Lydia Schlipp, age 94, of North Branch died September 4, 2017 at The Estates at Rush City. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, September 9th at St. John Lutheran Church in Weber. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Lydia was born at home May 25, 1923 to Charles and Gerda (Johnson) Elmstrand in Chisago County, MN, the youngest of five children. She grew up on a farm east of North Branch. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in North Branch.
Lydia married Walter Schlipp on September 14, 1940 at Weber Church. Walter was a farmer and they rented a couple of farms before they bought a farm a little east of Isanti. Walter’s parents moved in with them after World War II. Lydia worked alongside Walter on the farm milking cows (her mooshees) and lots of other farm work. Together they raised eight children. A few years after Walter passed away, Lydia moved back to North Branch to Uptown Commons in March 2005, where she enjoyed making new friends and lots of activities including long walks; she was an avid walker. Lydia loved jigsaw puzzles. In August of 2016, Lydia went to live at The Estates of Rush City, where she passed away September 4, 2017 of Alzheimer’s.
Lydia is survived by her children, Charlotte Marquart, Vernon (Betty) Schlipp, Gwen Leaf, Arlan (Dawn) Schlipp, Allen (Mona) Schlipp, Ronald Schlipp and Doreen (Dean) Doble; grandchildren, Julie, Jeannie, Delano, Pam, Mark, Steve, Annette, Ryan, Dana, Anna, Elisha, Victoria, Stephanie, Brandon and Elise; 10 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren; and also by many other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by husband, Walter; daughter, Debra; daughter-in-law, Teri; granddaughter, Erin; parents, Charles and Gerda; brothers, Henrik, Arvid and Gordon; and sister, Martha.