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Wilfred "Bud" Wipperling

Wilfred “Bud” Wipperling, age 89, of Jamestown, ND, formerly of New Rockford and Carrington, ND, died Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at his home under the care of Jamestown Regional Medical Center Hospice.

Wilfred Wipperling was born on July 2, 1924, the son of Fred and Freda (Thaden) Wipperling on the family farm near Brantford, ND. He attended Columbia Township country school.

On September 14, 1946, Wilfred was united in marriage to E. Bernice Heringer at her parents’ house in New Rockford. They had a farm in Tiffany Township until 1965, when they bought and moved to the family farm. In 2002, they moved into Carrington. Due to health problems, they moved to Jamestown in August of 2010.

Bud was able to fix anything and was creative and a talented woodworker. He was very proud of his wood shop. Bud made 12 grandfather clocks, several mantel clocks and a scroll cathedral clock as well as many other wood projects. He was a master at fixing clocks.

He was a 4-H leader, served on Columbia Township Board, a lifetime member of Central ND Steam Threshers Reunion, a member of the Good Sam Club, and enjoyed traveling. Bud was an active member at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in New Rockford prior to moving to Carrington where he became a member of Grace Lutheran Church.

Bud will be remembered and deeply missed by his wife of 67 years, Bernice, Jamestown; 8 children, Wade (Sue) of Spokane, WA, Jean (Mark) Dunn, Pierre, SD; Dennis (Kathy) of Bloomington, MN, Steve (Gloria) of Wishek, ND, Cindy (Wayne Karger) Wipperling, Lake Park, MN, Doria (Mathew) Burthold, Bismarck, ND, Lisa Wipperling, Dickinson, ND, and Rodney (Audrey) of Baker, MT; 18 grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 8 step-great-grandchildren; and 1 sister, Faye Goodno, Woodbury, MN.

He was greeted in heaven by his parents; step-mother, Esther; 2 brothers, James “Wendel” and Fred “Harley”; 1 sister, Helen Dungan; and 2 grandchildren, Benjamin Hubbard and Amy Spravzoff.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Grace Lutheran Church or Jamestown Regional Medical Center Hospice.

PRAYER SERVICE: Sunday at 7PM in Evans Funeral Home, Carrington

FUNERAL SERVICE: Grace Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND

DATE AND TIME: Monday, October 7, 2013 at 10:30 AM

INTERMENT: Barlow Cemetery, Barlow, ND


Posted Condolences:



Name: Binstock Family

Date: 10/05/2013

Message: Wipperling family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

- Casey, Char, Alex, Nick, and Sonya Binstock


Name: Conni

Message: You have all been in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


Name: Gary Klein

Date: Oct. 4

Message: So saddened to learn of Bud's passing. What a kind and gentle man he was and a fine neighbor. Connie and I would go to their house to play cards and share a lot of conversation and at the end of the evening Bud would show us his latest grandfather clock he was making. These clocks were beautiful. Our prayers go out to the family and especially to Jean who is a dear friend of Connie's. Connie and Gary Klein


Name: Vicki Glander

Date: October 4, 2013

Message: Cindy,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Remember he is an angel now watching over you. He will always be in your heart.


Name: Terri Sollman (Wipperling)

Date: 10-3-13

Message: I have alot of fond memories of the man that I call Uncle Bud, He was my god father, my dad's older brother and I remember his gentle lightheartedness. I don't ever remember him getting mad. Him and Aunt Bernice were two peas in a pod, had SO much fun together and I remember the stories of the jokes they played on each other. He was a very talented man and he will be missed.


Name: Matt and Darcie Tavernier

Date: October 2, 2013

Message: Grandma,

I want you to know we're thinking of you and wish we could physically be there during this difficult time.  We have great memories of Grandpa (I can still hear his unique laugh today) and although it may seem hard right now, it'll be the memories of these little things that push away the pain and bring smiles back again.  I love you very much. 


Darcie, Matt, Cody and Casey   

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