Born: October 11, 1954 - Deceased: April 16, 2022
Kenneth Hipskind of Fairview Heights, Illinois passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois. He was surrounded by family at the time of his death and passed peacefully across the veil having received the Last Rites of the Holy Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his:
Parents, Dr. John and Maxine Hipskind and our dear sister Mary Eileen Hipskind.
He is survived by his:
Daughter, Lori Hipskind-Burdick DaCosse (Robert) and her children Eve and Jack, his sons John Hipskind (Wendy) and their children Hayley and Hadley, and Gregory Hipskind (Emily) and their children Samuel and Reid. He is also survived by his 5 brothers- Dr. S. Gregory Hipskind (Marji), John G. Hipskind (Tracy), Dr. Timothy Hipskind (Caroline), David Hipskind (Sharon) and Patrick Hipskind (Lisa) and three sisters- Elizabeth Hipskind Taylor (Donn), Carolee Hipskind Schrader (David) and Ann Hipskind Hoerner (Kevin) and numerous loving nephews and nieces.
Ken was a graduate of Blessed Sacrament Grade School and Althoff Catholic High School. After serving honorably in the U.S. Navy, he worked for Lockheed-Martin in California as well as the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department. He completed a degree in Business Administration with Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, graduating with honors.
Ken enjoyed attending and watching sports of all types and was a huge Cardinal baseball and Blues hockey fan. In his later years he most enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren upon whom he doted. Ken was a very loving person and had a big heart. He was respected as a very intelligent and passionate man, particularly regarding the causes in which he believed. Ken led a life of belief in Christ’s redeeming love. He will be missed by many.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Blessed Sacrament School.
Visitation: Visitation from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 22, 2022, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 22, 2022, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, with Father Matthew Elie officiating. Interment will follow at Highland City Cemetery, Highland, IL.