Kellie Lippstrew

Kellie D. Lippstrew

Friday, January 22nd, 1965 - Saturday, January 19th, 2019
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Kellie Dawn (Sorge) Lippstrew

Kellie Dawn (Sorge) Lippstrew, 53, of Sidney, passed peacefully from this life and joined her mom in heaven on January 19, 2019.
Private family services will be held. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Thursday, January 24th from 1-7:00 P.M. Casket will be closed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( in Kellie's memory. You may view Kellie’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at
Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Kellie’s care and funeral arrangements.
A fighter until the very end, cancer proved a match too big for her wit and strength. Kellie was born on January 22, 1965 to Roger and Norma (Ruppert) Sorge in Sidney NE. She graduated from Leyton High School in 1983 and went on to graduate from Western Nebraska Community College. On August 9, 1999, she married her longtime love Dan Lippstrew.
Kellie worked at Cabela's for 25 years and was so proud of the work she did and the people she worked with. Often a private person, Kellie's eyes lit up at the mention of one of her great nieces or nephews. She loved them each so much and she was the most fun auntie. When a new baby was added to our family, she made sure they knew their "K's" before any other letter, so they could say her name first - Auntie K. She was a craft expert, often teaching herself new techniques when the old ones grew boring. She crocheted and sewed countless items that she sold or gave away. Kellie loved cooking - especially for the harvest crew. She often tried new recipes - most were great! However, we'll miss her burgundy mushrooms more than the cucumber mousse she once made. Kellie and Dan loved traveling to Sturgis for many years where they made new friends and had great times with long-lasting ones.
Kellie is survived by her husband and best friend, Dan Lippstrew, of Sidney; step-sons, Adam & Eric, dad & step-mom, Roger Sorge & Phyllis Easley, of Loveland, CO; sister, Brenda George & husband, Bill, of Sidney; brother-in-law Leroy Lippstrew and wife Ellen of Sterling, CO, sister-in-law Deb Lippstrew of Gurley; nieces & their husbands, Alison & Joey Mumaugh of Lincoln, Mindy & Lee Wiegand of Sidney, and Shawna & Josh Rowley of North Platte; and nephew Brandon George and special friend Sara Kromarek of Lodgepole. She is already missed by her "bubbas" - Kolton, Barrett, & Hoyt Wiegand of Sidney, and Brecken & Jude Mumaugh of Lincoln; and her "bubbettes" - Alayna Wiegand of Sidney, Danika & Morgan Rowley of North Platte, and Henley Mumaugh of Lincoln. She loved her extended family dearly and considered her close friends as her family - we are sure her passing has left a hole in the hearts of many.
She was preceded in heaven by her mom, Norma Sorge, and we know they're already laughing loudly enough for us to hear them down here. Our hearts are shattered but we are filled with hope in knowing we'll laugh with them again someday. We end this the way she would have - love you more, Auntie K.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 24th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, January 24th, 2019 1:00pm - 7:00pm
    Gehrig-Stitt Event Center
    1212 10th Avenue
    SIDNEY, NE 69162
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    Casket will be closed. No family present
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Posted at 03:29pm
Roger, I am so sorry for your loss. She certainly had your Mom's smile. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Brenda Ahlm

Posted at 08:19pm
Dan, Roger, Brenda, Bill, Allison, Mindy and the rest of the Family
We are sending our Sincere Sympathy, along with Lots and Lots of Prayers, Comfort, Energy, Love and many many Hugs. So Very Sorry for the loss of a Very dear Wife, Daughter, Best Sister and Friend. We had a lot of good times along with many many laughs and fun times when she was an employee for us at the Blue Marlin! She was A hard worker had a very contiguous laugh and everyone knew when Miss Kellie was around with her fun loving laugh! She lived Life to the fullest and we are all saddened by her loss!!!Life just isn't fair when our Loved ones are taken so Young! Rest in Peace Dear Friend until we meet again!!! Love you♡♡♡♡ Brenda Ahlm

Judy Sprenger

Posted at 03:37pm
Roger, Phyllis , Brenda and Bill. I am sending prayers to you all in the loss of Kellie. May God guide you in this difficult time. I had never met Kellie, but know that she was a great person, as how could she be any different than all of you.

Posted at 02:03pm
Rest In Peace Kelly. You passing is our loss. Your smile ,your eyes always shining , and a pleasant voice all the time ,when would meet you on the street.

Roberta Brauer

Posted at 04:20pm
So sorry for the loss of Kellie. Kellie was a fun-loving person. She was a joy to be around a great sense of humor and fun times. My favorite memory was of Kellie's Continental, Bill, Roger & Dan would always before leaving go sit on the trunk of the car when they would get off it would raise up. Kellie would say, "That back end better be down before I go to work tomorrow or else." We would all laugh and she did too. Kellie you had a lot of talent and will truly be missed by many. God's Blessings to you. Our thought and prayers to all of Kellie's family.
Roger and Roberta Brauer

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