Obituary: Roger Lipelt of Plymouth

The former Wayzata H. S. football coach died at age 70 after battling cancer.

Former coach for both Wayzata High School and Providence Academy Roger Lipelt passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. He was 70-years-old.

According to the Star Tribune:

Lipelt coached the Trojans from 1976 until 1998, which included nine conference titles.

Lipelt was also inducted into the Minnesota High School Football Coaches Association's Hall of Fame in 2001.

Even after he had retired, Lipelt decided to coach in the Providence Academy football program.

His coaching lives on even today as two former football captains he coached are now coaching, Brad Anderson for Wayzata High School football and Ken Pauly, boys' hockey coach at Benilde-St. Margaret.

According to Lipelt's online obituary:

Lipelt was preceded in death by parents.

He is survived by wife, Joanne; daughters, Heather, Heidi and Holly; grandchildren, Josie, Rosemary and Jacob; sister, Debra Johnson; brothers, Terry, Gregory, David and Todd; and many friends.

A memorial service for Lipelt is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church in Plymouth.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are welcome at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church or Peruvian Partners.


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