Jody Renee Kipp-Houck 43 of Harrison passed on Sunday, July 27, 2014 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Jody was born October 12, 1970 in Clare, Michigan the daughter of Beverly E. Kipp. Jody had resided in Harrison her entire life. On May 23, 2014 in Newnan, Georgia, Jody was united in marriage to the love of her life, Mr. Rodney Gene Houck.
Jody attended and graduated from Harrison Community Schools. Prior to her cancer, Jody was employed at the Houghton Lake Walmart for many years. When she wasn’t working and caring for her family, Jody enjoyed shopping, morel mushroom hunting, snowmobiling, swimming, playing softball and making bracelets. Her favorite time spent was with her family.
Surviving Jody is her loving husband, Rodney Gene Houck of Harrison, her daughter, Mandy M. Houck of Harrison, mother, Beverly E. Kipp and Steve McCall also of Harrison, her best dog and best friend, Roscoe, step son, Nicholas Armitage of Fenton, Michigan, brother, Rick and Annette Kipp of Harrison, two aunts: Chris and John denHeeten of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan and Jane Kipp of Harrison, one uncle, Larry and Fran Kipp and daughter Amy of Indiana, one grandson, Owen Avery, nephew, Kyle Kipp and one niece, Megan Kipp, cousins: Kathy Kipp (Alicia and Kaitlyn), Kelly and John Sulla (Heather, Cody and Haley), Karrie Kipp, Kurt and Kendra Kipp (Madison), Bob and Christine Brauker (Kennedy) and Ashley Brauker. Jody was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frieda and Eugene Kipp and her father and mother in law, Mr. and Mrs. Teddie and Violet Houck.
Funeral services for Jody will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison, with Pastor Eric Pittman officiating. Visitation for family and friends will take place on Thursday from 12:00 p.m. until time of service. Burial will be in Pleasant Plains Cemetery, Harrison. Memorial gifts in memory of Jody may be considered to: Kipp-Houck family, in care of: Rodney G. Houck. To share an online memory or condolence with Jody’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for Jody are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989)539-7810.