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Funeral services for Ruby Sipe of Baudette, MN will be held on Saturday, March 17th at 2 PM at First Congregational Church UCC in Baudette, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior at the church with interment at Elm Park Cemetery at a later date.
Ruby Jane Sipe, 79, of Baudette, MN passed away peacefully March 12th at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND surrounded by family. Her health had started to fail in January. She was born May 2nd 1938 at home on the family farm in Carroll county Illinois to John and Bertha (Ehredt) Schnitzler. Ruby was the youngest of 13 children and married Jack Sipe of Mt. Carroll the 18th of January 1954, and four children were born; Marlene, Jonathan, LeAnn and Lawrence. Ruby was a dedicated home maker, wife, and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She faithfully provided care and nurturing to her family, often during extended absences of her military husband. Ruby worked various jobs a significant portion of her life, and retired in 2001 from Marvin Windows after more than 17 years. Ruby had diverse interests which included sewing, crafting, ceramics, gardening, and traveling to visit family. She was a huge supporter of the local Bears sports teams and was a voracious reader which led her to volunteer to serve on the local library board for many years. She was active in the Air Force and local community events, especially in her younger years. Ruby is survived by her only remaining sibling, Betty Bowman of Savanna, IL., daughter Marlene Weber of Broken Arrow, OK., son Jonathan (Collette) Sipe of Derby, KS., daughter LeAnn (Stephen) Nesmith of Baudette, MN; son Lawrence (Bonnie) Sipe of Baudette, MN., grandchildren Kristine (John) Ellis; Alyson (Joey) Kendall; John Sipe (Krista); Danica Sipe (Noah); Cassandra Azarpay, Thadeus Sipe, Janie Sipe (Austin); and Jarred Sipe. Great grandchildren Ryah, Katarina, Elijah, Emerson, Evelyn, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack; and 11 siblings.