EL PASO — Vicki L. Schlipf, 73, of rural El Paso, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 10, 2019) surrounded by her loving family at home on Tree Lane Farms.
Vicki was born on March 22, 1946, in Peoria, to the late Leland and Mary Tjaden Heck. She married Dale Schlipf on Nov. 12, 1966, in Washburn. He survives.
Vicki is also survived by two sons, Ryan (Sherri) Schlipf, El Paso; and Jared (Jenny) Schlipf, Brimfield; and four daughters, Hayley (Brian) Stoller, Gridley; Heidi (Hadley) Welsch, Heather (Chris) Gentes and Holly (Chad) Hitchens, all of El Paso. She was blessed to be the grandma of 19 grandkids, Bodee, Codee, Tucker and Sawyer Schlipf; Kenzie, Kaden, Colton and Caleb Schlipf; Keaton, Nash and Trig Stoller; Saylor, Creedon and Haze Welsch; Kain, Dax and Sloan Gentes; and Cruz and Steele Hitchens. Two brothers, Tim (Marilyn) Heck, Germantown Hills, and Tom Heck, Thailand, also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents.
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Vicki worked at Sun Ag, El Paso, for six years and Earlybird Feed and Fertilizer, Goodfield for 22 years, retiring in 2012. She enjoyed volunteering at Gobena Coffee, Gridley, and attending Bible Study Fellowship after retirement. Vicki loved spending time with family and grandkids at their lake, sporting events and livestock shows. Dale and Vicki enjoyed spending hours together on their beautiful flower beds and landscape. She will always be remembered by her genuine handwritten cards and letters. She had a heart of gold, always taking time to make others feel special and putting others before herself. She has left a legacy that exemplifies Christian love and loyalty. She has touched many lives and will be missed by many.
Vicki was a member of the Gridley Apostolic Christian Church, where her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, El Paso, and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the church prior to the funeral. Burial will be in Gridley Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Lifesong for Orphans or South Side Christian Academy.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com.