Anne Katherine Pipp
April 11, 1979 – September 23, 2023
Anne Katherine Pipp (nee Buechl) of Delafield passed away unexpectedly and tragically, and was born to eternal life on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at the age of 44. She leaves behind and is eternally with all the lucky people who ever knew her. Namely, the mutual love of their lives, her husband William Pipp, Mother Mary, Brother David (Theresa), three nieces and nephews, Henry, Jack, and Lucille. She is further survived by her Uncle William (Cheryl) Kuhn, cousins, Mark Buechl, Julie (Rick) Artz, Jennifer Dotto, Jesse (Trevor) Anderson and Aunt Marilyn Knight.
Anne with an “e” was a loving and thoughtful stepmother to Bill’s sons Andrew (Gabrielle) and William Joseph and “granny Annie” to little Weston. She was a sweet, welcome addition to the lives of siblings in law, Carol Rudnick (Ken), Robert (Marilyn), John (Karen), Stan (Sharon) and Patricia. Anne joins her father Michael and Bill’s daughter Melinda in heaven.
Anne grew up in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. Her family introduced her to travelling and she enjoyed many family vacations with them and dear family friends, the Olsons, and Stan and Carol Chmielewski with their children Michael and her lifelong friend, Raquel (Teo) Ozsan. Anne was a certified scuba diver and an avid water-skier, loving the water and the sunshine. She even participated on the Pewaukee ski team, climbing up those human pyramids behind a speeding tow boat!
Anne was a 1997 graduate of Catholic Memorial High School and a 2001 graduate of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where she ran on their track teams. She also obtained a degree in Human Resources while employed at Wells Fargo for many years together with a gemology certificate in New York City. She wore lots of different jewelry well and was always a true gem of a person.
Anne loved to travel, especially to ocean beaches around the world, most recently to her favorite place, the Algarve region of Portugal. Whether it was to big cities like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Rome, Lisbon, Miami or to mountains, riding camels in the deserts of Cabo San Lucas, snorkeling after huge manta rays in Jamaica, ocean kayaking to the Bengali cave, west coast and east coast, Anne always sought new and exciting adventures. If it was warm, welcoming and anywhere that was new, beautiful and inspiring, mostly by the people, she was raring to go. Anne also loved listening to her vast collection of completely diverse music and was a photogenic, natural and stunning beauty. Anne was a huge fan of the arts, enjoying plays, art museums, ballets, concerts, poetry and most recently the opera in Lisbon, Portugal. Anne was a goddess.
Anne found love and fun closer to home as well. She loved the countless and relaxing pontoon rides with Bill and others on Nagawicka Lake, dining at local restaurants, bicycling and meeting new friends and neighbors everywhere she went. Holidays meant so much to her, Christmas being her favorite. She listened to Christmas music year-round and couldn’t wait to see the joy on the faces of the people she presented the many thoughtful gifts she shared with them.
Anne loved dinnertime, made it a feast, and was the very best cook. Making meals together was so much fun, never the same one as before somehow, opening the fridge and doing the “Annie shuffle” while deciding what to prepare. She loved her home. She made the house a lovely home, always decorating it with souvenirs from her many travels and making it so warm and wonderful a place to be.
Anne was so cool, warm and HOT! She was a shooting star, not a slow-moving, burned-out Dwarf; a shot of espresso, not a cup of decaf. Anne was rare, beautiful, delicate and durable to an extent. She was as strong as she could be, but sensitive, needing soothing and sweetness, kindness and acceptance, because she was okay, more than good enough, doing a great job and wanted to be told that more often.
Anne was interesting, always classy, sometimes sassy, dignified, amazing, intelligent, thoughtful, rebellious, loving, caring, open, accepting, reflective, well spoken, understanding and cultured. She felt. Anne was complex and deep yet simple. Anne was loyal, happy and troubled, free thinking, FUN, athletic, spirited and a lovely cutie pie sweetheart to be married to and to know.
Anne was the very best of all, with impeccable style and grace that was always fresh, new and exciting. She taught me so much and opened my mind wide. All we did was live, love, laugh and learn. Every day was a total joy. She gave everybody who ever knew or met her a reason to smile, be aroused, inspired and feel joy. Anne was the funniest person I have ever known without ever trying to be. Somehow, it always felt like the first time you met her to be with her again.
Her cute mannerisms, sweet, dainty voice, feminine laugh and everything else I will hold dear, is resonated in my heart and soul forever. I will never forget her. I will never stop loving her with everything I have and I miss her so, so very much.
Anne is resting in peace, loved, adored and cherished, free of and without the struggles, pain, challenges and suffering that we all feel sometimes. Be kind and sweet and love like there is no tomorrow!
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Mass to follow at 11:00 AM, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 120 Nashotah Road, Nashotah, Wisconsin 53058. Burial at Pinelawn Cemetery.