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Eleanor Ellen Schipper Atwood
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Birth: Aug. 21, 1921
Death: Mar. 1, 2002

Eleanor Ellen Schipper, daughter of Jacob and Magdelena (Hartman) Schipper, was born August 21, 1921 on a farm near Valley Springs, South Dakota and grew up there. She attended Valley Springs schools before moving with her family to Sioux Falls, South Dakota as a junior in high school. She graduated from Washington High School in 1939.

Eleanor was united in marriage with Harley Atwood in Sibley, Iowa on November 9, 1940. The couple made their home in Sioux Falls. In addition to raising her family, she also worked for Sunshine Foods, National Food Store and Valley Cleaners.

Eleanor was a member of East Side Lutheran Church, the VFW Auxiliary and the DAV Auxiliary.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Harlely; four daughters, Marilyn Engler, Sioux Falls, Doris (Curt) Phillips, Valley Springs, Diana Johnson, Madison, and Linda (Mike) Carmody, Sioux Falls; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Harold (Edith) Schipper, North Hollywood, California, Bob (Janice) Schipper, Fillmore, California, and Willard (Irma) Schipper, Lufkin, Texas; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Lorraine Raaen.

1:00 PM Monday, March 4, 2002
East Side Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls
Reverend Olaf Roynesdal, Officiating
Murial Eliason, Organist
Jon Salberg, Vocalist
"On Eagle's Wings" ~ "The Old Rugged Cross"
Congregational Hymns
"Amazing Grace" ~ "Just As I Am"

Scott Carmody ~ Robert Johnson
Terry Phillips ~ Jay Phillips
Ray Atwood ~ Gene Atwood 
Family links: 
  Jacob Schipper (1897 - 1989)
  Magdalena Elfrieda Hartmann Schipper (1898 - 1977)
  Harley Loraine Atwood (1921 - 2014)*
  Marilyn Dorrayne Atwood Engler (1941 - 2009)*
  Harold Alfred Schipper (1920 - 2006)*
  Eleanor Ellen Schipper Atwood (1921 - 2002)
  Willard Schipper (1927 - 2015)*
  Lorraine Beverly Schipper Raaen (1935 - 2001)*
*Calculated relationship
Woodlawn Cemetery
Sioux Falls
Minnehaha County
South Dakota, USA
Plot: Section Pine Lawn
Created by: Curt Phillips
Record added: Jun 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71137710
Eleanor Ellen <i>Schipper</i> Atwood
Added by: Curt Phillips
Eleanor Ellen <i>Schipper</i> Atwood
Added by: Curt Phillips
Eleanor Ellen <i>Schipper</i> Atwood
Added by: Curt Phillips
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