He was born April 11, 1947, in Terre Haute, as the son of Max and Roxie Hibbs Kumpf.
He graduated from Staunton High School, where he was active in baseball, track, and most notably varsity basketball, from 1963-65. As a left-handed point guard, he was a genius at driving lanes to the basket or passing to an open teammate.
He attended Butler University, Purdue and ISU. A decorated Vietnam War Veterans, Kip served with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Snohomish County. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy Reserves after serving 23 years.
He married Kirstin Bussing May 25, 1985.
Kip had been employed at Pitman-Moore for 12 years ultimately attaining the title of research scientist. He then worked at Danisco as a quality control technician until his retirement in 2009.
An active member of the First Christian Church of Brazil, Kip served as President of the Loyal Berean Class.
He was also a member of American Legion Post 2, and the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 377.
Kip enjoyed scuba diving, tennis, travel, playing cards with friends and attending his children's extracurricular activities.
To commemorate their 25th wedding anniversary, Kip and Kirstin accompanied friends on an Alaskan cruise.
Kip is survived by his wife Kirstin, son Kyle Kumpf and fiance Sarah Weber, Dubuque, Iowa, daughter Olivia Doughty and husband Kurt, Quantico, Va., son Zachary Kumpf, Brazil, mother-in-law Sipriana Bussing, Brazil, brother Dwight Kumpf and wife Debbie, Titusville, Fla., sister Pamala Pell, Brazil, brother Kevin Kumpf and wife Romala, Brazil, sisters-in-law Melanie Taylor and Cecilia (Chuck) Miles, brother-in-law Eric Bussing, and other extended family.
Kip was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law John E. Bussing, and brother-in-law John E. Bussing Jr.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, at Moore Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 1, at the funeral home, with Pastor Chris Gregg officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Summit Lawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to SOS, PO Box 783, Brazil, Ind., 47834, or Cornerstone Christian Academy, 1845 W. U.S. 40, Brazil, Ind., 47834.
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