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Official Obituary of

Steven Wipf

July 12, 1979 ~ February 20, 2024 (age 44) 44 Years Old
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Steven Wipf Obituary

Steven T. Wipf, age 44, of De Smet, SD, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at Avera Memorial Hospital in De Smet, SD.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, February 26, 2024, at American Lutheran Church in De Smet, SD. Pastor Nate Bendorf will officiate with music provided by Shelia Gummer as pianist. The service will be live-streamed via the Crawford-Osthus website. Active pallbearers will be Corey Roth, Joey Clark, Jason Tolzin, Darin Zell, Rustin Albrecht, Denver Albrecht, Mik Albrecht, and Monte Albrecht. Honorary pallbearers will be the Guys at Albrecht Farms.

Burial at De Smet Cemetery following the funeral service.

Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 PM on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at American Lutheran Church in De Smet, SD.

The family requests memorials be sent in Steven's name to The De Smet Fire Department and Ambulance Crew, De Smet Avera Memorial Hospital, and the Kingsbury County Sheriff's Department.

 

Steven “Steve” Wipf was born July 12, 1979, in De Smet South Dakota to Henry and Irene (Waldner) Wipf. When Steven was a young boy, he loved to go to the Albrecht Farm with his dad to work the fields and cattle. He would go after school and every weekend until he eventually became a full-time hired hand to Jack and Norma Albrecht. He loved his first tool set gifted to him by his Aunt Dora and Aunt Kristi. His mom would get so mad at him when he would tear everything apart in their house when he was little. Eventually, his family was grateful for his gift of being able to fix anything. He planted and dug the fields and harvested for the Albrecht’s for many years. If anything broke down, he was the first to be called. The Albrecht farm is eventually where he would meet his future wife, Chelsea Albrecht.

Steven and Chelsea were married December 31, 2011, in De Smet South Dakota. At their acreage South of De Smet, they raised 4 children. Hunter Bradly (11) Colt Henry (8.5), Daisy Victoria (6.5), and Mason Jack (8mo). We have many cherished memories of time with Steven. He enjoyed attending his children’s activities and would turn it into a social outing. He took great pride in giving them the ability to find their passions through extracurriculars. His dream became a reality when he was able to put up a shop to work on projects and equipment. Steven would be found spending countless hours teaching the kids how to fix equipment. He also enjoyed turning it into a hangout area for him and the kids along with any friends and their children that would stop by.

Along with farming Steven loved snowmobiling and 4-wheeling. He also was an avid hunter. He loved Pheasant Hunting and range shooting with his brother Henry John, and brothers-in-law Robert and Colin. He also loved talking about guns and motors with his brother-in-law Austin. Steven enjoyed nights by the fire pit with his family despite Joni’s complaints about the smoke. However, she always enjoyed the food he prepared. On the night that Steven proposed to Chelsea he assumed her parents would be ok with it since they had known him all her life. However, he forgot to ask a special person in Chelsea’s life, her sister Victoria. She was afraid he was taking away her best friend, but he always respected and loved their relationship.  He enjoyed taking the kids fishing up at Lake Poinsett. Steven also loved pulling the kids on the tube behind the jet ski.

Steven was the type of person who loved to lend a helping hand to anyone. He enjoyed attending farm shows, wheel jam, John Deere meetings, and additional producer events. Steven loved helping his kids with their pig and sheep projects for 4-H. He was always very proud of where he came from and was a very humble person. Steven will be missed by his friends and family.

Grateful for sharing his life is his wife of 12 years Chelsea and their 4 children; his mother, Irene; his brother, Henry John of Howard SD; his sister, Tammy Hofer (Robert) and their children Caden, Sean, Aydrian, and Katelyn of Harrisburg SD; his sister, Joni (Colin) Hensley of Papillion NE; his father and mother-in-law Brad and Susanne Albrecht; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Victoria Albrecht and Austin Aylward. He will be truly missed by all the “guys” at the farm.

He is proceeded in death by his father Henry Wipf, grandparents, and his lifelong employers Jack and Norma Albrecht. The family would also like to extend their gratitude to everyone who showed their support during this difficult time.

 

Arrangements by Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel        www.crawfordosthus.com 

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
February 25, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Amercian Lutheran Church

Funeral Service
Monday
February 26, 2024

2:00 PM
Amercian Lutheran Church

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