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Lippert, Marjorie

Marjorie Lippert 95, died on July 25, 2017 at Marshfield Medical Center, she had been admitted the previous day.

A funeral service for Marjorie will be held at 11 am on Monday, July 31, 2017, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Pittsville, with the Rev. Gary Markworth officiating. Internment will be at a later date at Mound Cemetery, Pittsville. A visitation for Marjorie will be held from 4 pm until 7 pm on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Buchanan / Rembs funeral home Pittsville, and on Monday from 10 am until service time at St. John's Lutheran Church.

Marjorie May Gardner was born October 9, 1921 to Clifford and Nina (Covey) Gardner in Pittsville, Wisconsin. She attended Pleasant Corners School and graduated from Pittsville High School in 1939. She married Albert Lippert on June 26, 1946 at St John's Lutheran Church in Pittsville. He died January 9, 1989.

Marjorie's first jobs were as a housekeeper and at the Pittsville Bean Factory. Marjorie attended Miss Brown's Business School in Milwaukee. While in Milwaukee she worked at Boston Store and later at Frank Garber Co. in Wisconsin Rapids. During World War II she worked as a secretary for various military officers at the Pentagon Annex in Washington D.C. She also held positions in Atlantic City, New Jersey; Lake Lure, North Carolina and Louisville, Kentucky.

Marjorie and Albert farmed in Pittsville until disability prevented Albert from farming full time. She then worked for Nekoosa-Edwards Paper Company and later Mid State Technical College.

Marjorie was active in her church, Pittsville FFA Alumni, Wood County Holstein Breeders and the Pittsville Historical Society. She was very dedicated to area youth, making them her second family. She served as general leader of the Pleasant Corners 4-H club and adult leader to the Wood County Junior Dairy Club. She chaperoned youth to dairy judging contests, served as host for dairy quiz bowl practices, organized many club meetings and took them to many conventions. Under her leadership Wood County hosted the first Wisconsin Junior Holstein Convention and she was named the first Outstanding Junior Leader by the Wisconsin Holstein Association. Later in her career she received recognition as a Certified Professional Secretary.

Marge had a beautiful garden and prepared outstanding meals and made many trips for her grandchildren especially many summer days taking children to swimming lessons and a quick stop at Herschleb's for ice cream on the way home.

She is survived by her children Joan (Peter) Allen, La Crosse; Mary Lippert (Russ Kolstad), Waunakee; Albert Lippert Jr. (Louise), Wausau; Jerome Lippert (Mary Ann), and Matthew of Pittsville. Nine grandchildren, Nathan (Jody) Allen, Emily (Morgan) Farmer, Jordan (Minetta) Lippert, Alaina Lippert (Chris Olson), Joseph Lippert, Hollie Lippert, Caroline Lippert (Casey Gillaspie), Paul Lippert (fiancé Trisha Blaser) and Carl Lippert, and 8 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She is further survived by her brother James Gardner (Carol) of West Bend, and sister-in-law Mary Bloch Gardner of Wild Rose.

She is predeceased by her parents, her husband Albert, her sister Jean Schiller, her brothers Robert and Chester Gardner. Her Brothers-in Law Rupert Schiller, Joseph Zion, George Lippert, Carl Lippert, John Lippert, Fred Lippert, Irvin Lippert and sisters-in law Lillian Lippert, Helen Lippert, Gese Lippert, Gloria Lippert, Emelia Lippert and Mary Zion.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.rembsfh.com.
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on July 28, 2017
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