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Obituary for Elva Carrie SIPPEL (Wettlaufer)

SIPPEL, Elva Carrie, 86, of Tavistock passed away peacefully at PeopleCare Tavistock on Thursday, June 1, 2023.

She was born in South Easthope Township, Perth County on July 6, 1936, a daughter of the late Gordon and Verna (Schaefer) Wettlaufer.

She married Russell Henry Sippel at Sebastopol on December 6, 1958. He predeceased her on January 8, 2018.

Elva was a lifelong member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sebastopol-Tavistock. She was passionately interested in and involved in the lives of her family.

Elva is survived by two daughters, Sharon Sippel and husband Rick Walton, Tanya and husband Rick McIntosh; four granddaughters, Angela Zehr and husband Cole Aicken, Jackie Zehr (Andrew St Jean), Rebecca McIntosh, Abigail McIntosh; great grandson, Miles Henry Aicken; two sisters, Ethel Sippel, Lenore and husband Harold Wolfgram; brother, Leonard Wettlaufer.

She was predeceased by her brother-in-law, Carl Sippel.

There will be no funeral home visitation. The funeral service will be held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sebastopol-Tavistock on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 3.00 pm. The Rev. William Kramer will officiate. Interment in the church cemetery. Reception following.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sebastopol-Tavistock would be appreciated and may be made through the Francis Funeral Home, Tavistock by calling 519-655-2431. Personal condolences can be posted at