Le Mars, Iowa – Daisy Jolean Pippett, 16, of Le Mars and Rockwell City, Iowa passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska following an auto accident in Plymouth County, Iowa. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at the Le Mars Bible Church. Pastor Derek Plegge will officiate. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, rural Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24 at the church with the family present from 4-8 p.m. and a prayer service at 8 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church on Wednesday prior to the funeral.
Daisy Jolean Pippett was born on April 17, 2002 in Sioux Falls, SD to Craig Pippett and Haley Fitch. She attended grade school at Remsen Union, middle school at Le Mars Community and would have been a junior at South Central Calhoun in Lake City, IA. When Daisy was younger she enjoyed building forts, playing with baby dolls and her stuffed mouse, “Mousey”, Barbies, dressing up her dog, riding bikes and gymnastics. In middle school, Daisy became active in volleyball and choir, but really loved being outside. She liked boating with her dad and family, being at the lake, swimming, hiking and laying in her hammock during the summer and playing in the winter snow. She loved traveling and being adventurous with family and friends. In high school, she was on the track team and continued in the choir. She enjoyed hanging out with her friends and having fires with her friends and family. Daisy also loved planning and having themed parties with her best friend (mom) where her family guests would try new recipes Daisy baked. They would also play board and card games. Movie night were also a favorite. Daisy was extremely thoughtful, putting everyone before herself and making sure everyone felt loved and taken care of. She was always a good listener and when she spoke, she was very genuine and always encouraged people to be their best. Her friends considered her to be their group therapist, but always enjoyed her contagious laugh and crazy silliness. Daisy also loved her little brother and sister very deeply. She loved taking them on adventures with her!
Daisy will always be loved and cherished by her mom and step-dad, Haley and Paul Abbott of Rockwell City, IA; her dad and step-mom, Craig and Colette Pippett of Le Mars, IA; her little sister, Hayden Pippett; her little brother, Braxton Pippett; grandparents, Celinda “Nana” Lynch of Sioux Center, IA, Todd “Cramps” & Nancy Fitch of Boyd, TX, Charlie and Sandi Abbott of Stratford, IA, Martin and Lynne Pippett of Le Mars, IA, Rick and Diane Baack of Le Mars, IA, great grandmother, Betty Freking of Le Mars, IA; aunts and uncles, Eli and Ana Abbott of Chisinau, Moldova, Jennifer Clark of Sioux Center, IA, Marcy and Ira Wall of Merrill, IA, Marty and Maria Pippett of Le Mars, IA, Chris Pippett and Stacey Mullally of Le Mars, IA, Mike and Sara Pippett of Merrill, IA, Jesse and Leah Baack, of Le Mars, IA, Christina Baack and Derrick Bowman of Le Mars, IA, Joerge Baack of Des Moines, IA, Carrie Baack and Ryan Erlandson of Struble, IA; as well as many cousins and her dogs, Holly and Olivia.
She was preceded in death by her great grandparents, Gene and Fern Heck, William and Gail Fitch, Marvin and Mary Sidles, Earl and Val Abbott, Herb and Clara Horn.
Memorials in Daisy’s name may be made to Northwest Iowa Teens Encounter Christ (www.nwiowatec.com) or perennial plants or seeds may be given to establish a garden in Daisy’s memory.