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SCHIPPER, Marian 1939-2015


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/25/2017 at 08:13:10

Marian Jean Schipper, age 76, formerly of Aplington, Iowa, was born the daughter of Benjamin and Jennie (Beenken) Van Deest on March 6, 1939, near Holland, Iowa. She graduated from Grundy Center High School, Grundy Center, Iowa, in 1958.

On September 8, 1961, Marian was united in marriage with Arnold Wayne Schipper at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center. They made their home in Kesley until 1979, when they moved to Aplington. Marian assisted her husband with their Electrolux Vacuum Sales business and was a homemaker.

Marian was a lifelong member of the Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center where she helped with Bible School. Marian enjoyed flower gardens and jigsaw puzzles. She bowled in a mixed league and nine pin tournaments. Marian enjoyed their family vacations, especially the trips to Niagara Falls and Pikes Peak. The couple was able to visit 34 states in all their travels. Marianís greatest joy was time spent with family, especially her great-grandson, Kolton.

Marian died Sunday, December 13, 2015, at Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 38 years, Arnold and one brother, Harlan Van Deest.

Marian is survived by one daughter, Sandra (James) Sharp of Aplington; three grandchildren, Kyle (Heather) Sharp, Michael Sharp and Nicole Sharp; one great-grandson, Kolton; four sisters-in-law, Janice Van Deest of Grundy Center, Royce (Anna) Harms of Wellsburg, Iowa, Clarene Schipper of Ackley, Iowa, and Lorraine (John) Kalkwarf of Aplington; and two brothers-in-law, Floyd Bierman of Dumont, Iowa, and Ken Nelson of Iowa City, Iowa.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center, with burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery, in Parkersburg.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, at the Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home in Parkersburg and one hour before services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Aplington-Parkersburg Dollars for Scholars.

--Redman-Schwartz Funeral Homes (www.redman-schwartz.com)


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