Verlyn Wipf, age 82, of Huron, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at the Sanford USD Medical Center, surrounded by his family. His funeral service was held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, April 13th at the First United Methodist Church. Military honors were conducted by the Huron Veterans Council. Burial was held at 2 PM, Tuesday, April 16, in the Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church Radio Broadcast or LifeServe Blood Center.

Verlyn John Wipf was born April 29, 1936, to John J.M. and Susie S. (Hofer) Wipf at their home at rural Carpenter. He attended school at Doland High School. In 1953, he transferred to Sunshine Bible Academy and graduated in 1954.

On April 29, 1963, Verlyn married Sharon Erion at Wolsey. They made their home in Huron.

Verlyn retired from the US Geological Survey after nearly 30 years of service as a computer operator. He was also retired from the South Dakota Army National Guard after 20 years of both reserve and active duty service.

He was preceded in death by his father, John J.M. Wipf; his mother, Susie S. Hofer; his two brothers-in-law, Joe P. Hofer and Ken Matehs; and his niece, Holly Sue Hofer.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sharon Wipf of Huron; his two sons, Bryan Wipf and Darin Wipf, both of Brookings; two sisters, Delcie Hofer and Leola Maendl, both of Huron; and many other family members.

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Sharon and family:  Do sorry to hear of Verlyn’s passing. I have many fond memories of him when Sharon and I worked together. I will be praying for all of you as you adjust to life without him. Kathy Chase

Sharon prayers to you and your family. Delmer and I always loved you guys.  Marsha Hofer

We ask the Lord to comfort and shelter each of you during this loss. May the fond memories carry you through this loss. Michael and Barrie Held

Sharon and sons, I am so sorry to hear of Verlyns passing. I remember the last thing he said to me was and I quote "I only hope I get well enough to start picking on you again" my answer was me too. You all are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Janice & Larry Frey

So sorry for your loss. Wipf and I can some good times out on the road. Along with some hard work. I will miss calling him and his giving me a hard time. He was a good man. Our sympathy, Don and Pat Wehner

It's hard to find words at a time like this but please know that you are in our prayers. We don't always understand why God takes our family members home but someday we will. But we do know that God will take care of you. We are paying for each of you. May God Bless All of You and give you strength and peace in the months to come. Susann, Connie and Linda Mae Kleinsasser

Sharon and family. So surprised to hear about Verlyn passing when we saw him in church Sunday. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I won't be able to attend the funeral.  Jeanette Johnson

Dear Sharon, Bryan, Darin and Family, So sorry to hear of Verlyn's passing, but he is now in the Blessings of the Lord, and starting his new life, without sickness and struggles, Blessings and comfort to ALL!!!!! Randy L Richards

Sharon & family, Sending prayers of deepest sympathies to you & your family . Peggy Moser Wagner

I used to spend summers with Verlyn on the family farm North of Bloomfield. We always had a good time. One summer we found a extra large fire cracker in Uncle Johns machine shop and decided to send a 5 gallon can up in the air with it. For some reason we could not get it lit. (Thank God) When uncle John saw us we were told that's not a fire cracker its a stick of dynamite that i use to remove large rocks in the field. When I was going over seas in my military assignment I stopped in San Francisco where he was stationed and we spent some time together. Later on we both rode motorcycles and had many enjoyable trips to the black hills and all over S.Dak. He was always a safe rider and fun to go on trips with. When Verlyn and his two sons would come up to Fargo and visit with me I would tell his two Sons stories about Verlyn in his younger years and they would comment "Dad you never told us that" I really enjoyed the three of them. He was a very special cousin and I have many many fond memories with him. Rest in Peace as it was great riding with you.  Del & Renee Hofer

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! I was privileged to work under Verlyn at USGS while I was a college student. He was always so helpful and friendly! May God afPgive you peace as you cherish the many memories of him. Maxine (Hofer) Janzen

So sorry for your loss.I could not attend the funeral because of the weather. I have been snowed in since Wed. Brion finally got me dug out Saturday afternoon. My prayers are with you and your family. He will be greatly missed. May you feel the loving arms of Jesus around you. I can feel with you in your sorrow. Love and Prayers to you and your family. Tootie Stahl

Dear Sharon, Bryan and Darin, We wanted you to know that you have been in our thoughts and prayers. We were so shocked to hear about Verlyn. This morning at church our pastor mentioned having coffee with Jesus in heaven and we couldn’t help but think of Verlyn. Love you all! Tim and Angie Baarts

Sorry for your loss. Verlyn was a great man, with a loving heart. I always loved to visit with him. Bless you, Leonard and Susanna Waldner

Sending sympathy to you Sharon, Bryan & Darin. You probably don't know me but I grew up attending the Emmanuel Mennonite Church from 1950-1970 and knew Verlyn's family. Several years ago, I started working our family tree on and somehow found out that he was also interested in our ancestry. He used a different program which was customer friendly. We became e-mail friends and he provided me with all kinds of information I didn't have. He also sent me a DVD of the Bethel Church grave markers, which I use on a regular basic. I appreciated his family knowledge and kindness. I know your family will miss him a great deal, it's always hard to live without our loved ones. Carma (Tschetter) Zarneke

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