Agnes Lipetzky

agnes lipetzky
Agnes Lipetzky, 90, Fargo, formerly Kensal, ND passed away peacefully on August 25, 2018 at Touchmark in Fargo. Agnes, one of 12 siblings, was born near Mott, ND on June 4, 1928 to Anton and Margaret Rausch. The Rausch family, in 1933, moved to the Courtenay-Kensal area. In 1946 Agnes graduated from St. John’s Academy in Jamestown, ND. After graduating, Agnes taught one year in a country school near Fried, married Roy Lipetzky in 1947, and taught the following year in the country school ½ mile from the Lipetzky farm, 9 miles northeast of Kensal. Agnes and Roy had four children and owned and operated the family farm until Roy passed away in 1986. Agnes continued to reside on the family farm and assist her son Kevin who operated the farm. After moving to Fargo in 1996, Agnes spent summers on the farm until 2004. Agnes was active in the Kensal community as a member and officer of numerous organizations as well as being treasurer of Eastman Township. Agnes was an avid whist, pinochle, and bingo player. She enjoyed meeting people, making friends, and spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter and great-grandson. Agnes is survived by her children, Gary, JoAnn (Jim) Unruh, Kevin (Donna), and Tom (Barbara); granddaughter, Chelsea; and great-grandson, Ryker; sister, Hildegarde Sodawasser; brothers, Anton (Karen) and Joseph Rausch; and nieces, nephews, and extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy; parents; daughter-in-law, Linda; 6 sisters and 2 brothers; her father-in-law and mother-in-law; and other family members. A funeral Mass will be held at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church in Fargo on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 10:30 AM with visitation from 9:30 to 10:30. In lieu of flowers and memorials, the family requests your thoughts and prayers for their mother. The family expresses their sincere appreciation to the staff at Touchmark and Hospice of the Red River Valley for their care of Agnes.

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  1. Now Agnes is resting in peace with God and her husband Roy.
    With deepest sympathy and my condolences to her family: Gary, Joann,
    Kevin and Tom. God is love and Agnes loved God.

  2. To Gary, Joann, Kevin, and Tom,
    I am thinking of all of you and your loved ones and sending my sincere condolences on Agnes’s passing. I am so glad I got to know her during her visits to Hawaii. I remember with fondness our movie nights!
    You have done so much to make her last years comfortable and I know she appreciated the loving care. I know that many of your mom’s finest qualities live on in all of you.

  3. We send our sincere sympathies to Agnes’ family. She was such a wonderful lady and was always dressed so well. I (Robin) worked at the Kensal Elevator for quite a few years and got to know her as she always wanted to know how her grain was doing and what price it could get! Take care.

  4. Our sympathy is with all the family.
    Agnes was one terrific lady who always looked her very best.
    Conrad and Esther May

  5. Agnes was my first crush on a married lady. She was a pretty, charming and thoughtful person to me. Cousin Roy and Agnes would take me under their wing when my parents came to visit her sister Merle and Joe on our almost annual visits. She remained a gracious, beautiful and thoughtful person. I am sure you children enjoy sharing some great memories. She will continue to live on in each of you. God Bless all of you. Cousin Ephraim and Jean May

  6. So sorry to hear of your loss. She was a good lady and always would visit. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

  7. Thank you so much for being you, Agnes. Especially thankful that you and Kevin attended my mother’s funeral with me.

  8. To Gary and Joann I loved working with Agnes. She was the highlight of my shift I absolutely loved working with her. She will Always hold a place in my heart. I hope you guys feel her warm embrace.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you

  9. We are so glad we got to know your mother. We enjoyed our visits with her, and although she never let us win at Whist, we enjoyed those games too. Our sympathy is with you all, Roger and Renae Specht

  10. To the Lipetzky family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Agnes and her family. She gave us some unforgettable memories during her trips visiting Gary. We throughly enjoyed time spent with her.
    Agnes will be remembered as a feisty, strong yet loving woman. She will be missed by the many whose lives she touched.
    May she now rest in peace.

