February 28, 1926 — April 20 2017
Martha (Mardy) Emma Splichal was born in Dickinson, North Dakota to Joseph and Barbara (Kinzel) Splichal.
Mardy went to be with the angels on April 20, 2017 at Evergreen Hospice in Albany.
Mardy had four sisters and three brothers.
Sisters, Lillian (Lil) Krance and Bridget Urlacher are both still living.
She was proceeded in death by her first husband Clemence (Clem) Frenzel; second husband Virgil Lips; sisters Elsie (Buckingham) of Washington, Betty Hauck of Cook City, Montana; brothers Jerry, Al, and Frank all of North Dakota; grandson Kelly R. Wolberg, son of her daughter Bonnie and late husband Robert E. Wolberg.
Mardy married her first husband, Clem Frenzel, on Feb 8, 1943 and was married for twenty five years. The couple divorced in 1968.
Mardy worked most of her life in the restaurant industry; owing The Queen City Club, a night club in Dickinson for many years. After selling it, she continued in the restaurant industry for many years.
She married in 1978 to Virgil Lips, in Miller, South Dakota and together they operated his restaurant/lounge called Lips Dinning Center.
She loved traveling with Virgil and her daughter, Sharon and husband Zack Wipf as well as making many trips to Minnesota to visit her daughter Bonnie and grandsons Michael and Dustin.
Mardy loved her travels to New York, New Orleans, and Albuquerque, New Mexico for the annual hot air balloon festivals.
She had many happy years traveling with Virgil until his passing in 1995. She remained in South Dakota for a few more years until deciding to move to Oregon to be closer to several of her children.
Mardy loved to cook and crochet. She made many beautiful blankets for her children and grandchildren, which they will forever treasure. Her skill for cooking old family recipes was surpassed by none and loved by all who had the pleasure of dining in Mardy’s kitchen. Her children fondly remember the smell the fresh rolls, pastries, and meals from blocks away when walking home from school in South Dakota. She handmade all her noodles, letting them dry out all over the house on sheets covering the furniture.
Mardy also loved working in the yard and gardening. Her children would handpick every dandelion and weed, making sure no one in the neighborhood had a nicer yard than she did.
She is survived by son, John J. and Wanda (Carter) Frenzel; grandson Byron and Laura Frenzel; and great granddaughter Ellee; grandson Dustin (Dusty), and Lori Frenzel; and great grandchildren, Andrew, Caitlin, Brandon, Jocelyn, and Wyatt; daughter Sharon, and Zack Wipf; and granddaughter Missy Frenzel; great grandsons; Tyler and Jackie Ruonavaara; great-great grandchildren, Zoee and Zaine; great grandson Kyle Ruonavaara; and great-great grandson Isaak; daughter Charlotte and Ed Estrada; granddaughter Dana Dauenhauer and Faith; and great-great grandchildren Lily and Devon; grandson Larry (Chris) and Jennifer Dauenhauer; and great grandchildren Ashely and Joshua; grandson Eddie and Alisha Estrada; and great granddaughter Madison; granddaughter Sandra Estrada; daughter Bonnie M. Wolberg and Ron Robideau; and grandson Michael P. Wolberg and Andrea Ramaglia; grandson Justin K. Wolberg; and great grandson Jude Wolberg; son Frank and Debbie Frenzel; grandson Beau and Erin Frenzel; and great grandsons Carson and Parker; granddaughter Martha and Clifford Swanson; and great grandchildren, Dominick, Selena, Anthony, Bianca, and Junior; grandson Frank (Frankie) J. and Sarah Harpole; and family grand puppy Brutus; son Jeff and Brenda Frenzel; and grandchildren Melina and Mason Frenzel; grandson Jacob and Anna Frenzel; and great grandchildren Talan, Rylie and Kendal.
Mom, rest in peace. We promise to take care of each other and hold our family tight and close as you always taught us!
A Service for family and friends will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Bible Baptist Church, 290 F St. a reception will follow at the Lebanon Rehab/Avamere at 850 8 St, St. Lebanon, OR. 97355. Huston-Jost Funeral Home is handling arrangements.