Walter Wipf

November 28, 1946 ~ October 27, 2021 (age 74)


Walter J. Wipf, age 74, of Howard, died peacefully with family by his side on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at Avera Queen of Peace in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 30, 2021, at the Fulton Christian Fellowship Church. Burial will follow at the Cloverleaf Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 PM, Friday at the church.

Walter was born on November 28, 1946, on Olivet, to John and Suzanne Wipf. As a little boy his family lived at Tschetter Colony for a short time, later moved to Graceville Colony and eventually moved to Cloverleaf Colony, where he met the love of his life Dorothy. They were married on August 6, 1967, and were married 54 years. Together they had 5 children, Miriam, Joshua, Loretta, Jeannie (Sam) and Lisa (Richard). He had 8 beloved grandchildren Andrea (Thomas), Samantha, Amber, Amelia, Samuel, Kaylee, Jaylon (Ashley) and Keira; and 15 great-grandkids.           

Walter worked at the chicken and turkey barns at Cloverleaf for many years. He also hauled grain for the colony. Later he worked for Dr. Karlen and sons farm, PBM in Howard, and Meyers Bee Company in Winfred till his accident which led him to retirement. In recent years, he enjoyed road trips attending many Rodeos with his wife, brother John and sister-in-law Elizabeth. In his spare time he loved riding around the farm with his golf cart and listening to gospel music. He had a passion for collectables and antiques. He found great joy in face timing with his children, family and friends. Walter was well known as (the Jerky and chicken guy) selling it to many friends and family. He will be greatly missed by many!! 

Survivors include his wife Dorothy; two sisters, Ester Hofer of Maple River, ND, Susie (Pete) Altona, MN; and the other relatives listed above.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son Joshua Wipf; three brothers, Herman, John, Henry; and four sisters, Becky, Christy, Dora, and Helen.

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October 29, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fulton Christian Fellowship Church (Fulton)

Funeral Service
October 30, 2021

11:00 AM
Fulton Christian Fellowship Church (Fulton)

Interment following funeral service
October 30, 2021

Cloverleaf Cemetery

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