyed golf, bowling, hunting, music and plays.

A Special Thank You! to “Purple Canoe Club” for their love and support.

Enormous thanks to all the staff at Elaine’s Hope for their kind, loving and patient care of Mike


  1. Dianne Gieryn August 2, 2022 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    I will always remember the good times we had every summer growing up when went to visit Mike & Linda.
    He was a great cousin & loved him dearly. Always had a smile on his face. You will be missed but never forgotten. Love you. Dianne

  2. Maureen Lippert August 3, 2022 at 6:59 am - Reply

    Chocolate chocolate chocolate. We were always in sync when it came to desserts! Back in my late teens and early twenties, my girlfriends and I thought he was the best-looking dad in our friend group. (LOL) I will miss you, Mike.

  3. Mick & Diane Ringeisen August 3, 2022 at 7:16 am - Reply

    Remembering your generous spirit, humor and 40 years of friendship. Rest In Peace dear friend.

  4. John and Gail Allan August 3, 2022 at 1:58 pm - Reply


    We met Pam and Mike on Dawn Beach in 1982 on their honey moon ! Over these many years, we have been so happy to stay in touch with them. We shared other vacations – a cruise and Aruba. – made more wonderful because of this special relationship . Pam and Mike visited us in every place we lived and we visited in Milwaukee and Sheboygan . Mike was a man of joy and happiness. . Mike was always ready with a smile and joke. He took great satisfaction in bringing happiness to his friends. Mike will always be remembered and missed by all who knew him. We are going to try to attach pictures from 1982 in St. Maarten- the first pic we have of the four of us ! Also several from Holland America Cruise 1984. And our 4th of July in Milwaukee 2017. With our love Gail and John Allan

  5. Dawn Adler August 4, 2022 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    We have so many fond memories of Mike and his kindness to his friends at Ovation Communities….the cook out , horse grooming. Art classes, day trip to Sheboygan to see the family funeral home….. his stories kept us laughing and Pam what a wonderful supportive wife! Thinking of you both and sending healing thoughts!
    Dawn and all your friends at Ovation Communites

  6. Charysse Gregorash August 5, 2022 at 10:11 am - Reply

    Mike and Pam were my neighbors in Sheboygan. They were the best neighbors I’ve had. Mike was always willing to help out and he and I shared working in the yards, a little conversation, and peaceful times out in our yards. . Always great people, full of love and friendship. Rest easy Mike. Hugs and love to you Pam. I will be in touch.

  7. JIm Lutz August 5, 2022 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    I was a Oconomowoc HIgh classmate of Mike’s. Always fun-loving and a good friend, back in the day. Will miss him at the upcoming reunion.

  8. Carolyn Jolly August 5, 2022 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    I was a classmate at Oconomowoc High school with Mike. He was a super great guy to know! Will miss him.

  9. Tom LeMoine August 5, 2022 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    I remember Mike from High School and as students at the University of Wisconsin Madison when we would commute from Madison’s north side to the UW campus during my senior year

  10. Sue Zunker Frisch August 6, 2022 at 9:33 am - Reply

    My deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of Mike.I went to high school with Mike.

  11. Rev. Dr. Robert Strey August 6, 2022 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    Mike was a good friend in HS We will miss him at our reunion in Sept.

  12. Mark & Kay Simonson August 7, 2022 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    Remembering with fondness all of our years of friendship! Such special friends Mike & Pam have been! Mark & Kay,

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