Daniel L. Shipe

September 07, 1934 - May 22, 2020

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Daniel L. Shipe, 85, of Pleasant Lake passed peacefully at home with his family at his side on Friday, May 22, 2020.

Daniel was born to Herschel and Iona (Ulmer) Shipe on September 7, 1934.

He married his high school sweetheart, Gladys Huss on September 26, 1953.

He was a lifelong resident of Pleasant Lake.

Mr. Shipe started his own business in 1971, Shipe Well Drilling that he passed on to his three sons.

Daniel loved to watch and play sports. He played on a fast pitch softball team and sponsored a team for several years that included winning a state championship. In retirement, his passion was playing golf that he enjoyed often.

Besides his wife of 66 years, he leaves three sons, Robert (Brenda) Shipe of Angola, Ronald Shipe of Pleasant Lake, and Richard (Brenda) Shipe of Pleasant Lake; four daughters, Diana (James) Penick of Angola, Donna (Mark) Thrasher of Angola, Debra (Gary) True of Angola, and Gloria (Rob) Amstutz of Pleasant Lake; 15 grandchildren Christopher (Erin) Thrasher, Joshua (Tori) Thrasher, Jacob (Amber) Shipe, Coty (Rebecca) Shipe, Benjamin (Jennifer) True, Becky (Trenton) Knox, Bethany (Travis) McDaniel, Daniel (Penny) Shipe, Jennifer (Tyler) Barclay, Jessica (Jack) Conrad, Derick (Ashley) Shipe, Samantha Amstutz, Allison (Shayne) Hamilton, Alexa Davis, and Katie Miller; 18 great-grandchildren: Vera, Jett and Dash Thrasher, Wren Thrasher, Micah, Levi, Gabriella and Asher Shipe, Luke, Jase and Dylan True, Finnian and Ella McDaniel, Brynlee and Hollis Knox, Austin and Cameron Penick, Brena Barclay; a sister, Betty Rohm of Butler; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, Robert Shipe; and a sister, Velma Smoker.

Private family services will be held with Pastor Norm Fuller officiating. Burial will be in Carter Cemetery, Pleasant Lake.

In lieu of flowers, the family has established a memorial fund with the Steuben County Community Foundation. Donations can be made online at steubenfoundation.org. or your favorite charity in Daniel’s name.

Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel, 612 North Main Street, Hudson is assisting the family with arrangements.

Share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Barbara Hendrick and craig Walker
June 3rd, 2020 8:09pm

Our deepest sympathy to the entire Shipe family. We are very sorry to hear about your loss.

Bill & Marie Barge
May 31st, 2020 7:55pm
Angola, IN

Your family is in our thoughts & prayers. We send our love & sympathies!

Randy Tanner
May 29th, 2020 7:49pm
Edon, Ohio

I am sooooo sorry for your loss. I always remember with fondness the many family get-togethers that I was a part of over the years. May God bring His peace to you all.

Matthew moore
May 28th, 2020 4:03pm
Monroe ohio

Todd Clouse
May 28th, 2020 11:13am

Gary Neuman
May 27th, 2020 7:12pm
Angola, IN

So sorry to hear about Dan, am truly heartbroken. What a fantastic guy and friend. Had many great conversations through the years at my parents store. A huge loss to everyone who knew and loved him. God Bless all of you

Maxine Morley
May 27th, 2020 3:15pm
Crooked Lake

Danny was always special to me. I will always remember the times we talked about racing down the road. I loved him .

Ville Tikkanen
May 26th, 2020 6:46pm

My condolences. I remember him as a fun, caring and active grandpa who gave a beautiful example of gratitude for his family. "For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven." May our gracious God guide and protect you all during the time of sorrow and longing.

Jeff and Sandee Sager
May 26th, 2020 1:24pm
Angola, Indiana

We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for your entire family through these difficult times.

Bill and Lorene Penick
May 26th, 2020 12:40pm
Angola, Indiana

We are so sorry for your loss. The family are in our prayers.

Judy Rudolph
May 25th, 2020 11:04pm
Milan, Indiana

Gladys and family, I am thinking of you at this time. I have enjoyed Dan's and your friendship through the years. Your family has meant a lot to me and you were special neighbors. Love, Judy

Gary & Kim Anderson
May 25th, 2020 9:50pm

So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

Don Waymire
May 25th, 2020 7:39pm
Commerce, MI

Danny was very special to the Waymire family especially to Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Shipe family.

