Irma D. Whipple, 87, Petaluma, Calif., formerly of Plover, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at Petaluma Valley Hospital.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca, with the Rev. Richard Moore officiating. Burial will be in Badger Cemetery in the town of Lanark.
Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home until the services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made either to the Scottish Rite Center for Childhood Language Disorders, 625 Acacia Lane, Santa Rosa, Calif. 95409 or a favorite charity.
Mrs. Whipple was born Nov. 21, 1913, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a daughter of the late Gustave and Bertha (Rutzen) Wiese. She grew up in Iowa and Wisconsin and lived for many years in New Jersey.
She was married to Inman Whipple on Nov. 24, 1938,in Plover. He died Feb. 20, 1996.
She won numerous amateur golf tournaments and championships in New Jersey and California.
She wrote four books about her family history after conducting genealogical research in England, Germany and throughout the U.S.
She was active in school, church and other volunteer activities. She was one of the first two women elders of the First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen, N.J.
Survivors include one daughter, Lucena Ann (Dr. Rodney) Bessolo, Tiburon, Calif.; one son, Rodger E. (Merry) Whipple, Neenah; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Irwin and Everett Wiese, and two sisters, Leta Wiese and Myrtle Skaros.