Parkston – Elroy Edward Lippert, 89, went to his heavenly home Thursday, November 11 at Avera St. Benedict Hospital in Parkston. Funeral service will be Wednesday, November 17 at 10:30 am at Memorial Baptist Church in Parkston. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 16 from 6 to 7 pm with a 7:00 pm prayer service at Memorial Baptist Church in Parkston. Arrangements by Koehn Bros. Funeral Home in Parkston.
Elroy was born January 10, 1932 to Edward and Christina (Mudder) Lippert on the family farm near Tripp, SD. He attended country school through the 8th grade near the home place. He farmed with his parents until he was called to serve his country in the United States Army. After being honorably discharged on January 15, 1953, he moved back to South Dakota. He was united in marriage to Ruth Bitterman on July 19, 1953 in Parkston, SD. They farmed near Tripp, SD for 38 years before retiring and moving into Parkston. He was a lifelong member of the American Legion and was a member of Memorial Baptist Church where he was an usher. He loved his God, family, cows and other animals, and having Ruth and the grandchildren bring lunch to the field.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Ruth of Parkston; 3 sons: Lorin (Debi) Lippert of Rapid City, SD; Leon (Norma) Lippert of Parkston and Lowell Lippert of Piedmont, SD; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister, Danelda VanDuysen of Dante, SD; and a brother, Eldean Lippert of Yankton, SD.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Lila and husband Dale Wuertzer; a brother, Elwood; and 3 sisters: Marcella, Leola and Darlene.