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Ethel Weippert

Ethel Weippert, age 92, of Carrington, ND, formerly of Sykeston, ND, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday July 22, 2021 at CHI St. Alexius Hospital. Ethel’s strong and unwavering faith and devotion to the rosary inspired her family and friends.

Ethel Marie Becker was born on May 21, 1929, the daughter of Inez and John Becker at the Carrington Hospital. She attended school at Sykeston, graduating high school in three years. She attended the College of St. Benedict for one year.

On June 15, 1949, Ethel was united in marriage to Eddie Wesley Weippert at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Sykeston, ND. They farmed and milked cows near Sykeston for 39 years. In 1988, they moved to Carrington.

Ethel had many hobbies (crafts, baking, and sewing) including crocheting as witnessed by her gifts of afghans, tablecloths, and doilies for all whom she loved. Ethel had a very competitive spirit. She loved playing  games, especially cards. When asked in her final days what her favorite card game was, she said “All of them!” Ethel was an extremely hard worker. She seamlessly managed to raise seven children while maintaining her home and cooking meals for family and hired workers. Ethel worked at Golden Acres Manor as a nurses aide for 13 years. Ethel somehow achieved the perfect work-life balance that many strive for and provided a wonderful upbringing for her large family.

Ethel and Eddie loved to travel with family and friends. Their travels included all fifty states plus Europe, Mexico, Canada, and the Holy Land. Ethel especially loved going on cruises with her family and treated her entire family to an Alaskan cruise in 2017.

Ethel was a member of the St. Elizabeth and Sacred Heart Altar Societies and was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church.

Ethel is survived by five sons, Don (Linda Geba, fiancé) of Bradenton, FL; Dennis (Bonnie) of Watertown, SD; Danny (Julie) and Doug of Garden City, KS; Dallas (Amy) of Hutchinson, KS; two daughters, Debora (Mark) Miller of Heaton, ND; DeeAnn (Brad) Krugler of Moorhead, MN; 18 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; special friend, Gene Summers of Carrington, ND; one sister, Patty (Tony) Bachmeier of Carrington, ND; one brother, John (Millie) Becker of Bremerton, WA.

She was preceded in death by her husband Eddie, infant son Dean Michael, grandson Carl Weippert, her parents, and sisters Delores and Carol.

The family suggests memorials to St. Elizabeth’s Cemetery, Sykeston or to Sacred Heart Parish, Carrington.

Visitation will be Monday, July 26, 2021, from 2:00PM-5:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, ND and will continue from 6:00PM-7:00PM at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Sykeston, followed by a Rosary Service 6:45PM and Vigil Service at 7:00PM at Church.

Ethel’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at 10:30AM at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Sykeston.

Her Burial will be at the St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Cemetery, Sykeston, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. So sorry!! Sending hugs and prayers to all of you. I always enjoyed working beside your mom at the nursing home. Tak care.

  2. Our sympathies are with you all and there a lot of you:). I was always jealous of your big family and loved spending a week in the summer as a farm girl. I do now realize why I was a city girl however since I was unaware all those cute animals were dinner.
    I just wanted to say my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your mom had a long good life and now is at peace and with your dad once again. I do not think I will be coming as I am just going back from a 2 week vacation. Enjoy your time together and all the memories!!
    I visited Uncle Emil last week and he is doing okay. Good to see him.

  3. Thinking of the Weippert family . Your parents raised an amazing family. God bless you all.

  4. My deepest sympathy to the Weippert family. I always enjoyed your mother.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family! Your mom was a very loving and caring person.🙏

  6. My heart goes out to the Weippert family. Ethel was a great mom and I know you shared so many wonderful times together! Hoping those memories bring comfort as you celebrate her life.

  7. To the family of Ethel.
    I’m sorry that I didn’t get to know your mother. But going to school with Don, I know she was a
    wonderful women. We lost our mother in November due to the Covid. But we know we
    are never prepared for their time to leave this world. I just heard her funeral is today and will not
    be able to bet a ride. But know your family is in my prayers.

    Gail (Malinski) Marsolek

  8. Deb & Mark & Family,

    We were so sorry to read of your mother’s passing. It’s always difficult to lose one’s mother because they were the first one’s to teach us how to love.
    Our Deepest Sympathy to you and all of your family. May your dear mother Rest in Peace.

    Steve & Jane Metzger

  9. I was so sorry to hear about your Mom. Praying for all of you. God Bless.

  10. Deb and Mark and family,

    Thoughts and Prayers are with you and all of the family.

    Kathy and Corey Lesmeister

  11. Debbie, DeeAnn & entire family – I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom! Back in our school days, we took turns almost every week spending time at one another’s house. Great memories! Your Mom was a beautiful lady & an amazing Mom (I know because I had one too❤️). Sending you my love & prayers🙏

  12. So sorry to hear of your loss…a parent, no matter the age is so hard to say goodbye to.
    May the peace of Christ sustain you all till you meet again.🙏🏻

  13. Oh Deb! I’m so sorry to hear this. Your mom was always such a nice lady. Am glad she had the company of Gene in her last years. Prayers for you and your family!

  14. When I lived in ND & traveled thru Carrington I would stop & visit. Than I moved out of state & would keep in touch by phone calls. My aunt will always be remembered as a very active & fun lady. Our prayers to all my dear cousins & family.

  15. Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.
    She was a great lady and a super hard worker and she absolutely loved playing cards. I remember it well, as she always played to win, no matter who she was playing against.
    May you all be blessed by our Heavenly Father!

  16. I just saw in the Independent that your mom passed.
    So sorry for your loss. Your parents and my mom and dad were great friends. I remember the times they had card parties and the good times they had together.

  17. So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was such a sweet lady. Prays and love sent to the family.


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