Michael J. Phipps, 35, of Vermilion, IL passed away Monday, March 1, 2021 at his home due to a residential fire. His daughter, Nettie Louann Nicole Phipps also perished in the fire. He was born June 23, 1985 at Paris, IL. Surviving are his mother, Sue (David) Shulz of Havana, IL; his father, Mike (Bonnie) Phipps of Marshall, IL; a brother, Cody Phipps of Paris, IL; two sisters, Debbie Vansant of Rockville, IN and Erica Phipps of Ft. Meyers, FL; grandparents, Jean Jorgenson of Paris, IL and Bill and Kay Phipps of Charleston, IL; several half brothers and sisters, aunts, nieces, nephews uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Neil Jorgenson. Michael loved to work on cars and he was a self-employed laborer. A memorial visitation will be 1-4 PM Saturday at Pearce Funeral Home in Marshall with a private funeral service immediately following. Covid 19 restrictions will be followed for the safety of all those in attendance. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made directly to his family. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.com.