Delphia Lorene Harvey Lipker
Delphia Lorene Harvey Lipker the daughter of Edwin Earl and Ethel May (Johnson) Harvey was born October 20, 1920 at Republic County, Kansas. She departed this life on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Parkview Haven Nursing Home in Deshler, Nebraska at the age of 92 years.
Delphia known to family and friends as Lorene attended Star school in Republic, KS and graduated from Hardy High School with the class of 1939. After high school Lorene received her elementary school teaching certificate from the state of Nebraska. Lorene taught grades 1-8 at Kelly School, 15 miles from Hardy, NE. Lorene lived with an older couple Sunday through Thursdays and went home from the weekends while teaching. While she taught Lorene was her own janitor, carried water and did all associated work that went along with teaching in a one room school house. Lorene held spelling bees, arithmetic matches and special programs for all the holidays.
On June 18, 1941 Lorene was united in marriage to Edwin F. Lipker at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wichita, KS. This union was blessed with the birth of two sons. After their marriage Lorene enrolled in confirmation class was confirmed on March 29, 1942 at Wichita, KS. On July 1, 1990 Lorene was baptized by Pastor David Loeschen at Centennial Lutheran Church.
Lorene was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and dearly enjoyed being a homemaker. In 1943 Lorene and Ed moved to a farm at Ruskin, NE and spent their entire lives in this vicinity. Lorene and Ed enjoyed spending many winters in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. Lorene had been a long time member of Centennial Lutheran Church, Superior, NE. Lorene always worked alongside of her husband Ed on the farm, but had a passion for decorating wedding cakes for many years, but she will be remembered for her love of quilting. Her grandchildren and great grandchild will cherish her hand quilted blankets.
While in Texas Lorene would organize kitchen band skit musical programs for the camp they stayed at. Lorene loved to make Christmas decorations for her grandchildren and enjoyed meeting new people from all over the United States.
Lorene suffered a stroke in late 2000, her husband Edwin took care of her for many years until his declining health did not allow him to do so. In 2005 Lorene moved to the Nelson Good Samaritan Center and later moved to Parkview Haven in Deshler to be nearer to her family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Ed; brothers Carroll and Dean Harvey.
Survivors include sons Harland Lipker and wife Ruth of Shakopee, MN and Dorrel Lipker and wife LeAnn of Oak, NE; grandchildren: Sarah Lipker of St. Paul, MN; Sonia Lipker of Anchorage, Alaska;, Nikki Drohman and husband Dustin of Ruskin, NE; and Corey Lipker of Oak, NE; great granddaughter Molley Lorene Drohman of Ruskin, NE; sister Donna Peterson and husband Norman of Bennington, NE; sister in laws Sarah Harvey of Superior, NE; and Dorene Harvey Bella Vista, AR; nieces, nephews other relatives and a host of friends
Funeral services will be held this Thursday 10:30 AM, January 17, 2013 at the Centennial Lutheran Church in Superior, NE. Pastor B.J. Fouts will be officiating. Burial will be held in the Spring Creek Cemetery, Ruskin, NE. Condolences may be sent to the family at wmsfh.com. Williams Funeral Home of Superior, NE is in charge of the arrangements.
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