John Schipper

Enumclaw resident John L. Schipper died June 10, 2015, with his family at his side.

He was born May 11, 1928, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, where he lived with his family until they relocated to Washington state. He was a lifetime dairy farmer beginning in Auburn, Wash., and later moving to Enumclaw where he farmed for more than four decades before retiring. Prior to that, he served in the U.S. Army where he met his wife, Sue, in Japan. He loved spending time with his family and belonged to Trinity Lutheran Church. After retiring, he and his wife enjoyed traveling all over the United States, Nova Scotia, Canada, Mexico and Alaska. They were part of the “Enumclaw Snowbirds” and had a vacation home in Yuma, Ariz.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 59 years, Hisae Sue; daughters Sherry LaPlant (Don) and Eileen Davis (Mitch); son Greg Schipper (Trudi); brother Pete Schipper (Betty); sister Wilma McGuire (Glenn); and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by sister Anne Schmitke.

He will be laid to rest at Tahoma National Cemetery. A celebration of his life will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 18, at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Services are by Weeks’ Enumclaw Funeral Home.

All may sign the online guest book at

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