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David P. Schippers, Jr.

Published September 29,2018

Obituary's Biography:

David Phillip Schippers, Jr., age 88, a resident of Grayslake, passed away on Friday, September 28, 2018 at his home. He was born on November 4, 1929. David was an attorney for 59 years, a member of St. Gilbert Catholic Church and a life long White Sox fan. David is survived by his devoted wife, Jacquelin, of 66 years. He is further survived by his 10 children, Kate Schippers (Michael Batka), David Schippers III ( Pat Connor), Tiyi Schippers (David Bunce), Ann Schippers Winter (Bob Winter), Colleen Schippers Margolis (Lou Margolis), Hon. Thomas Schippers (Carol), Kevin Schippers (Beth), Dr. Mimi Schippers ( Robert Scott Bullock, Marc Pagani), Patrick Schippers (Trisha), Peter Schippers (Dr. Laura Taylor); 26 grandchildren; and 29 great grandchildren. A visitation is scheduled for Monday, October 1, 2018 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral mass is scheduled for Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 11:00am at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held at Wascott Cemetery, in Wascott, WI. For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

13 replies on “David P. Schippers, Jr.”

  1. David.

    My sincere condolences to you and your entire family. I enjoyed meeting your father during the book tour and found him to be charming and riveting. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Tiyi, Dave, Rachael, Zak, Ezra,Lyndsie,Arra and all the Shippers clan,
    Please accept our heart felt condolences on the loss of your father/grandfather. What a remarkable human being. My you find comfort in the love of family and friends.

  3. I loved this man! I saw him in his roles as a friend, husband, father and public figure. What an inspiration he was! Prayers for repose of his soul and for dear wife Jackie and family.

  4. David was the best: husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend. He was an amazing attorney. He was a great author, bike rider, and story teller. Most of all he was a great human being. To Kate, Tiyi, Annie, Colleen, Mimi, Dave, Tom, Kevin,Pat, and Pete, your loss is enormous and no amount of words can change that. Just know you have a guardian angel now watching your backs. I wish. I could be there for all of you and of course to Jackie. I love you all and my heartfelt sympathy is with you. Anything I can do please don’t hesitate to ask.

  5. David was a great friend and legal counselor and I know he will be missed.
    May The Lord Bless him and his family.

  6. So sorry I missed attending the services, I just learned of the sad news this evening. I have many great memories at the Schippers house in Northbrook.

    Thinking of everyone in the Schippers family today, sorry for your loss.

    Pete Siebert

  7. He was a man who truly made a difference and shared his experiences with genuine interest in being a part of something better. He contributed much to his community and beyond… through his children and his legal career. His commitment to character was evidenced by his working hard and achieving a balanced life. May all the children and grandchildren continue to honor his legacy and be comforted in your time of personal separation. God’s blessings.

  8. I am very sorry I missed the services. I just heard. I met Dave through my father, Clarence years ago in the Schippers, Betar years. A man of faith, boundless energy and blessed with as keen a mind as I’ve ever encountered, he was truly kind and possessed a wonderful wit.

    Though I haven’t seen him in several years, just knowing I shared a planet with such a man gave me great comfort. I will miss him.

  9. Our family just learned of the sad news, and we are praying for the Schippers family. My father, Jerry Gotsch, and Dave worked together on the Chicago Organized Crime Strike Force in the early 1960’s, and he said Dave was the best prosecutor with whom he ever worked. I visited and spoke with Dave on many occasions – most recently after my father’s passing. He was a man of great moral courage, soaring intellect, and unassailable integrity, which were demonstrated time and again during his prosecutorial service, his legal career, and his Congressional committee appointment. To paraphrase the psalmist, justice and righteousness were clearly the foundation of his character. As one of the last of his kind, he will be greatly missed! Our sympathies are with the entire Schippers family.

  10. Jack and I send our condolences to Jackie and family. We are saddened by David’s passing and hope you know what a special man he was. He was courageous, honorable, and a man who was always in search of the truth. Thank you for sharing him with other like-minded seekers of truth and justice.

    Pam and Jack Nance
    Oklahoma City, OK

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