Doyt L. Sipe

Doyt L. Sipe, 89, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. He was a former longtime resident of Willshire, Ohio and had resided at Adams Woodcrest in Decatur for the past several months. He had wintered at Florida Camp Inn for over 15 years. He was born on Thursday, January 12, 1928 in Adams County to Earl E. and Alma L. (Raudenbush) Sipe. He was married on March 28, 1948 in Willshire, Ohio to Patricia J. Noll.

He was a graduate of Pleasant Mills High School, where he played varsity basketball. He retired in 1983 from International Harvester with 29 years of service and in 1990 he retired from the Ohio Highway Patrol with four years of service. He also enjoyed farming with his father in Blue Creek Township.

He attended the Decatur Church of God, was a former member of the Willshire Lion's Club, and served as a board member of the Willshire Town Council. He was a Van Wert County Democrat committeeman and was a state officer of the Ohio Rural Letter Carriers Auxiliary.

He was a cancer survivor. He was proud of attending his grand and great-grandkids sporting events. He was an avid Ohio State, University of Michigan, Cincinnati Reds, and New York Yankees fan.

He is survived by three daughters, Sandra (Dale) Schwartz of New Bremen, Ohio; Carolyn Archer of Decatur; and Susan (Duane) Roehm of Willshire, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Marcia (Dennis) Hoffhines of Rockford, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, David (Laura) Schwartz; Christine Schwartz; Nichole (Eric) Hawkins; Denise (Jeremy) Rodeffer; Brandon (Alicia) Bates; Brenden (Marci) Bates; Gregory Roehm; Cameron (Melissa) Roehm; Ryan (Kelly) Sipe; Carey (Brook) Sipe; and Scott (Mindy) Sipe; and 21 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by is parents; his wife on January 26, 2008; son, Ronald D. Sipe; and sister, Betty Moser.

Visitation will be from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 3 and two hours prior to the 1:00 p.m. funeral service on Sunday, June 4 at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur. Officiating will be Pastor Sandy Hildebrand and Rev. Dr. Robert Brink. Burial will be at Decatur Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Willshire Youth Activities or Adams County Community Foundation-Heart Fund.

Arrangements provided by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur. To sign the online guestbook, visit