2012-04-19 / Obituaries

Ludwig Max Kipp

October 20, 1929 - April 10, 2012

Ludwig Max Kipp was born on October 20, 1929 in Giddings, Texas to Herman & Marie (Ansohn) Kipp. He graduated from Giddings High School and attended Lamar College in Beaumont. He served in the United States Air Force from July 14, 1951 until receiving his Honorable Discharge on July 13, 1955. He was united in marriage to Mary Helen White on June 17, 1978 at the First United Methodist Church in Houston.

Ludwig was employed with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Houston for over 35 years, retiring as an Engineering Manager on June 14, 1983. Following his retirement after 40 years as an engineer, he and Mary Helen moved back to Giddings where he spent the next 38 years working for his family, friends, cows and himself. Ludwig enjoyed taking care of his cattle and the family land. He spent his time gardening, fishing and wood carving. He enjoyed golf and was a member of the Giddings Senior Golfers and the Bastrop Senior Golfers. He was a member of the Telephone Society of Engineers and attended the First United Methodist Church in Giddings.

Ludwig passed away the morning of Tuesday, April 10, 2012 in Bryan, Texas.

He will be remembered as a quick friend who was even quicker to laugh and tease. He was always willing to lend a hand and help others in need. One would know where they stood with him without any words ever being exchanged. Hard work was his message and he delivered this message by doing it.

Ludwig was preceded in death by his parents, Herman & Marie Kipp; grandson, Justin Sandiford; brother, Richard Kipp and two sisters, Alice Wood & Myrtle Proske and his first wife, and the mother of Kim & Max, Dene (Kipp) Cloud.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Helen (White) Kipp of Giddings; four children, Kim & Billy Chapman of Giddings, Greg Johnson of San Antonio, Laura & Gary Greivenkamp of Seabrook and Max Kipp Jr. of Austin; four grandchildren, Eric Chapman of Giddings, Brian Johnson of Seabrook, Dylan Greivenkamp of Seabrook and Nicole Greivenkamp of Seabrook; one great granddaughter, Ava Johnson of Seabrook; brother, Roy Kipp of Chappell Hill; two sisters, Pearlie Childress of Houston and Grace Underwood of Andrews, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church in Giddings with Rev. Tim Edward officiating.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 West 26th Street, Bryan, Texas 77803.

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