Milo “Mike” Sipes

August 12, 1939 ‒ September 28, 2014

Galion, Ohio

Milo “Mike” Sipes, 75, of Galion died Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

Born August 12, 1939, in Galion, he was the son of Maurice M. and Bonita E. (Price) Sipes. He married Karen (Case) Sipes on April 22, 1988 and she survives.

He was a graduate of Galion High School in 1958 and served two years in the United States Marine Corp. He retired as a supervisor from Galion Peabody in 2000 and also worked at Covert Manufacturing and McClain, both in Galion. He was currently working at Holcker Hardware in Crestline. Mike was a member of Galion Elk’s Club, umpired Little League baseball and coached Babe Ruth. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and watching the Cleveland Indians.

In addition to his wife he is survived by daughters Leslie (Mike) Justice of Mt. Gilead; Lisa (Gary) Bellew of Galion and Laurie Clum (Dave Nixon) of Mansfield; son Rocky (Lisa Bates) Sipes of Pickerington; step-daughter Samantha (Terry) Wells of Granville; step-son Greg Cunningham of Las Vegas; 13 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; sister-in-law Phyllis Sipes of Centerburg; sisters Evelyn Cook of Galion and Jackie (Jim) Quaintance of Galion and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brother Jim Sipes.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 1:00pm at the Galion Elk’s Club, 212 Harding Way East, Galion. Military honors will be provided by the United States Marine Corp.

Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of Milo Sipes, and condolences may be made to them at

  • Karen
    Words just aren’the enough at times like this. I wish I was there to be with you. Some of my fondest memories have been with you and Mike, lots of laughing times. Please get in touch/communicate with me. My heart is with you!

    I love you
    Jean Carmack (Katona)

  • Karen sorry to hear of the passing of Mike-Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Our Sympathy also to Evelyn and family as well as Jackie and Jim and family . May God bring peace and comfort in your loss.

  • Dear Karen and family, I am deeply saddened to find out about Mike’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. He will live on forever in our hearts.

  • Aunt Karen, Leslie, Lisa, Laurie, & Rocky,

    I was so saddened to hear of Uncle Mike’s passing. My heart and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I will miss walking into Holcker and seeing his smiling face and glowing eyes. Whether I needed help finding something as simple as a hose for my washer or a thingy to hold my flag pole steady, he always knew where to find what I needed and what I was trying to say I needed! I will cherish the memories forever and always, Uncle Mike will be missed dearly. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love and prayers surrounding you all.
    RIP, Uncle Mike.

    With Love,
    Christi, Brett, & Family

  • Karen and the entire Sipes family, I am so sorry for the loss of Mike. He was a great man who I always admired and looked up to. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Godspeed to my friend “Milo”

  • Dear Karen ,Girls & Rocky & families,
    So very sorry to hear of the loss of Mike. You have my very deepest
    sympathy. Remembering all the fun & happy times will get you through
    this most difficult time.
    Love to all

  • Karen and family,
    Our deepest condolences. Mike was one of the best guys ever. Please know you are in our prayers and thoughts

    Jim and Lori Grogg

  • Karen,

    Prayers for you and your family. I remember working with you before you and Mike were married. Although I haven’t seen either of you for a long time I always considered you friends. Mike will be missed by all who knew him.


  • Dear Karen and the Sipes Family,
    So sorry to hear the passing of your loved one. I remember the Peabody Galion days working with you both. Mike was always so helpful to anyone. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. May God Bless.

    Duke Newell

  • Please accept my sincere condolences on Mike’s passing. I knew him only from shopping at Holcker’s but he was always very kind. A smile, just a bit of ornery in his eyes, he made getting what I needed much more pleasant. I will miss that smile & those pretty blue eyes. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Leslie, Lisa, Laurie, Rocky and families,

    So sorry for your loss. Have fond memories of our childhood with your family. Thoughts and prayers for all of you.

    Jackie Kempf

  • Aunt Karen, my very dear cousins, my Mom & Aunt Evelyn words can not express how deeply sorry we are of Uncle Mike’s passing. This world has lost a very kind & loving man who will be so missed by all who knew and loved him. I will forever treasure my memories growing up, listening to him sing (a particular Jimmy Buffet tune) 🙂 and laughing. His smile was contagious!! Rest in peace Uncle Mike, we love you & will see you again one day!