David (Dave) Lipka

David (Dave) Lipka, 71 of Bozeman, Montana took his final breath and walked into the arms of Jesus on Monday, August 15, 2011.

Dave was born on March, 21 1940 in Detroit, Michigan to Yolanda Mezo. Growing up, he always took care of his siblings. One of his favorite things to do was spend time out at his grandma and grandpa’s farm. He met the love of his life, Valrie, and they were married on March 4, 1961. Dave was a proud Marine for several years and was honorably discharged in 1962. In 1967 they welcomed their first born, David into the world, and seven years later in 1974 their daughter Dana completed the family.

In 1978, it was decided that the family would move to Bozeman to follow God’s calling on Dave’s life and open a cabinetry business, New Creation Cabinetry. Dave had a reputation for being the best in the area because he had such a high work ethic, and because he was so talented. Everyone was a part of the business, and though the kids didn’t know it at the time, many of life’s lessons were taught while they watched their dad and mom navigate the challenges only small business could have.

New Creation Cabinetry was sold in 1998, and in 2004 when the property sold, Dave & Val went to Lake Ozark, Missouri to start a new business venture.

In 2010, they moved back to Montana.

Dave enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, woodworking, and motorcycles.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Ethel.

Survivors include his wife Valrie of Bozeman; his son David Lipka of Kansas City, KS; his daughter and son-in-law Dana and Philip Potocki; 2 granddaughters Kaitlyn and Amanda all of Traverse City, MI; 2 brothers Peter (Peggy) of Bellevue, WA, Tim (Sue) of Lake Stevens, WA; 2 sisters Johnny (Ed) Grosvenor of Grand Blanc, MI, Cynthia Hanson of San Diego, CA and many nieces and nephews.

An open house to Celebrate Dave’s life will be held at 4:00pm, Thursday, August 18, 2011 at the family home: 4220 Stimson Lane, Belgrade Montana 59714.

In lieu of flowers, please share your memories of David. Flowers last a short time, but your written notes and cards will live on forever.

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