Wanda Jean Michels (Lipscomb)

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April 2, 1955 ~ February 26, 2021

Wanda Jean Michels, 65, Sioux Falls, died Friday, February 26, 2021, at her home following a short battle with cancer.

Funeral Services will begin at 1pm, Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Heartland Funeral Home, with visitation starting one hour prior.  Burial will follow at Forrest Hill Cemetery, Canton, SD. Masks are required and social distancing is expected. No more than 80 persons will be allowed to attend the Funeral Service in person.

Wanda was known to be a free spirit- as she would show up on the dock to pick up her newspaper route, wearing her favorite slippers; rain sun or shine. Her kids learned how to drive a car on the paper route; on those old country roads.

Her love for animals is apparent the minute you walked into her front door using her house key, shaped like a dog. Her bond with her dog, Willow, was so strong the dog would never leave her side. There are dog nose prints on the window of the front door as Willow waits by the front door for Wanda to come back home.

Wanda will truly be missed by Willow and her family. Her memory forever imprinted in our hearts.

Wanda will be deeply missed by her two children, Gina Michels, and Jack Lipscomb; grandchildren, Jordan Honomichl, and Courtney (John) Markley; several great-grandchildren; her siblings, Gayle Bierman, Dennis (Barb) Michels, Steve (Kathy) Michels, and Todd (Keli) Michels.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Adeline Michels; and her son, Ben White.

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