Sidney, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wibstad, lived in the Ypsilanti, North Dakota community all of his life, growing up on a farm. He continued farming by renting some land, then purchasing a farm plot in 1942.
Lorraine is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Johnson, and was raised in the Marion area. She was employed at the hardware store in Ypsilanti for about twenty-five years.
Sidney and Lorraine were married and became the parents of three children: Audrey, Allen, and Terri.