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Agnes Lipetzky

August 25, 2018

Funeral Mass - Saturday

September 01, 2018
- 10:30 AM with a visitation one hour prior

Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Agnes Lipetzky

August 25, 2018


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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25 responses to “Agnes Lipetzky”

  1. Kerry Smith says:

    My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the entire family.

  2. Joe Rausch, her brother says:

    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.

  3. Patricia Walz says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  4. John Zak says:

    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.

  5. Craig & Robin Barnes says:

    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.

  6. Conrad and Esther May says:

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

  7. MAY, EPHRAIM & JEAN says:

    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

  8. Elliot and Mary Paczkowski says:

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

  9. Doug Brown says:

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

  10. Mary Clark says:

    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

  11. Roger and Renae Specht says:

    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

  12. Dwight Briss says:

    So Sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to all.

  13. J. T. says:

    Gary, so sorry for your loss. Sounds like s great lady.
    J. & Kathryn Benton

  14. Maria & John Lopinto says:

    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.

  15. Linda Graupner-Braucht says:

    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.

  16. Steve Graupner says:

    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

  17. Charles & Jane Bata says:

    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

  18. Lester and Sherrile Larson says:

    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..

  19. Marcia Adams says:

    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.

  20. Jeff and Shelley Bata says:

    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!

  21. Donna and Bob Mack says:

    Very sorry for the loss of your mother, our sympathies are with you.

  22. Carrie maredh says:

    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

  23. Sharon Neva says:

    With caring thoughts and prayers, God bless, Jim and Sharon Neva

  24. Gary Graupner says:

    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

  25. GC says:

    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.

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