Christopher John Hippensteel, age 16, of Kalamazoo, MI passed away on Friday morning, October 6, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was a determined fighter, he had so much courage in his battle with Juvenile Parkinson's and Dystonia along with a third unknown disease. He was born January 26, 2001 in Battle Creek, the son of John and Sandy Hippensteel of Kalamazoo. He left behind his parents, a loving brother, Nicholas John Hippensteel, grandparents, John and Kathy Hippensteel of Mattawan and Jorge and Adiela Guerra of Florida, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins. Christopher attended Pied Piper School in Alpena and Woods Edge School in Kalamazoo, which he loved. He enjoyed bowling, soccer and wrestling before he got sick. He had an infectious smile that would cause anyone to smile when he did. He was loved by everyone that knew him. Friends are invited to visit with the family at the American Legion Post 68, 115 Niles Street Paw Paw, on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 for an open house between 4-7 p.m. Adams Funeral Home.