Edith Schipper

Tuesday, September 19, 2000

Mrs. Schipper passed away on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000 at the Sunset Knoll Retirement Home in Aurelia, where she had been a resident since Dec. 3 1999.

Edith Lillian Borgeson was born June 21, 1916, the daughter of Emil and Ida (Anderson) Borgeson in Washta. She graduated from Pierson High School in 1933 and attended Midwest Business School in Sioux City for two years. She worked as a domestic maid and cook in Sioux City while attending business college and in Hartford, Conn.

On Dec. 14, 1939 she was united in marriage to Henry Jacob Schipper at the Carmel (now Faith) Lutheran Church in Marcus. The couple lived in the LeMars area until 1945 and then farmed near Aurelia until retiring in 1981.

Mrs. Schipper was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, the Women's Circle, a member of the planning committee for Church Women's retreats, an Iowa Synod Mission Committee member, she was also involved in the Lutheran Lakeside Camp, a past editor of the State LCW newsletter, taught Sunday School for many years and was a member of the Jolly Janes Neighborhood Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Henry on March 22, 1999; one brother and sister-in-law Walter and Charlotte Borgeson; one sister and brother-in-law Mildred and Ernest O'berg and a brother-in-law Gary Braunschweig.

Mrs. Schipper is survived by three children: Rev. Eugene and his wife Mary Lou Schipper of Monticello, Marlene and her husband Howard Parrott of Garner and Larry and his wife Melody Schipper of Aurelia; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters: Irene and her husband Max Vannorsdel of Sioux City, Marion and her husband Dean Hanson of Paullina and Helen Braunschweig of Aurelia; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.