Obit: Pipkorn, Ione Mardell #2 (1933 - 2011)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt



Surnames: Bernt, Evert, Gutenberger, Hafele, Hudak, Marth, Phillips, Pipkorn, Schoelzel, Seefeld, Seubert, Sheets, Stine, Thomas, Uhilg, Voelker, Watchendonk


----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wisconsin) Wednesday, July 12, 2011, page 13


Pipkorn, Ione Mardell (Schoelzel) (August 19, 1933 - July 7, 2011)


Ione M. Pipkorn, 77, Abbotsford passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 7, 2011 in her home with her family.

Ione was born on August 19, 1933 to Rudolph and Olivia (Gutenberger) Schoelzel.


She attended Cloverdale School. She was united in marriage to John Sheets Sr. on October 4, 1950 and later divorced.


She married Eugene Pipkorn on September 10, 1981. They resided in Sheldon, WI until his death in 2004. Ione worked at Wick Building in Marshfield for 17 years and later Weather Shield Mfg in Ladysmith until her retirement. Her hobbies were camping, traveling, biking and spending time with her family.

Ione is lovingly survived by her children: DuWayne (Kay) Sheets and Michael (Tammy) Sheets, Colby, Jim (Debbie) Sheets, Plymouth, John Sheets Jr., Sheboygan, Roger (Mary Jane) Sheets, Glenbeulah, and daughter-in-law Diane Sheets, Schofield.


She is further survived by her grandchildren: Teri (Jason) Evert, Tami (Ryan) Bernt, April Voelker and Joshua Sheets, all of Colby, Crystal Thomas, Appleton, Ashley (Craig) Hafele, Cleveland, Brian (Kim) Sheets, Waldo, Lynne (Kevin) Seubert, Madison, Erin Sheets and Logan Sheets of Wausau and James Sheets, Glenbeulah; her great-grandchildren Jacob and Marisa Evert, Ethan and Ashlyn Bernt, Oliver and Estella Sheets, Kaleb Thomas and Marcus and Kaleb Hafele.


Ione is also lovingly survived by her siblings: Darlene (Ed) Watchendonk, Jerry (Joan) Schoelzel, Darnell (Janis) Schoelzel, Emerita Phillips, Ronnie Schoelzel, Glen (Ramona) Schoelzel, Jim (Bonnie) Schoelzel, Sandy (Jim) Hudak, Dennis (Edith) Schoelzel, Connie (Duane) Stine, Korliss Uhilg, sister-in-laws Kathy Schoelzel, Alice Schoelzel and Linda Schoelzel, brother-in-laws Jim Marth and Wayne Seefeld.

Ione is preceded in death by her parents; husband Gene; her son, Jeffrey Sheets; siblings Rudy, Doris, DuWayne, Lyle, Beatrice, Audris, Patricia, Arlyn and Albert.

Ione will be sadly missed very much. She was so willing to help everyone and always enjoyed being with her family.

Her family will be hosting a celebration of life in her honor at the Colby VFW on July 23, 2011 from 5:00-?. Dinner will be served around 6pm.



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