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Funeral services will take place on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 11:00 AM (Mountain).

Philip High School Fine Arts Building
Philip, South Dakota

Colome Cemetery
Colome, South Dakota
5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Philip High School Fine Arts Building
Prayer service at 6:30 p.m.

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In memory of

Lori Rieckman

of Philip, South Dakota, died on Friday, May 19, 2023 at Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 54

Lori Lee Shippy was born September 6, 1968, in Gregory, SD to Chandlor and Judy (Stroschine) Shippy, joining brother Todd. She was raised on the family farm south of Colome, SD and graduated from Colome High School in 1986. While in high school, Lori was active in cheerleading and track. Her medley relay team still holds the school record in Colome.

Lori attended South Dakota State University and graduated in 1990 with a bachelors degree in Economics. Lori married Jeff Rieckman on May 23, 1992, in Aurora, SD. Over the years she held many different jobs including Johnson Jewelers in Brookings, DeSmet Farm Mutual in DeSmet, Jones Bottle & Vet in Philip, Deluxe Harley Davidson in Gillette, WY, Al’s Oasis in Chamberlain, and then most recently was welcomed back at The Bottle & Vet in Philip. Lori found great joy in finding bargains at thrift stores and enjoyed excursions (trips) with friends.

Grateful for having shared in her life are her husband Jeff, Philip; father Chandlor and step-mom Gertrude Shippy of Colome; brother Todd (Janette) Shippy of Colome; sisters-in-law Julie (the late Jim) Schweitzer-Rieckman-Caron of Estelline; Colleen (Roger) Brown of Brookings; Jean (Joel) Haar of Mankato, MN; Kathy (Dave) Dargatz of Watertown; brothers-in-law Terry (Patsy) Rieckman of Salem; Dennis (Kathy) Rieckman of Sioux Falls; Tom (Sue) Rieckman of Columbus, NE; and John (Marita) Rieckman of Parkston; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Lori was preceded in death by her mother Judy (Stroschine) Shippy; her mother and father-in-law, Arnold and Helen Rieckman; and a brother-in-law Jim Rieckman.

Memorial visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 24 at the Philip High School Fine Arts Building, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 25 at the Philip High School Fine Arts Building, with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating.

Interment will be at a later date at the Colome Cemetery.

Cards and memorials may be sent to P.O. Box 304, Philip, SD 57567.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - 5-7 p.m.
Philip High School Fine Arts Building
Philip, South Dakota

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - 6:30 p.m.
Philip High School Fine Arts Building
Philip, South Dakota

Thursday, May 25, 2023 - 11:00 a.m.
Fine Arts Gym
Philip, South Dakota

Pastor Kathy Chesney

Barb Bowen - Pianist
Congregational Hymns
“How Great Thou Art”
“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

Brock Slovek - Bo Slovek
Tanner Peterson - Logan Raab

Ray Smith - Don Ravellette - Scott Brech
Bill Slovek - John Knutson - Marion Matt - Troy Olson

Colome Cemetery
Colome, South Dakota

  • Jeff and Shippy family, I regret not being able to attend the services in person, but I am grateful I was able to see the service and the family from afar. I loved learning more about Lori from the stories people shared and the love they expressed. I am so lucky to have her as an aunt. ~ Margaret Rieckman (5/26/2023)
  • Jeff, Our sympathy and prayers to you and your families. ~ Kelly and Diana McGregor Kimball (5/24/2023)
  • Lori was one of the sweetest ladies and she will be greatly missed. We pray you find comfort in knowing she is pain free and forever your guardian angel now. God bless you all during this difficult time. ~ Tucker & Jess Smith Grindstone (5/23/2023)
  • Lori was an awesome lady, we so enjoyed having her wait on us. If she did not have the right color shirt we wanted, she would get one. Always had a smile on her face. Joann and her would sweep sidewalks side by side on some mornings at work. Hold on to all the memories. She will be missed by many. ~ Les & Joann Pearson Philip, SD (5/23/2023)
  • Jeff, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. On behalf of Jones County Schools, know that we are thinking of you. ~ David Colberg Murdo, SD (5/22/2023)
  • To all of Lori's family- We are saddened that Lori's time here was so short. She was one of those constants that we get used to seeing and find comfort in knowing that it's 'just another day' and 'there's Lori at B&Vet.' Carson enjoyed his time with her and Irvin during his work study days. She had an easy rapport with whomever she was spending time. We appreciated that she was always happy to help you and had a smile. She was a helluva salesperson...she got Jason to buy me jewelry for Christmas, first time in 30 years! I know you will miss her quiet, steadfast way. We will be thinking of you all in the coming days. Bless her. Jeff, you are on our hearts as you journey through this loss. The community is here to help. ~ Vonda and Jason Hamill Milesville, SD (5/22/2023)
  • Our deepest sympathies Jeff. Enjoyed working with Lori @ DSFM. She will missed. ~ Pam & Alan Hojer Lake Preston (5/22/2023)
  • Jeff and Shippy Family,
    We send our deepest sympathies. May your precious memories of Lori sustain you in the days to come. Our prayers are with You.
    ~ Glenn & Cindy Sealey Colome, SD (5/21/2023)
  • Jeff, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. May Lori rest in peace. ~ Gerri Eide Gettysburg (5/21/2023)
  • Jeff and family,
    So sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort from each other during this time.
    ~ Dawn Vanderheiden Platte/Kimball (5/20/2023)
  • Sending many prayers for you all at this time of loss. She will be greatly missed. May God be with you all. ~ Barb Bowen (5/20/2023)