Elizabeth M. “Elsie” Sippel, age 89, formerly of St. Cloud, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at the Villa Loretto Nursing Home in Mount Calvary.

The former Elizabeth Schmitz was born May 27, 1923, in the town of Marshfield near Mount Calvary to the late Matt and Ottilia (Schneider) Schmitz. Elsie attended Holy Cross Grade School in Mount Calvary.

On Nov. 25, 1948, she married Vernon “Bud” Sippel at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mount Calvary. Bud preceded her in death Dec. 2, 2009.

She was a member of St. Isidore Parish, St. Cloud Church in St. Cloud, and a member of the Christian Women’s Society.

Survivors include her seven children, Linda (Mike) Winter of New Holstein; Leon (Ann) Sippel of St. Cloud; Dennis (Lauri) Sippel of Appleton; Dale (Esther) Sippel of Glenbeulah; Cheryl Lefeber of Fond du Lac and her friend, Dave Earley; Pam (George) Vitteck of Gulfport, Miss., and Ross (Daisy) Sippel of Kiel; a daughter in-law, Bonnie Sippel of Sheboygan; 25 grandchildren, Andy (Heather) Winter, Jason (Heather) Winter, Beth Winter, Jeff (Samantha) Winter, Nicki (Rick) Wagner, Noel (April) Sippel, Josh (Pam) Sippel, Abby Sippel, Amy Sippel, Aaron Sippel, Nathan Sippel, Grant Sippel, Samantha Sippel, Becky Lefeber, Jacque Lefeber, Cory Sippel, Dustin Sippel, Megan Vitteck, Emily Vitteck, Elijah Sippel, Jebadiah Sippel, Ezekiel Sippel, Elisheba Sippel, Apphia Sippel and Talitha Sippel; six great-grandchildren, Owen Wagner, Madelyn Sippel and Joah Sippel, Sofia Winter and Xavier Winter and Logan Winter; two sisters, Nettie Pauly of Mt. Calvary, and Virginia (Don) Rahmer of Mount Calvary; four brothers, Sam (Helen) Schmitz of Mount Calvary, Andrew (Zona) Schmitz of Sheboygan, Tony (Mae) Schmitz of Mount Calvary and Alvin (Donna) Schmitz of Malone; and in-laws, Vangie Karls of Fond du Lac, Howard (Marlene) Sippel of St. Cloud, Donna Entringer of St. Cloud and Peggy Sippel of New York. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, “Bud”; a son, Mark Sippel; a grandson, Christopher; a sister, Marcella “Sally” Wagner; six brothers, Albin, Arlyn, Alex, Alfred, Arnold and Alphonse Schmitz.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at St. Isidore Catholic Parish, St. Cloud Church, 924 Main St. in St. Cloud. The Rev. Steven Kropp, OFM Cap., will officiate. Burial will be held in the St. Cloud Catholic Cemetery.

Family and friends may call at the Sippel Funeral Home, 1311 Thorp St. in St. Cloud, on Friday, June 22, from 4-8 p.m. and at the funeral home Saturday morning from 9-10:30 a.m. when brief family rites will be held.

Memorials in Elsie’s name may be directed to the Villa Loretto.

For additional information, please contact the Sippel Funeral Home in St. Cloud (920) 999-2291 or please visit www.sippel funeralhome.net.

The family wishes to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone at the Villa Loretto for all the special care given to Mom the past six years.

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