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    Posted: 24 Aug 2018 at 10:03am

Lippold, Michael Theodore

March 18, 1955 — August 19, 2018

Michael T. Lippold, 63, of Liberty, MO, passed away at his home surrounded by family, following struggles with cancer. Michael was a native of Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from Benson High School. He later honorably served as a submariner for 11 years in the U. S. Navy.

Following honorable discharge, Mike worked for the Winnelson Company in Albequerque, NM and later served as President of the Topeka Winnelson Company. He then was employed at Midway Wholesale in Topeka for 10 years. He most recently worked for the BluLinx Corporation in Centennial, CO and Kansas City, MO.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Donald L. and Doris H. (Andersen) Lippold; brother, Donald Lippold and infant grandson, Parker. He leaves his wife, Julie; children, Elizabeth Lippold, Timothy Lippold (Anna) and Debra Weaver (Shane Graham); step-daughters, Kelley Christensen (Shawn) and Kait O'Keefe (Colton); grandchildren, Nolan, Corbin, Dalton, Jonathan and Amaya; as well as other family members and friends.

A celebration of life service will begin at 11:00 am Saturday, August 25th, at the First Christian Church of Topeka, 1880 SW Gage Boulevard, Topeka, KS 66604. A luncheon for family and friends will be served immediately following the service at the church. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Mike was a PO1(SS), served aboard the USS Georgia SSBN-729 (was aboard during the USS Secota sinking incident), the USS Michigan SSBN-727, and at a Trident Training Facility.
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Re the Tug Sinking.

Late 60s or early 70s at EB.  One of the FBMs put a hole in the EB Tug Three Deuces (Or was it the Kingston II ?) .  Tug made it to the beach  - barely.

Of course, next morning the FBM had a Tugboat Painted on Its Sail and was claiming most FBM Peace Time Tonnage Sunk.


Edited by SaltiDawg - 25 Aug 2018 at 5:04pm
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