Loren Whipple was the son of Lawrence and Charlotte Whipple, and a native of the Ypsilanti, North Dakota community. He is a graduate of Montpelier High School, after which he served two years in the armed forces.
Betty was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Wolff, and was born and raised in the Forbes, North Dakota community.
Loren and Betty were married on June 2, 1966, after which they moved onto a farm one mile from Loren's home place. They had two children, Scott and Nathan.