Joshua David Wipf, age 28, of Yankton, South Dakota died on Friday, May 26, 2017 as a result of a car accident near Yankton.
Funeral services are 10:30 AM, on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Yankton with Reverend David Wildermuth and Reverend Jeff Otterman officiating. Burial will be at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, June 1 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a prayer service at 7:00 PM.
Pallbearers are Jordan Slate, Sam Lunn, Sean Durham, Tony Pleiss, Ryan Schaefer, Kyle Marquardt, Pete Kloski, and Corey Meng. Honorary pallbearers are his nieces and nephews.
Josh was born October 10, 1988 in Yankton, South Dakota to Joseph Sr. and Connie (Ketter) Wipf. He grew up in Yankton, graduating from Yankton High School in 2007. While attending high school, Josh worked at the Fryn' Pan Restaurant. After graduation, he worked at Shur-Co, Applied Engineering, PMC and was currently employed at Ehresmann Engineering. He was a huge Carolina Panthers fan and loved playing all kinds of sports including soccer, softball, basketball, golf and Frisbee golf. He won several golf tournaments in Yankton and Crofton including the 2016 Fox Run Pro-Am with his brother, Joe Jr, friend, Adam Walsh and team caddie, Jordan Slate. Josh was also the individual low net golfer of that tournament. Josh enjoyed playing video games and loved hanging out and playing with his nieces and nephews. He helped coach Aubrie's soccer team and enjoyed watching them in their various activities. He spent two years as a Sunday School Room Helper for 4 and 5 year old children. Josh had an easy-going personality who could make anyone laugh.
Josh will be forever missed by his parents, Joe Sr. and Connie Wipf of Yankton; two sisters, Kristina (Brandon) Lloyd of Yankton and Katie Wipf (Mitchell Nehlich) of Aberdeen, SD; brother, Joe Jr. (Nickie) Wipf of Yankton; four nieces and nephews: Aubrie and Evan Lloyd, Jasper Nehlich, and Midori Wipf; grandmother, Betty Ketter of Yankton; girlfriend, Christina Chapman and her daughter, Aliya; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Josh was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Joe Ketter Jr.; paternal grandparents, Hank, Elizabeth and Kate Wipf; aunt, Bonnie Walter; and great grandmother, Oda Schotanus.
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My deepest sympathies with your family. I worked with Josh for a few years and he always made me laugh. May he rest in peace.
Connie and Joe and family and friends you all have my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Sending you our love and prayers as you go through this difficult time.
Gary Susanna Hofer and Family
My thoughts and prayers are with your family, may God wrap his loving arms around Joshua.
Connie, Joe, and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you.
Connie & Joe I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family at this indescribably difficult time. My deepest Sympathy.
Tammy Plooster - Earl
Connie, Joe & family -
We are thinking about all of you and saying prayers for your family during this difficult time.
Brad, Jodi and Nathan List
My heart goes out to your family. I graduated High School with Josh and he always put a smile on my face. May your family be surrounded with support and love through this difficult time.
I am heartbroken for Josh's family and friends. Please know that I am praying for comfort for you all.
Brenda (Staniech) Warfel
Our deepest sympathies to the Wipf family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Roberta (Ketterer) Boyda
Connie & Joe and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Rich and Diane Mangelsen
there is no words that could ease your pain but please know our thoughts and prayers are with you, we will be down friday. Take care
Marv and Doris
I'll always remember all of our fun times at Fryn Pan. I'll never forget you, Josh. Save a place for me.
Connie, Joe and family,
We send our heartfelt sympathy to you for this tremendous loss. We are keeping you in our prayers as you move through these difficult times. May you find comfort in Christ's love this day and always.
Randy and Peggy Anderson
So sorry for your lose I worked with Josh at northern extrution. He was a funny, and smart kid. Joe jr. ,Joe , family. I've moved away wish I could of come to service. If you guys need anything call 6607762.
We are so sorry for your loss. Josh was a great guy. He helped coach our daughter Brooklynn in soccer last year. He was great with the kids! You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Devin,Anna,Bryce and Brooklynn Bakley
Our love & prayers to all of the Wipf family during this very difficult time
Boyd & Cheryle Jones
Dear Joe, Connie and family: I just recently heard about Josh. Kevin and I are so sorry for your loss. May God give you strength, faith and love during your tremendous loss. God bless Josh's soul Lord and I pray that he will sit beside you in the kingdom of heaven. All my love and prayers.
Cathy and Kevin Cap
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