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Ida (Rohrbach) Heupel

November 16, 1920 January 17, 2019
Ida (Rohrbach) Heupel
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Obituary for Ida (Rohrbach) Heupel

The funeral service for Ida Adeline Heupel, 98, of Aberdeen, SD, will be 10:30am, Monday, January 21, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church, with Pastor Mike Jacobson officiating. Burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Ida died Thursday, January 17, 2019, at Prairie Heights Healthcare in Aberdeen, SD.

Visitation will be 3-7pm, Sunday, with family present from 5-7pm at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, 1111 South Main Street.
Ida Adeline Rohrbach was born November 16, 1920, at Hosmer, SD, to George and Christina (Wolff) Rohrbach. As a small child the family moved to Long Lake, SD, where she grew up and attended school. On January 31, 1939, she married Julius E. Heupel at Long Lake. They made their home on a farm near Long Lake until 1950 when they moved into town. She worked for the cream station until 1953 when they moved to Hosmer, SD. In 1957 they moved to Aberdeen, where she worked for Pepsi Cola for several years. She worked for Northern State College for several years. Through the Green Thumb program, Ida started working in the daycare at Bethesda Home of Aberdeen for three and a half years until 1990 when she started working for K-Mart as a greeter. Julius died on February 13, 1986 in Aberdeen. Ida moved into the 5th Avenue Apartments and was there for 26 years.

Ida was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. She was also a member of the Eagles Aerie Auxiliary in Aberdeen where she was very active. She loved music, playing the piano and singing, including singing with The Kitchen Band. Ida also loved to dance. She was a baby sitter for many years and also became a foster grandmother.

Grateful for having shared Ida’s life are her children: Harlan (Jarlene) Heupel, Groton, SD, Ted (Marge) Heupel, Aberdeen, and Betty (Edward) Krueger, Hartford, SD; Ida’s grandchildren: Robert (Lynn) Heupel, Darlene (Russ) Sass, Jason Heupel, Luke (Andrea) Heupel, Barbara (Jack) Dodson, Mark (Stacy) Lappegard and Richard Lappegard, Jr.; Ida’s siblings: Ted (Rose) Rohrbach, Crystal River, FL and Darlene Graff, Rapid City, SD; her sister-in-law: Sylvia Rohrbach; fifteen great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding Ida in death are her husband: Julius Heupel; her parents: George and Christina Rohrbach; daughter: Kathy (Richard) Lappegard; brothers: Donald Rohrbach and Eugene (Arlene) Rohrbach; sister: Metha (Eugene) Graff; and brother-in-law: Reinie Graff.

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3:00 PM 1/20/2019 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/20/2019 7:00:00 PM
Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home

1111 South Main
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Family present from 5-7pm

Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home
1111 South Main Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

Funeral Service




10:30 AM 1/21/2019 10:30:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church - Aberdeen

1732 S Main St
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Zion Lutheran Church - Aberdeen
1732 S Main St Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

Cemetery Details


Sunset Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

5851 U.S. 12
Aberdeen, SD 57401

5851 U.S. 12 Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

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