A gathering of friends will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 5PM until 6:30PM at the Hafemeister Funeral Home. Burial will be at Arlington Park Cemetery in Milwaukee. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to Marquardt Hospice in Jim’s name.
James Lee Tipton was born on April 3, 1930, the son of Lloyd and Frances (Washak) Tipton. James served his country in the United States Army from 1951 to 1959 as an inspector and purchasing agent of electrical equipment. He married the former Shirley Cudnohosky on July 28, 1951 at the Bayview Baptist Church in Milwaukee. They were married for over 51 years.
He worked for Johnson Controls for over 45 years as a quality control manager before retiring as a plant manager in the quality controls department. He got the opportunity to travel all over the world for his job.
He is the last member of his immediate family.
Preceding him in death are his parents, and his wife Shirley who passed on April 24, 2003.
The Hafemeister Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.