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Harold "Hal" Schippits

December 19, 1944 – December 21, 2019

Age 75, of Friendship Village Bloomington.


He was born in Chicago in 1944 and was the oldest of four children. Hal met his wife, Sandi at college. They raised two children (Amy & Peter).


Hal was a lover of positive humor, family, connecting with people, Corvettes and the Chicago Bears.


A graduate of Elmhurst College, United Theological Seminary, Minnesota School of Psychology. Hal lived his belief in the four "F's" of life -- Faith, Family, Friends, Fun. Hal served as a UCC minister in the MN National Guard, directed the Hennepin County's Day Treatment and DD programs, and led UCC youth groups.


He touched many lives and gave hope and guidance to those in need. His words to live by were, "life happens while you are planning something else."


Hal was preceded in death by parents, Harold, Sr. & Wilma; and brother, Russell (Dawn).


He is survived by wife, Sandra; children, Amy (David) and Peter (Jessica); sister, Denise (Mike); brother, George (Kathy); and his grandchildren whom he passionately adored, Zach, James, Keaton and Audrey.


Hal was celebrated at a blessings ceremony on April 27, 2019 and will be greatly missed.


Memorials preferred to the charity of your choice.

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