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William "Bill" Frederick Lipstreu

July 2, 2012 by Anonymous

Thursday, January 10, 1924
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012 - 10:30am
Springtown Cemetery
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at White's Funeral Home
Memorials may be made to: 
Contributions may be made in Bill's name to the First United Methodist Church of Springtown, 109 West Third St., Springtown, TX 76082 or Boyd for the purchase of school supplies for needy children.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Springtown

William "Bill" Frederick Lipstreu

William "Bill" Frederick Lipstreu was born January 10, 1924 in Aubrey to Otis Arthur and Lula Adams Keen Lipstreu. He graduated from Aubrey school in 1940 and entered North Texas state Teachers College (now NTSU). He left school in 1942 and entered the United States Air Force graduating as a pilot and second lieutenant in June 1944 and began serving in Okinawa June 1946 for ten months flying transport flights.

Bill married Lynelle "Nell" Baker in May 1947 residing in Denton as he finished his college education with a master's degree. In 1949 he began teaching business subjects at Boyd High School. In 1953 he became principal and later in 1956 superintendent. He remained in Boyd until 1970. Bill moved to Springtown as a principal until his retirement in 1986 where Lipstreu Elementary in Springtown is named for him. He was a 50 plus year member of the Boyd Masonic Lodge and a member of the Eureka Lodge in Springtown.

Retirement was a great time for them at the Circle W RV Ranch in Rockport. Bill loved to fish, play golf, play cribbage and Texas Hold em. He also volunteered at the Live Oak Elementary School in Rockport. He was able to enjoy most of these until April of this year when congestive heart failure weakened him and he returned home to Wise County. Bill loved Rockport and has many close friends at the Circle W. He was a perfect gentleman with a kind forgiving heart and was loved by many.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nell; daughter, Mykel Blanchard; infant grandson, Eric Gromatzky; and his brother, Dr. Otis Keen Lipstreu, professor at University of Colorado in Boulder.

Survivors: daughter, Sandy Brown and husband, Richard of Boyd; grandsons, Donny Brown and his son, Luke both of Springtown, Barry Brown and wife, Michelle and their daughter, Jaycee all of Boyd; special friends, Ruth and C. L. Carlisle of Springtown; all former students and good friends at Circle W in Rockport.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brock at Brock High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *Senior Night & District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 9

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, March 12

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Abilene Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Boswell Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Richland Tournament, Times TBA.

Monday, March 16

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Orange at Brock High School Tournament at Canyon West Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats JV vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Joshua, 6:00 pm. *District Game.

Tuesday, March 17

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Lake Ridge JV Tournament at Mansfield National Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats at Granbury, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

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