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“Kip was a very good person and coworker. He always had a smile, even in bad times. He will be sadly missed. Our condolences and God's blessings to...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: Taz and Brian Z - Vassar, MI

“Kip was a terrific person. I worked with him at Grede Foundries, and you couldn't have asked for a nicer, respected, courteous person. I am...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: Nancy Barrios - MI

“Dear Susan and Family-So sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. As others have said, you and Kip faced these last years with...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Neil & Ruth Herzog - Frankenmuth, MI

“Kip you always had a smile on your face no matter what. You were an amazing man and friend. I miss you so very much already. My heart aches for Susan...Read More »
4 of 30 | Posted by: Shelly Jackson Burke - Caro, MI

“My deepest sympathies, prayers and thoughts are with the family and friends at this time! Was a class mate of Kip's and always was a kind, generous...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: Heather Peche-Gronowski

“Susie, I am so sorry to hear about Kip. my prayers and thoughts are with you and your girls. There are no words to say to take your pain away. Just...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: kathleen sohn - rose city, MI

“RIP old friend! We may not have been close in life but I will never forget the bus rides to school together. I had the privilege of crossing paths...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: Tammi Lewis - Vassar, MI - Friend

“Kip will be missed by all who knew him. We are all happier and blessed for having crossed his path. My condolences to the family, he loved and...Read More »
8 of 30 | Posted by: Ray Sowden - Vassar, MI - Friend

“I AM SO SORRY FOR YOU LOST , AND I AM THINK OF YOU AND THE GIRLS , AND KIP WILL BE MISSED VERY MUCH SO GOD BASS YOU ALL LOVE MICKEY ”
9 of 30 | Posted by: MICKEY - FARWELL, MI - FRIEND

“Kip Payea was a sweet heart. He and his wife got to experience True Love, and that Love will never go away. I'm sending you prayers, Susan, and of...Read More »
10 of 30 | Posted by: Rhonda J Menary - Vassar, MI

“Prayers and strength to the family. I will miss you my friend and I will miss you beating me in words with friends... It hasbeen many years since I...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Stanford Powell - Houston, TX

“Our lives will be a lil richer, for having you in it! Your smile lit up the room and you could always make us laugh! If only we hadn't drifted apart...Read More »
12 of 30 | Posted by: Scott & Jennifer Gritzinger - MI

“Love you dad I will miss you ”
13 of 30 | Posted by: Tyler payea - Vassar, MI - son

“I am sorry for kips loss cause it is a huge loss he was a great man my prayers to susan and kids and friend's ”
14 of 30 | Posted by: Jenn Clark - Saginaw, MI - friend

“Kip will be missed by many. He was a friend and coworker for many years. ”
15 of 30 | Posted by: Bobby Staten - vassar, MI

“I never met Kip or his family, but they are my neighbors and by what I have read here good people. May God bless you all and help you remember the...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: Christiana Rogers - Vassar, MI

“as a co worker of kips for many years, i only have good things to say about him, he will be miss by all who was blessed to known kip. Thoughts and...Read More »
17 of 30 | Posted by: Mitchell Hall - munger, MI

“Kip you were a big part in my life as well as your wife and kids! I'm so happy you got to be at my graduation party it meant a lot to me! Iloveyou...Read More »
18 of 30 | Posted by: Sammi sharp

“I don't have one memory of Kip that he did not have a smile. I never understood all that you both went through for so long that you faced everything...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: Angela Kienitz - Vassar

“Sorry for you lost ”
20 of 30 | Posted by: Catina Swinton - Saginaw, MI

“Kip was a great man with a heart of gold! He went through so many trying times and kept a warm smile on his face through it all! He loved his...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: Brenda Thayer - Reese, MI

“very sweet young man will be deeply missed by many. Missing you always.You never said i'm leaving, You never said goodbye,You were gone before we...Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: kim humphries - willis, TX

“I went to school with Kip and I am saddened by his passing. Just know he is at peace and is no longer in pain. May God's presence surround you and...Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: Chad Audinet - MI

“If love could have saved Kip, He would have lived forever. ”
24 of 30 | Posted by: Stacey Torrey

“I will always remember your smile and little chuckle. God Bless Susan, your daughters, son, family and friends. May you smile on them each and...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Tammy Phillips - Caro, MI

“Kip you will be missed by many, you were a kind heart and I was blessed to have gotten to work with you many years ago. Susan I have you and your...Read More »
26 of 30 | Posted by: Tia Lutze - Columbiaville, MI

“O my friend were do I begin my friend my hunting buddy my brother one of the gratiest memory's will always be calling ya From my tree stand to come...Read More »
27 of 30 | Posted by: Todd sharp - Vassar - Friend

“Susan, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless and look over you always. ”
28 of 30 | Posted by: Denise Rezler - Frankenmuth, MI

“Kip and I have known each other for 20 some years. We were blessed to be able to have our children grow together. My kids only know you as Uncle Kip...Read More »
29 of 30 | Posted by: Michelle Mitchell - Willis, TX

“you will never be forgotten and you are loved by many. just remember no pulling "tail" while causing chaos up there, mine is the only tail you may...Read More »
30 of 30 | Posted by: mickey reyna


Kip Scott Payea, age 39 years, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2013 at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He was born in Saginaw, Michigan on January 7, 1974. Kip was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting. He enjoyed camping and was a proud participant of Dead End Mud Boggers. He had been employed by Astech and Grede Foundries in Vassar. He married the former Susan Duby and she survives him. He also leaves 3 children: Tyler Payea, Briana Payea and Brooke Payea, his parents: William F. and Cheryl E. (Wilber) Payea, a sister, Renee Elaine (Matt) Halpin, a half-sister, Wendy Gallien, his father and mother-in-law, Morse and Debra Duby, a brother-in-law, Eric Duby and a sister-in-law, Jennifer (Tim) Perry. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sara Payea. Funeral Service will be on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Lifeline Victory Center, 800 State Street, Vassar, Michigan, with Pastor Wally Reames officiating. The family will be present at the church on Thursday to greet visitors from 2 p.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions can be made to the family.