Ione S. Schlipp, age 96, of North Branch died February 14, 2021 at Ecumen in North Branch. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 P.M. Saturday, June 19 at St. John Lutheran Church in Weber. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service at church.
Ione Sophie Schlipp was born to William and Sophie (Krueger) Boettcher on August 23 1924. She was baptized, confirmed and later married at St John Lutheran Church of Weber. Ione and her seven siblings grew up on the family farm in the Weber area. On December 22, 1945 Ione married Oliver William Schlipp. Together they raised two children, Sally and LaVerle. They later opened their home and hearts to foster children and adults who needed a little extra help and love.
Ione was a gardener who loved watching things grow. She had a special affection for flowers. Ione was an avid reader and a great crossword worker. She was a woman of faith who always encouraged and lifted people up. Ione had a great sense of humor and collected jokes to tell because she said it did people good to laugh a little.
Ione was taken home to heaven on February 14, 2021 at the age of 96. Besides her parents, Ione is preceded in death by her husband, Oliver; brothers, Lawrence and Aaron Boettcher; and sisters, Rubie Bellin , Eva Steinbring, Alvera Lindstrom and Marilyn Wallin.
Ione is survived by her daughters, Sally (Jerry) Roos, and LaVerle (Gerald) Anderson; 5 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sister, Marjorie (Edward) Zimmer, longtime foster child Margaret Schneider, and many nieces and nephews.