Elizabeth Lipp, 81 of Sioux Falls and formerly of Webster and Aberdeen died on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Good Samaritan Village in Sioux Falls.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Webster. Co-celebrants will be Fr. David Axtmann and Fr. Richard Fox. Burial will be at St. Otto’s Catholic Cemetery, Webster.
Visitation will be at the church on Monday 5-7 P.M. ending with a 7 P.M. Rosary.
Elizabeth (Betsy) Merie Waligoske Lipp was born October 23, 1933 in Andover, SD to Nickolas and Emily (Bukowsky) Waligoske. She graduated from Webster High School in 1952. After graduation, she lived in Fargo, ND for a short time and then relocated to Aberdeen, SD where she was employed at First National Bank. Liz enjoyed attending local dances as well as participating in a bowling league for several years.
On April 18, 1962 she married Duane Lipp in Aberdeen S.D., to this union four boys were born. She was a devoted homemaker and mother, serving as a den mother for the cub scouts, Pack 182, as well as participating in school events and attending sporting activities. After their Divorce, Liz was employed by Presentation College and Mother Joseph Manor of Aberdeen in the dietary departments. In retirement, she enjoyed many years with the Foster Grandparent’s Program. In 2005 she moved to Sioux Falls, SD to be closer to her boys. Liz was intrical in the formation of the Foster Grandparents Program in Sioux Falls.
Elizabeth was a devoted Catholic and never missed an opportunity to share her knowledge of her faith or donate her time and talents. In Aberdeen she was a member of Saint Mary’s and Sacred Heart Parishes, and more recently Christ the King Parish in Sioux Falls, SD. She was a member of Catholic Daughters and the Altar Society.
In her spare time she enjoyed knitting, crocheting, baking and playing piano, especially Christmas carols. Liz loved corresponding with family and friends with beautiful handwritten letters and cards. She donated many of her handmade creations to various charities for fundraising and to comfort others in need. She took great joy in donating what little she had to a variety of faith based organizations. She enjoyed clipping out and laminating tidbits of information, jokes, religious and inspirational quotes and sharing these with everyone. Her sense of humor, clever wit and the inspiration of her faith will always be remembered by her family.
Grateful for sharing her life are her four sons: Chris (Linda) of Le Mars, IA; Tony of Sioux Falls, SD; Nik of De Smet, SD and Greg of Sioux Falls, S.D. Five grandchildren: Rachelle, Andrew, Marisa and Krista Lipp of Le Mars, IA and Katie Lipp of Sioux Falls, SD, one sister-in-law Alice Waligoske of Waseca, MN along with numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings: Ben (Marguerite), Dominic (in infancy), Arnold, Anne (Edwin) Haselhorst and Therese (in infancy).
The family wishes to thank the staff at Asera Hospice, Sanford Hospital and Good Samaritan Village for the loving care she received.
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