Obit – Jeffrey Robert Supinge

Saginaw, MI- Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at the age of 53 years. Jeff “Soup” was born November 14, 1958, in Lansing to Marion Elaine (Scherzer) and the late Robert Blaine Supinger who passed away in 2004. He married Denise Annette Lapine on September 13, 1980, she survives him. He was an active outdoorsman especially enjoying hunting and fishing. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and his Labradors. He will be missed by his wife Denise; children, Jeffrey James (Nicole Wallschlager) Supinger and Justin Michael (Janay Anklam) Supinger; his grandchildren, Taylor and Mason; his mother Marion Supinger; and his brother, Gerald (Holly Mewhiney) Supinger. Memorial services will take place at 12:00 noon Saturday, June 16, 2012, at W.L. Case & Company 4480 Mackinaw Road. Rev. Jeannie Lapine will officiate the service. Friends may visit with the family on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Saginaw Women’s Shelter.

Jeff was a very active member of since 2007.  He was willing to give fellow members the shirt off his back and had an unmatched sense of humor on the forums.   He showed many members here the finer points of Walleye fishing in the Bay area and beyond.

Recently, seeing the need for improved facilities at the Zilwaukee boat launch, he was the driving force behind organizing the 1st annual Zilwaukee Walleye tournament.  The tournament not only raised much needed money to fix the parking lot at the launch, but brought together hundreds of sportsmen from around the state for a great day of fun.   It was through this tournament that many from the site first met Jeff in person, and he touched most of us in some way.   It was by far the largest tournament or outing ever organized through the site.   He mentioned to some future plans for more tournaments of this kind.   From here on out, the spring tournament in Zilwaukee will be known as the “JR Soup Memorial Walleye Tournament”.

23 Comments on Obit – Jeffrey Robert Supinge

  1. RIP Soup

  2. Had the priviledge of meeting him at the Zilwaukee outing, and also shared a few PM’s. Heck of a nice guy, and a class act! Will definitely miss all his posts, the world has lost a real cool dude.
    RIP Soup.

  3. R I P buddy, prayers going out for the family

  4. R.I.P Soup, prayers to the family. He was a good man, that will be greatly missed by many.

  5. spankin eyes 2 // June 14, 2012 at 4:25 pm // Reply


  6. R.I.P. Jeff. I am really going to miss ya bro.

  7. RIP Jeff , going to miss ya

  8. R.I.P my friend Thanks for all the numbers and putting us on the fish.

  9. R.I.P MY FRIEND!!

  10. Your in a better place now Jeff, we will all miss you, but never forget you. We’ll tear them fish up for you bro.

  11. Didn’t know you for very long, but you made a big impression on me. Your spirit will live on through the site.

  12. Didn’t meet Jeff but he gave me lots of adv. on walleye fishing the bay great guy who would help Any one

  13. spankins ole lady // June 14, 2012 at 9:30 pm // Reply

    jeff you were a big part of our lifes and will forever be in our hearts we will miss you and you will never be forgotten..may you rest in peace with the lord we will see you again…. MISS YOU BUDDY!!!!!!

  14. Jeff I will miss the competiveness we had going when we Ice fished and especially jigging on the river.
    Im sure you will be looking down on us guiding us all in our fishing adventures.
    we will meet again someday. R.I.P buddy

  15. Wow what a shock. I didn’t know him but sure enjoyed reading his posts, my prayers are with his friends and family.

  16. Gunna miss ya my friend. See you again some day.

  17. R.I.P My friend…and thanks

  18. Gonna miss your great posts and quickly offered hot spots Soup! You were definitely an unsung hero for Michigan Sportsmen across the state.

  19. I never had the pleasure but my prayers go out to the family. I really have to start meeting more of my fellow sportsman on this site.

  20. I never had the privilege of meeting Soup but always read his posts on here, they were very informative and humorous. RIP fellow sportsman.

  21. R.I.P….. SOUP

  22. Thanks again, Jeff, for all the advice and help. Your gracious generosity with your wealth of walleye knowledge helped my son land his first Bay ‘eye through the ice. We’ll tip our hats to you on every future outing.

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