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Jaime L. (Pipp) Deuling

November 8, 1957 ~ June 20, 2018 (age 60)

Jaime L Deuling, age 60 years of Fremont, went to her Heavenly Home on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Gold Canyon, Arizona. She was born on November 8, 1957, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Thomas J and Arlene Pipp, Sr. Jaime started her business career working for her father in the Stone's Family Shoe Stores in Grand Rapids. She attended Dallas Fashion Merchandising College in Dallas, Texas, where she lived for several years and managed restaurants and bars. Jaime moved back to Grand Rapids where she managed nite clubs and then became the first ever woman Sales Representative for Westside Beer selling Budweiser products. After many successful years with Westside Beer, she started her own company, Pipp Appraisal, which she ran for 10 years. Upon marrying the "love of her life", Gary Deuling, on October 17, 2009, she switched careers again and joined her husband in the auto parts business in Hart, Michigan, where she held the position of Co-Owner and Vice-President of Sales. She held that position until her retirement last year when she slipped on her "June Cleaver Pearls" and became the Queen of the House.

Jaime had the privilege of being the granddaughter of the famous first baseman of the New York Yankees, Wally Pipp Sr.

The following organizations benefited from Jaime’s leadership, organizational and fundraising skills. She was on the Board of Women’s Fellowship, Co-Chair of the Board of Deacons, Member of the Executive Council, Member of the Women’s Bible Study and Kitchen Director all at the Fremont Congregational Church, Fremont, Michigan. She was the Board President of the High Ridge Condominium Association, Member of the McCormick Ranch Women’s Association, Member of the Mountain Brook Village Women’s Bible Study, a member of the Advertising Council for NAPA, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Chairperson of the 2018 Fund Raiser Event for Newaygo County Compassion Home of which she also sat on the Board.   

Surviving are her husband, Gary Deuling, daughter, Sara (Andrew) Strassman and two beautiful grandchildren, Oliver and Magdelena. She has also touched the hearts and lives of many family members and friends that survive her.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 5-8 PM at Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home.  The Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at First Congregational Church, Fremont with Pastor Ray Dekker officiating.  Interment will be at Sherman Township Cemetery. Suggested Memorial: the Newaygo County Circles Program, the Newaygo County Compassion Home or First Congregational Church. You can sign the online guest book at Arrangements are by Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home, Inc of Fremont.

Donations may be made to:

First Congregational Church of Fremont
714 Hillcrest Drive, Fremont MI 49412

Newaygo County Circles Program

Newaygo County Compassion Home
4012 S. Sherman, Fremont MI 49412

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