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Dennis Jude Tippmann

Dennis Jude Tippmann, Sr., 74, of New Haven passed away Monday, November 23, 2020 due to COVID-19. Denny was born April 22, 1946 in Fort Wayne, a son of the late Laurence and Mary Tippmann. He attended Central Catholic High School.

Denny’s business was the world’s largest paintball gun manufacturing company. He was awarded many patents in his lifetime. Denny and Mary founded the Charlie Tippmann Foundation, which helps feed the poor around the world.

Denny is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Mary; sons, Dennis (Tonya) Tippmann Jr., Stanley (Stephanie) Tippmann, Bradley (Lindsey) Tippmann, David (Angela) Tippmann, Daniel Tippmann, Nicholas (Stephanie) Tippmann, Max Tippmann; daughters, Camille (Jerry) Grable, Rita (Dave) Morris, Anna (Michael) Royal; 47 grandchildren, with two on the way; six great grandchildren; nine siblings; seven brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.

Denny was also preceded in death by his son, Charles Tippmann; seven siblings; and two brothers-in-law.

Mass of Christian Burial was private. Burial will be private in Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Relief Services. To sign the online guest book, go to

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