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Bernice C. Sipe, 87

Bernice Cecelia Sipe, age 87, of Loretto, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Haven Homes in Maple Plain.

A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, March 23 at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto, with a gathering of family and friends for one hour prior to services in the church. The Rev. John Gallas will celebrate the Mass, followed by inurnment in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

Bernice was born Sept. 22, 1924, in Minneapolis, to Edward and Helen (Miller) Mohrmann.

She was a 1943 graduate of North High School, and a proud member of the band that marched in the New York World’s Fair.

Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, Harry “Bud” Sipe; a son, Jerry Sipe; and a daughter, Nancy Sipe.

She is survived by her children, John (Joyce) Sipe, and Shirley (Jeff) Varney; three grandchildren, Jill (Eric) Voltin, Jeremy Sipe, Missy Varney and special friend Nate Geslin; three great-granddaughters, Natalie, Lilah, and Gianna Voltin, and family friend Elaine Berg.