Timothy Sipe, 61, Fargo, ND, died unexpectantly on Saturday, August 16, 2014.
Timothy Clifford Sipe was born November 27, 1952, in Ada, MN, the son of A. C. (Tony) and Clarabelle (Ellingworth) Sipe. He was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Ada. Tim attended school in Ada where he excelled in sports and graduated with the class of 1971. Following high school he enrolled at the University Of North Dakota and played baseball on a scholarship. Tim (Timmy) was united in marriage to Rita Jakobson on April 11, 1989, in Las Vegas, NV. He was a devoted husband, and took great care of his beloved wife. Together they enjoyed caring for their cats. They made their home in Fargo, where he worked for ShareHouse for 29 years. He was proud to be recently awarded the "Employee of the Year." He enjoyed people and had a good rapport with people of all walks of life. He really enjoyed his co-workers and his customers. Timmy continued to participate in sports, especially golf, bowling, and softball. He and his Dad alternated winning the Ada City Golf Tournament in the 1970s. Timmy was hardworking, dedicated, and a humble person. He also enjoyed crossword puzzles and watching the Twins and Vikings. "His smile and welcoming easy presence will be missed by all who knew him." Timmy is survived by his wife of 25 years, Rita, his mother Clarabelle Sipe of Ada, four sisters, Teri (Pat) Deutsch, Rochester, MN, Tamara, (Kevin) Anderson, Ada, Trudy (Steve) Collins, Billings, MT, and Trisa (Alan) Olson, Valley City, ND, and several aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Tony, and in-laws, Eduards & Janinia Jakobson, formerly of Carrington, ND.
Funeral: 11:00AM Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at Grace Lutheran Church, Ada, MN.
Visitation: One hour before the service at the church.
Burial: Ada Municipal Cemetery, Ada, MN.
Arrangements with Fredrikson Funeral Home Ada, Minnesota (218-784-4600)