Victoria Lynn (Jacques) Lippens

MANISTIQUE, Mich. — Victoria Lynn (Jacques) Lippens entered eternal life surrounded by her family on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at the U.P. Health Systems in Marquette. She was born on May 17, 1951, in Escanaba, Mich., to Fred and Joyce (Roberts) Jacques. She was the oldest of nine children. She graduated from Romeo High School and shortly after her family moved to Gladstone.

Victoria attended college at Bay de Noc College in Escanaba, Mich., and received a degree in nursing. She moved to Spokane, Wash., and worked for many years as a psychiatric nurse at Sacred Heart Medical Center. She later moved to Green Bay, Wis., where she and her husband, Patrick Lippens, owned and operated the North Star Motel.

Victoria was a very devoted Christian, volunteering her time and talent to the Church and sharing her remarkable unity of spirit. She was always willing to help those in need and went out of her way to make a difference in their lives, never expecting anything in return. She loved music, cooking, gardening and had an amazing talent of making crafts. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

Victoria is survived by her three children, Craig (Jennifer) Hanson and their children Zachary, Morgan, and Ashley of Oregon, Wis., Heidi (Larry) Beauchamp and their children David, Devin, and Lily of Gladstone, Hannah Lippens and her daughter, Rosallie of Green Bay, Wis. She is also survived by her mother, Joyce Jacques of Escanaba; brother, Mike (Jean) Jacques of Gladstone; sisters, Gloria (Greg) Castillo of Racine, Wis.,, Linda (Harold) Dickerson of Ocala, Fla., Becky Jacques of Gladstone, Mary (Dale) Bellefeuil of Bark River, Donna (Bruce) Deno of Gladstone, Christina (Dan) Nault of Howell, Mich., and Nicole (Paul) Beauchamp of Grand Ledge, Mich.; several aunts, uncles, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Her father, Fred, and husband, Patrick preceded Victoria in death.

Victoria’s family will receive friends on Friday Jan. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Flat Rock. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Fr. Francis Dobrzenski officiating. Luncheon will follow in the Fr. Matt Hall.

Burial will take place in the spring in the Escanaba Township Cemetery. Victoria’s family would like to give special thanks during her last days to U.P. Health Systems and to the Schoolcraft Medical Care Staff for her care where she had resided for the past four and a half years. Special thanks to her sister, Mary Bellefeuil, for the care that she provided to Victoria for many years.

The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone are assisting the family. Please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com where you can express your sympathy to the family.