Marion E. Sipe

    Marion E Sipe, 80, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Woodcrest Retirement Community's Nursing Center.
    He was born on September 29, 1930, in Adams County to Daniel J. and Bernice (Fisher) Sipe.
    On October 30, 1954, he married Barbara A. Jacobs. She preceded him on November 2, 2000.
    Marion retired in 1988 from Central Soya in Decatur. He served many years on the Decatur Housing Authority committee, was a member of American Legion Post 43 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6236 in Decatur, and was a lifetime member of Moose Lodge 1311 in Decatur.
    He served during the Korean War in the United States Army.
    Survivors are a son, Kirk A. Sipe, and a daughter, Rosalind M. Oetting, both of Decatur; a sister, Sammy McNeal of Vero Beach, Florida; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by a brother, Roger D. Sipe, and a granddaughter, Brooke Oetting.
    Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2011, at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur. A Moose memorial service will be held at 8 p.m., following visitation.
    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 15, 2011, at the funeral home. Rev. Eric Stoops will officiate.
    Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, with military graveside rites by American Legion Post 43's color guard.