  11. Agnes was my longest living aunt!! She lived the longest in my life, but Opal surpassed Agnes’ age by a few years. I never imagined there would be a day when all of that great generation would be gone. I am nearly 60 years old. I am probably older now than my aunts were when we visited them every summer. It seems like just a few years ago that I smashed my aunt Opal’s beautiful dinner rolls as they sat in her window sill trying to rise!! Also a few years ago that I awoke to the light of a beautiful summer morning after spending the night in an upstairs room at Agnes’s house. I spent the night with my older cousin, JoAnn. I looked out the window from her upstairs room and saw what I thought was a beautiful blue lake!! Nope. It was flax in bloom!! I remember Agnes took great care to not allow the grimy hired man to sit at the breakfast table with his hairy chest exposed. She worried that it would gross me out!! Agnes was a good part of the joy we had visiting every summer. She and Opal took turns chauffeuring us to Jamestown where they bought us lunch and a few toys. We all went to Arrowwood Lake one summer. Gary, Steve, and Kent got some leeches on them. We had never seen the blood suckers!! Nasty. I followed grandma around since she had a knack for finding arrowheads. My uncle Roy gave me the head of an Indian hammer. I kept it for many years and then passed it to my nephew Matt, who is interested in everything!! He values such things.

    I’ve already missed Agnes for a year or two. When we talked on the phone,, her memory wasn’t what it was. When Joann visited her mom, they would call me. It was nice to have JoAnn help her stay in touch and move the conversation a little easier. Agnes was a a great helper to her husband, loved her kids, helped my grandpa and grandma in their old age, and always had a warm and genuine smile. We will miss her.

  12. Aunt Agnes was a great aunt. When we visited North Dakota I often stayed with Uncle Roy and Aunt Agnes. They and my cousins were great hosts. I enjoyed the farm and had a great time. I alway felt safe and welcome there. To my cousins I know how hard it is to lose your mom. My condolences and prayers are for you as you mourn Aunt Agnes. My love to you all. Love Steve and Nena Graupner

  13. So sorry to hear of your loss. Agnes was always a friendly and kind person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. With sympathy, Charles & Jane Bata

  14. We send our sympathy and prayers to the Agnes’s family.
    I have great memories of our casino and bingo nights. Also a couple trips to Vegas.
    She was a great companion and a fine lady..

  15. Sending much aloha to all the Lipetzkys. Agnes will be remembered fondly for her bright smile, her delightful conversation, and her thoughtfulness. She was a wonderful, caring mother-in-law to sister Linda.

  16. So sorry to hear of your moms passing. Celebrate here good life! Thoughts and many prayers for her and her family. Take care GOD Bless!

  17. God bless Agnes and Family. She was a wonderful Lady. I have memories of the Rausch farm and meeting Agnes and others at the ND winter show to watch the Horse Pull !! Cherish your memories. Carrie Winkels Maresh

  18. Agnes was a wonderful mother, aunt & friend. As one of the last of that generation it is sad to see them all gone.
    Rest in peace dear Agnes,
    Gary & Nanette Graupner

  19. My deepest sympathies over the loss of Agnes. No person can ever prepare themselves for the feelings of loss that can come when our loved ones leave us. Please know that these feelings are temporary and will soon be replaced with wonderful and happy memories. The comfort from the scriptures can help during this difficult time. John 5:28,29 “for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life.” Knowing that we can see our loved ones again in a future paradise free form the effects of ill health and suffering certainly warms our heart. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

  20. You are missed. Wish I had made more time for family. Don’t make same mistakes I made. Make time for loved ones and share wonderful experiences with them. Live like you are dieing.
    One day you will. And nothing is worse that a wasted life. All my love.
    Andrew and family.

    You never know when your time is up. Life is like a hour glass everyone has one. Nobody knows how much sand is in it. Any moment could be your last. So live like every one is your last. Enjoy the beauty of this place, experience all you can. I hope all of you can experience all I have. Remember when life gets crazy money is tight and you just feel hopeless. God never gives you more than you can handle. My mom Nanette Graupner told me when I was depressed over worked and feeling hopeless. She said ” Andrew you can eat a elephant. You can she said. Just remember eat it one bite at a time.
    Love her so much. She’s the best mom.

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