WAYNE — Dorothy I. Lipp, 95, Wayne, died June 18, 2022, at her home at Kinship Pointe, Wayne.
Visitation was June 26 at Grace Lutheran Church, Wayne, Grace Lutheran Church
Funeral services were June 27, also at Grace Lutheran Church.
Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, Wayne Arrangements were under the
Arrangements were under the direction of Hasemann Funeral Home, Wayne.
Dorothy was born Sept. 16, 1926, in rural Cedar County, the seventh of nine children of George and Ethel (Elson) Juhlin. She rode in a wagon with a team of horses to attend Dixon County School District #42 through eighth grade. She attended Maskell High School for two years. In 1941, Dorothy moved to Van Nuys, Calif., to stay with and care for her grandma while attending Van Nuys High School following her grandpa’s death. She graduated from Van Nuys High School in 1943, and began working in a bank. Dorothy returned to Nebraska in 1944, and attended Wayne State College during the summer to work toward her two-year teaching certificate. She began her teaching career that fall, teaching kindergarten through eighth grade in a one-room school north of Laurel. Her early teaching career included teaching at Logan Center, Laurel, Concord, Wakefield and Ames. She earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 1969, and completed her master’s degree in 1982, both from Wayne State College. Dorothy finished her 40-plus year teaching career at Arlington Elementary in 1996. She celebrated her 40-plus years of teaching with a trip to England in 1995. She continued to substitute teach for several years and tutored many students in the summers. She loved sharing stories about her time teaching, especially her memories of teaching in a one-room schoolhouse.
Dorothy married Frank R. Lipp April 6, 1958, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Laurel. Together, the couple had two daughters, Kathleen and Colleen. They began their marriage farming in rural Allen. They moved to Hale, Mo., in 1962, and then moved back to Nebraska in 1964, living in Silver Creek, Haigler, Stanton, North Bend and Ames, before finally settling in Arlington. Dorothy took a five-year sabbatical before resuming teaching at Ames and then Arlington. Dorothy was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Fremont,
Dorothy was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Fremont, and was actively involved in LWML and in teaching confirmation, VBS and Sunday School for many years. She relished traveling with both of her daughters and their families on numerous grandma trips, as well as with friends to Branson and the Black Hills. She was always learning new things and encouraged others to do the same. She would say “You’re never too old to learn something new.” Dorothy loved teaching and continued to teach even when she moved to assisted living. She would always gently correct one’s grammar and also taught by her life example of being grateful no matter what her circumstances. Dorothy always enjoyed time with her friends and being a member of the Red Hat Society. She was a lifetime member of the Allen American Legion Auxiliary. However, the most important thing in her life was her Savior Jesus Christ, her faith, Bible study, and spending time with her family. She never missed a chance to impart her love of Jesus with others and to let you know she would pray for you. Even after losing her eyesight and mobility, she always said she knew “God had her here to pray.”
Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Kathleen Rabbass, Dodge, and Colleen (Jeffrey) Simpson, Wayne; grandchildren, Traci Rabbass, Olathe, Kan.; Troy Rabbass, Dodge; Megan (Tracy) Stromberg, Columbus; Mindy (Jamie) Dlouhy, Clarkson; Justin (Rebekah) Rabbass, Dodge; Andrew Simpson, Queen Creek, Ariz.; and James Simpson, Hillsdale, Mich.; 15 great-grandchildren, Josie Rabbass, Tyler (Samantha) Wieseler, Brady (Meaghan) Adams, Hannah Adams, Jackson (Sidney) Adams, Wyatt Adams; Kade, Aubrey, Isaac, Isabella and Grace Stromberg; Kaitlyn, Colyn and Hadley Dlouhy; and Anna Rabbass; seven great-great-grandchildren, Greysen, Emersyn, Cooper, Mia, Finnigan, Jeremy and Lane; brother-in-law, Carrol (Tootie) Lipp, Laurel; sister-in-law, Gladys Juhlin, Norfolk; and many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank, in 1983;
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank, in 1983; brothers, Harold (Jeanette), Dwight (Violet), Don (Zelma), Bob (Gerry) and Russell; sisters, Ruth (Gene) Trusty, Erma (Ted) Bergerson, Rosa Lee (Bob) Lerch; brothers-in-law, Antone (Dorothy) Lipp, and Art (Doris) Lipp; and son-in-law, Rodger Rabbass, in 2021. Memorials may be directed to the Lutheran Hour and Christ Lutheran
Memorials may be directed to the Lutheran Hour and Christ Lutheran School Scholarship Fund, Norfolk.