Rich and Cheryl Rudolph
May 25th, 2020 4:42pm

I always enjoyed talking to your father, there were many stories from living at Pleasant Lake

Brian Rudolph
May 25th, 2020 2:40am

To Gladys and family, Andrea and I want you and your family to know our that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. My family could write a book about all the nice things Dan and your family have done for us. Brian, Andrea, and Carter Rudolph

Lisa Tichler
May 25th, 2020 2:36am
Auburn, IN

Great man!! Love you all!! Prayers for your family!!

Dan & Wendy Huss
May 25th, 2020 12:53am
Scottsdale, Az

Dan was my uncle. As a kid growing up, I can remember the Thanksgiving & Christmas dinners we had. The were full of love and laughter. They were just a great time and it all started with Uncle Dan & Aunt Gladys!

Mark Schuyler
May 24th, 2020 10:22pm

Such a special guy, I was best man for Dan when he married Gladys. I will truly miss him and it was an honor to know and have Das as a life long friend. R.I.P. Dan ... Sorry for the loss . Thoughts and prayers for the Shipe family.

Deb Cook
May 24th, 2020 9:53pm

Thoughts and Prayers are with the Shipe family. I thought the world of Danny and will certainly miss him! Dad and I talk about him at Hidden Valley and say we’re going to do a “Danny” when we use our putters from 50-100 yards away from the green. Great Guy!

Dawn (Watson) Keen
May 24th, 2020 3:36pm
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Remember first time I met him he called me (Sunshine) because of my name. Always fun to be around, had a great sense of humor. Very loving father and family man. Sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you and your family.

Ginger Kramer
May 24th, 2020 2:31pm

He was always so welcoming and caring. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Casey Anderson
May 24th, 2020 1:54pm

So sorry to hear. He was a great man, we all enjoyed having him around during golf. I’m more than sure he has left everyone with some amazing memories, Thinking about you all.

Suzanne Brown
May 24th, 2020 1:42pm
Auburn IN

Donna and family, I’m so sorry for your lose.

James (Jim) Miller
May 24th, 2020 12:15pm

I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband, father, grandfather. I always considered him as a man to admire. I used to enjoy being around him at the "Oliver Store". I know that his good qualities of hard work and respect were passed on to his sons and especially to his granddaughter Jessica. Jessica's expertise helped my back more than she will ever know. Your family will be in my family's prayers during this difficult time.

Brenda Cunningham
May 24th, 2020 11:56am

Gloria and family, I’m so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Praying you sense Gods loving arms of comfort.

Menno & Ada Wagler
May 24th, 2020 11:16am
Hudson, In

Our prayers for your family through this time of great loss. Having done business with Dan & his sons for many years, I will always remember a man of great integrity. God bless your family!

Ron and Mendy Penick
May 24th, 2020 10:32am

We are so sorry for your loss.

Joe and Joan Nagler
May 24th, 2020 2:44am
Stuart, Fl

So sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Gladys and all your family. Our love to you all. God Bless

Coty Shipe
May 24th, 2020 12:27am
Ventura, CA

I am sad because he was a truly great man. I’m happy because I am surrounded by the most amazing family he and Grandma made.

Kevin &Lisa Stockwell
May 23rd, 2020 11:18pm

Our deepest sympathy to everyone. Keeping your family in our prayers for comfort and strength.

Angie Stackhouse Sauter
May 23rd, 2020 9:42pm

So many people from our community are mourning with you. Dan touched so many lives.. The Family of Ora and Rita Stackhouse send our deepest condolences. We are praying for you and hope that you feel Gods presence.

Alan and Brenda Lockhart
May 23rd, 2020 9:19pm
Ashley, IN

We are so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family during this difficult time.

Rea Klink and family
May 23rd, 2020 9:02pm

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your whole family!

Mary Ramsey and family
May 23rd, 2020 7:49pm
Pleasant lake

Our deepest condolences.

Sara Wright
May 23rd, 2020 6:17pm
Angola, IN

My deepest sympathy to you Gloria and you family. You now have a special Angel watching over you.

Nancy Kirk
May 23rd, 2020 4:56pm
Kendallville, IN

Debra, sorry to hear of your fathers passing. my prayers are with you and your family. Nancy

Mattie McLaughlin
May 23rd, 2020 1:32pm
Highlands Ranch,, Colorado

I extend my sincere Christian sympathy to you at this time of loss to you. We go back so very many years and have such great memories to share. In Christian love, Mattie

Angie Lortie
May 23rd, 2020 12:55pm
Albion, In

Sorry to hear of your loss. With memories, he will live forever in your hearts. Hugs and prayers for all of you!