Susan Kipker of Schoolcraft, Age 74, died peacefully on February 24, 2022, surrounded by her family, including her granddogs, in a room filled with prayer and love. Sue was born January 23, 1948 in Kalamazoo to Rex and Iva (Case) Gettys. Sue was preceded in death by her parents.

Surviving are her husband, Jerry; children: Jason Kipker and Josh (Julie) Kipker; granddaughter, Olivia; and sister: Nancy (Rick) Ullrey; and several nieces and nephews. Please join us at a Life Story Visitation on Thursday (MAR 3) 5-7 p.m. at Betzler Life Story Funeral Homes, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo 269-375-2900. A Life Story Service will be held at Friday (MAR 4) 11 a.m. also at the funeral home with a reception following in the Life Story Center where food, drinks, and stories will be shared. Burial at Mt. Ever Rest Memorial Park. Visit Susan’s webpage at to archive favorite memories, photos, and sign her guestbook. Memorial contributions may be made to SPCA of Southwest Michigan or Kalamazoo Humane Society.

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