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Nipser (Norma Katherine Herr) Mackey

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Nipser (Norma Katherine Herr) Mackey Obituary
Nipser (Norma Katherine Herr) Mackey

Nipser (Norma Katherine Herr) Mackey, age 88, of North Wilmington. April 4, 1925 - March 30, 2014. Born in Buffalo, NY, to Frederick August Herr and Emma Schulz Herr. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Robert August Herr, and husband of 55 years Robert Wright Mackey. She is survived by Katherine Mackey Baab (David), Janet Susan Mackey (Ron Ketter), Paul Frederick Mackey (Jill), Andrew Jonathan Mackey (Winnie Pitrone), and grandsons Christopher Baab and Lequan Mackey.

Nipser was an avid competitive rower with the Wilmington Rowing Club for over 20 years. She won numerous medals and by age 79 had rowed in 13 states. She was an avid swimmer and for over 25 years taught swimming to disabled children and adults. She was an active member and volunteer in many local organizations including the Academy of Lifelong Learning, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Girl Scouts Alumni Club, Dale Carnegie, Delaware Art Museum, Delaware Camera Club, Friends of Rockwood Museum, John G. Leach School, Kalmar Nyckel Foundation, Leif Ericson Viking Ship Norseman, several PTAs, Robinson House Questers, and Wilmington Grand Opera House.

Memorial Service will be held Wednesday April 2, 2014, at 11:00 am at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1530 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19803. Lunch will follow. Contributions may be made in Nipser's name to the Wilmington Rowing Center, PO Box 3742, Wilmington, DE 19807 (wilmingtonrowing.org).

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Published in The News Journal from Apr. 1 to Apr. 3, 2014
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