Carol Lippert, age 77, of Danube died peacefully Sunday, June 21, 2020 at the Olivia Hospital. A public visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 26th at Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Olivia. Due to occupancy limitations, a funeral for immediate family, brothers, sisters, and first cousins (no children, please) will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 27th at Zion Lutheran Church in Olivia with Rev. Isaiah Horn officiating. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30th at St. Matthews North Cemetery in rural Danube. We believe, with Carol being a lifelong nurse, she would fully support COVID social distancing practices and recommend wearing a face mask. Memorials can be sent to the Little Lambs Learning Center in Danube.
Carol Jane Lippert was born December 1, 1942 in Olivia, MN, to George and Emma (Toltzman) Laumer. She grew up on the family farm north of Danube and graduated from Danube High School. She attended Willmar Community College where she received her LPN degree. In 1988, Carol returned to Ridgewater College to complete her RN degree. Her nursing career spanned 49 years. She began her career at Rice Hospital in Willmar. After a year, she moved to Dr. Cosgriff’s office in Olivia where she worked for 10 years. She then worked for 38 years at Renville County Hospital. Carol married James (Jim) Lippert on November 15, 1964 at Zion Lutheran Church in Olivia and were blessed with two children. They lived on a farm in southern Kandiyohi County until 1978, then moved north of Danube to the farm Jim’s great-grandfather homesteaded in 1902. Carol was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir, was active in the Ladies Aid evening circle, and was a substitute Sunday school teacher. She volunteered at Little Lambs and was a member of the Red Hats Society and Yellowstone Quilters. Carol enjoyed quilting, sewing, book club, tending her flower and vegetable gardens, and collecting lamb memorabilia. Most of all, she enjoyed being with family and friends. She was known for her potato salad (with dill pickles), buttermilk brownies, and lemon cookies. Carol will forever be remembered for her genuine compassion, boundless energy and warm smile.
Carol is survived by her husband of 56 years Jim Lippert of Danube; son Kevin (and Becky) Lippert of Willmar; daughter Audra (and Shane) Wendt of Arden Hills; five grandchildren: Allison Lippert, Gage Lippert, Emma Lippert, Sophia Wendt, and Sydney Wendt; and her brother Ordell (and Vicky) Laumer of Olivia. She was preceded in death by her parents George and Emma Laumer. Dirks-Blem Funeral Service (320) 523-1102 www.dirksblem.com