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Kip G. Kimberely

Obituary for Kip G. Kimberely

May 17, 1972 - August 31, 2021
Holland, Michigan | Age 49


Kip Gregory Kimberley, age 49, of Holland, MI, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 31 at home after lifelong challenges he valiantly confronted throughout his childhood and adulthood. As a Vietnamese war orphan, he was adopted at the age of 4 by Philip A. Kimberley and Jane G. Kimberley and lived in Holland MI, Vail CO and Centralia IL during his childhood. Kip attended Missouri Military Academy in Mexico MO and graduated from Lakeland Senior High School, Florida Southern College with a BA and Western Michigan University with an MA. His work experience included Hall Director at Eastern Washington University in Cheney WA, Residential Faculty and Activities Director at Missouri Military Academy, Resident Director at Thomas More Prep – Marion High School in Hays KS, Housing Coordinator in Odessa TX, Assistant Manager Walmart in Pecos TX and most recently a produce position at D & W in Holland. Kip's passion was serving as a high school volleyball official which he did for 18 years in 6 different states, including West Michigan where he was actively participating just days before his death. Kip loved young children, especially his niece and nephew and great nieces and nephews.

Kip was preceded in death by his father, Philip Kimberley. He is survived by his mother Jane Kimberley of Virginia Beach VA, siblings Stacy (Frank) Bottone of Cary NC, Kristen (Bryan) Stambaugh and their children Kyle and Megan of Virginia Beach VA, his aunts and uncles Barb Gregory of Fredericksburg VA, Bill (Beth) Gregory of Urbana IL , Donna (Jim) Brooks of Holland MI, David (Joycelyn) Kimberley of Shelbyville MI and many cousins and great-nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to Casey Marietta and Rick Van Til for their dedicated personal attention to all of Kip's many struggles, both physical and emotional, these past few years and to the many medical caregivers who provided Kip with outstanding care as well.
Per Kip's wishes cremation will take place and there will be no service. Donations in Kip's memory would be gratefully accepted by Ladder Homes, Inc. (PO Box 1021, Holland MI 49422 or online at or a mental health organization of your choice. To leave a condolence and for more information, please visit

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Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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