Eric Paul Zipp, 96, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg

Eric Paul Zipp, 96, Whitewater, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg, WI.

Eric was born on July 24, 1923 in West Allis, WI to Paul and Wanda (Miller) Zipp. He graduated from West Allis High School. Eric served his country in the United States Army from 1943-1945 during World War II including landing on Omaha Beach a few days after the invasion. He also was called up and served during the Korean Conflict from 1950-1951. Eric married Lois Scharfenberg in Hartland, WI on October 3, 1959. He worked for the State of Wisconsin as an assistant superintendent for the state parks and forestry department. Eric enjoyed archery, bowling, gardening, hunting and fishing. He was a member of the American Legion Post 173 and the Whitewater Seniors in the Park. He was a member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Whitewater, WI.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Lois, Whitewater; children Kurt (Barbara) Zipp, Darien, WI, Alan (Mary) Zipp, Waukesha, WI; Grandchildren Erik (Erica) Zipp, Alex (Jodi) Zipp, Aaron Zipp, Benjamin Schultz, Nancy Schultz; Great Grandchildren Malory, Gunner, Bode Zipp, Logan Zipp, Ruby Zipp, Lucas Zipp, Brittany Schultz. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Walda O’Hara.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 116 Church St, Whitewater, WI 53190

The Nitardy Funeral Home, Whitewater, WI is assisting the family, to add a condolence to the family visit our website at

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