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Minnie Klippert - November 29, 2013


Minnie Belle Klippert, 91, of Sterling, died Nov. 29, 2013, in Sterling. Minnie was born Oct. 22, 1922, in Keota to Olin and Bessie Belle (Conley) Keasling.

She graduated from high school and lived in Keota until moving to Sterling in 1940. Minnie worked in the laundry and was a seamstress in the hospital. On Dec. 15, 1942, she married Otto Klippert in Sidney, Neb.

She enjoyed bowling, sewing, knitting, crocheting, ceramics and upholstery work, as well as working in her yard and with her grandkids. She also enjoyed making jelly for her family. Minnie bowled on three different teams until she was 89 years young.

Minnie was preceded in death by her husband, Otto Klippert; daughter, Jewell “Joy” Murphy; parents, Olin and Bessie Keasling; sisters, June Keasling Carroll, Zoetta Keasling Spencer, Virginia Keasling Mitzel and Ida; many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandy Stumpff and husband Rob of Hemingford, Neb.; sons, Larry Klippert and wife Donna of Holyoke and Darwin Klippert and wife Marilyn of Lamar; 18 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral service was scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. at Chaney-Reager Funeral Home in Sterling with Pastor Manuel Tamez officiating. Interment was set to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.