Lincoln – William A. Jipson, 90, died Thursday, December 15, 2022, at a Bangor health care facility. He was born January 16, 1932, in Lincoln, the son of Alfred and Ruby (Brooks) Jipson.
Bill grew up in Lincoln and attended schools there. He proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War, and though he rarely spoke of it, participated in the Invasion of the Inchon and was one of “The Chosin Few”, a reference to the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir. He then worked at Lincoln Pulp and Paper for many years and was a founder of Billeen’s Video and Pat’s Pizza in Lincoln. He was known for working hard and putting in long hours.
Bill is survived by six children, William Lindley Jipson, Eldora “Ellie” Jipson Downing, Lynette Krapf, Marion Kafka, William Alfred Jipson, Jr., and Ruby Pryor; nineteen grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; siblings Shirley Kelley, Dora Curtis, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by a daughter, Carrie Jipson; and siblings Madeline Pete, Jemima Jipson, Lillian Russo, and his twin, Fred Jipson.
Graveside services will be held in the spring at the Krapf Family Cemetery in Springfield. Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home, Lincoln. Messages of condolence may be expressed at Bill’s Book of Memories at www.lamsonfh.com.