Lloyd Lippman

Lloyd Lippman

Lloyd Lippman

Lloyd Lippman

Lloyd Melvin Lippman, 88, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Billings Clinic, with family by his side. He was born on Jan. 7, 1926, in Granville, N.D., to Arthur and Edna (Dean) Lippman, the oldest of seven children. They grew up on the family farm there. Lloyd was active in the school band and sports.
Lloyd enlisted in the U.S. Army after graduation from the Granville High School in 1944. After basic and individual training in the southwestern United States, he was sent overseas to Cherbourg, France. There, he was sent to the 69th Infantry Division, where he served until the end of World War II in 1945. Immediately after the war, Lloyd served with the occupation force in Germany until 1946. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge with wreath, Bronze Star and other decorations during WWII.
After returning home, Lloyd followed his family to Billings, where he married Eunice Wanda Griggs in May 1949. From this union, they had three boys. Lloyd worked various jobs until joining the Montana Army National Guard in the early 1950s. He served as a full-time technician with the Montana Army National Guard until his retirement with over 30 years of combined military service. He held various administrative positions, retiring with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer (CWO-4).
In retirement, Lloyd enjoyed spending time with his special friend Jeannie Pfeffer and traveling throughout the United States visiting family and friends. His hobbies included camping, bowling, photography, carpentry and genealogy. Lloyd was active as a Shriner, Mason and American Legion member, and also enjoyed meeting up with his Army cohorts at Division Reunions.
Lloyd is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Edna (Dean) Lippman; sisters Virginia Koch and her husband John and Ruth Bracken and her husband Alven; infant Georgia Lippman; and brother-in-law Otto Bang, Jr.
Survivors include his three sons, William (Shari) Lippman, Larry (Dana) Lippman and Raymond Lippman; grandchildren Brittney (Crist) Kennell, Bryan Lippman, Brandon (Jennifer) Lippman, Becki Lippman and Kevin Lippman; great-grandchildren Payton, Jaxon, Gracie, Austin and Kobe; brothers and sister, Russell (Edith) Lippman, Donald (Marilyn) Lippman and Mary Bang; special aunt Margaret McKee; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, 1001 Alderson Ave. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 22, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, with interment to follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
The family wishes to extend a warm thank you to the staff at Waterford Assisted Living (Helena), Marquis Grand Park Assisted Living and Billings Clinic.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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