Marjorie Sippel, 1918-2018
Memorial services for Marjorie “Marge” Sippel of Albert Lea will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Dwight Netzer will officiate. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery in Albert Lea. Friends may visit with family one hour before services at the church.
Marjorie Ruth Cecile was born March 14, 1918, in Freeborn County on the Bremer homestead. She was the daughter of Henry and Ethel (Palmer) Bremer. As a young girl, Marge attended Murtaugh School District No. 54, then Albert Lea High School. She continued her education at Austin Teachers Training Department and Mankato State Teachers College.
She married Robert “Bob” Sippel on June 3, 1944, and they lived on the Sippel homestead.
Marge spent eight years as a rural school teacher teaching at Corner School District No. 52, Pickerel Lake District No. 124, Hammer School District No. 107 and Project District No. 37. She later worked at Pamida, Woolworths candy and hot nut counter, St. John’s Lutheran Community and various supper clubs.
Marge was a member of First Presbyterian Church for 78 years, where she was a passionate volunteer. She taught Sunday school for 17 years, and served as a deacon and visiting deacon. She was also active in church circles, the guild, Presbyterian Women and helped with youth projects, the food pantry and the newsletter.
Marge moved to Bancroft Creek Estates after her husband, Bob, died in 1998.
Marjorie died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, at Hidden Creek Estates in Albert Lea. She was 100.
She is survived by her sons Duane (Nona) Sippel and Terry (Catherine) Sippel of Albert Lea; grandchildren Jaimie Sippel (Jodi Stevens) of Atlanta, Jennifer Adams of Northfield, Lora Millang of Alden and Lisa Renaux of Freeborn; great-grandchildren Alyssa Jones, Alexandra Adams, Seth Adams, Dylan Renaus and Abbi Renaux; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Ethel Bremer; her husband, Robert Sippel; and her sister, Doris VanRyswyk, and her husband, Don.
Marjorie was so full of life, and the love she had for her family was beyond measure.
Blessed be her memory.