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Dorothy J. Wipf

Dorothy J. Wipf, age 85, of Huron, died Thursday, December 2, 2010, at the SunQuest Health Care Center.  Her funeral service was at 10:00 AM, Monday, December 6th at the Bethesda Church with Rev. Roy Burket officiating.  Burial was in the Prairie Bible Church Cemetery, rural Carpenter. The family prefers memorials which will be shared between Byron Bible Camp and Child Evangelism Fellowship.

Dorothy Janice Hofer Wipf was born May 7, 1925, to John J.K. and Sarah Hofer at the family farm near Hitchcock, South Dakota.  Dorothy attended school at Fairfield Country school.

Upon her confession of faith in Jesus Christ, she was baptized October 28, 1943, by Rev. P.P. Tschetter at Fairfield Church.  She dearly loved and served her personal Savior who was her source of strength throughout her life.  A passage very dear to her heart was Psalm 91.

Dorothy married Elmer E. Wipf on June 3, 1945. To this union 9 sons and 4 daughters were born.  Dorothy’s priority in life was caring for her children, working very hard on the family farm until 1973 when she moved them to Huron.  Upon moving to town she began working at the Huron Nursing Home, retiring after 24 1/2 years of service.  Dorothy resided at the Huron Nursing Home for the last 4 1/2 years.  She was well known for her sense of humor and for her laugh.

Dorothy is survived by eight sons and three daughters, Norman (Gerry) Wipf of Huron, Dwayne Wipf of Sioux Falls, Janelle (Bob) Butler of Huron, Allen (DeLane) Wipf of McKinney, Texas, Merlin (Judy) Wipf of Huron, Harlin Wipf of Huron, Connie Simmons of Hot Springs,  Mark (Melanie) Wipf of Huron, Cindy (Paul) Andreas of Tenstrike, Minnesota, Philip (Rochelle) Wipf of Wessington Springs, and Jim (Gayla) Wipf of Chancellor; thirty grandchildren,  Dean (Crystal) Wipf, Corey Wipf, Nichole (Luke) Shurtliff, Jordan (Angela) Wipf, Christi (David) Pascuel, Lisa (Steve) Johnson, Heidi Waldner, Jason (Dawn) Keelin, Jeremy Keelin, Richard Erickson, Jory (Becky) Wipf, Jarvis (Crystal) Wipf, Jasper Wipf, Jay (Rachel) Wipf, Heather Atkins, Cody (Delise) Simmons, Camille Simmons, Amy (Justin) Day, Amber (Patrick) Lyle, Kyle (Rachel) Wipf, Stephanie Wipf, Brooks (James) Schooley, Melissa Andreas, Nicholas Andreas, Natalie (Josh) Bartel, Mallory Wipf, Emily Wipf, Katelin Wipf, Kali Wipf and Zachary Wipf;  forty-three great-grandchildren, Hayley Wipf, Trace Wipf, Taylor Wipf, Camryn Wipf, Jacob Shurtliff, Hunter Shurtliff, Shelby Shurtliff, Ivy Wipf, Chase Tounsley, Madison Tounsley, Cole Curtis, Erick Johnson, Alison Johnson, Taner Reister, Layne Waldner, Noah Waldner, Shyla Keelin, Karlie Keelin, Wyatt Zepp, Josalyn Wipf, Jacey Wipf, Rylin Wipf, Jensen Wipf, Anders Wipf, Henrik Wipf, Karina Wipf, Lohndon Simmons, Kyle Simmons, Sable Simmons, Thomas Simmons, Peyton Simmons, Wacey Day, Kenley Day, Kaia Day, Zane Day, Kaden Lyle, Sophie Lyle, Kanten Lyle, Caleb Wipf, Emma Wipf, Charlotte Wipf, Nathan Schooley and Ella Grace Schooley; two step grandchildren, Justin Butler and Michelle Wanttie; and five step great-grandchildren, Brandon Wanttie, Megan Wanttie, Kalynn Wanttie, Boston Butler, and Braydon Pascuel; three brothers, Herbert (Dee Ann) Hofer of Huron, Allen (Ella May) Hofer of Sioux Falls, and Eldon (Alie) Hofer of Hitchcock; four sisters, Alma Hofer, Kathryn (Harry) Becker, Edna (Solomon) Tschetter, Beverly (Gary) Frankenstein, all of Huron; and several brothers and sisters-in-law.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1972; twin children, LaVerne and LaVonne; four brothers, John, Leon, Joe and Melvin Hofer; two sisters; Anna Wyld and Rosie Hofer; and one great-grandson, Jonathan Logan Waldner.

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