Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church in Ida Grove, under the direction of Christensen-Huffman Funeral Homes. Chad Lierman will officiate, with burial to follow in Sunset View Cemetery, Washta. Visitation with the family present will be held 3-8 p.m. Friday at Christensen-Huffman Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Condolences may be sent online to www.christensenhuffman.com.
Born October 1, 1948, in Cherokee, Wanda Sue Paska was the daughter of Earl and Julia (Parker) Cipperley. She grew up and received her education in Washta, graduating from Willow High School in 1966. Kip lived in Okinawa, Japan, for a brief time, then returned to the States and made her home in Omaha, Neb., where she was employed by Quaker Oats Company.
While in Omaha, Kip met and later, on June 28, 1975, married Joseph Allen Paska. The couple was blessed with two children, Trevor and Andrea (Anni). In 1985, the family settled in Ida Grove and Kip worked several years at Case Implement. She was then employed by First State Bank in Ida Grove for over 25 years, serving as teller and as Eagle's Club Director. She loved her job and was always on the lookout for new places and events to share with her clients. Kip was affiliated with the Methodist Church and helped to found Sealed with a Kid Daycare in Ida Grove. She also was a member of the Red Hats Society and loved fun in the sun at Lake Okoboji and time spent with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Joe in 2003; a brother, Eldon Cipperley; and a sister, Pauline Tomlinson.
Survivors include two children, Trevor Paska and special friend Jessica Soll of Manning, and Anni (Nick) Beermann of Ida Grove; four grandchildren, Skyler, Jozy, Kipperley, and Olivia; a brother, Lanny (Jean) Cipperley of Ida Grove; two sisters, Jean (Harold) Roberson of Cherokee, and Phyllis (Darrell) Newman of Ida Grove; as well as several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.