“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; all that we deeply love becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller
Katie made a difference in her short life. She will be remembered fondly by so many whose lives were touched by her.
On December 1, 2018, Kathleen Anne Paripovich-Adan was called home. She was a loving daughter, sister and mother to four beautiful children. Katie was born on July 1, 1975 in Minneapolis to Michael and Darla (Leverenz) Paripovich. She graduated from Buffalo High School and went on to get her degree in Graphic Design from Bemidji State University.
In 1999, she married Daniel Adan and had son, Alejandro Daniel and two daughters, Adi Itzel and Ana Lucia Josephine. In 2010, Katie married Tanner Niemeyer and they had a daughter, Aspen Rae. Katie’s children were her whole world. She was so proud of their talents. She especially loved to hear them sing!
Katie had a love for dance. Her free spirit, contagious energy and smile were what made so many people love her. She was creative and artistic and loved playing practical jokes and being silly. She loved riding and showing horses, especially her beloved horse, Shambey.
Katie was preceded in death by her father, Michael; sister, Stephanie; grandparents, Dewey and Frances Paripovich and Jasper and Berniece Leverenz.
She is survived by her children, Alex, Adi, Ana and Aspen; her mother, Darla Paripovich; brother, Chris Paripovich; sisters Michelle (Kevin) Thompson, Sarah Paripovich; nieces and nephews, Nick Paripovich, Jasper (April) Thompson, Samantha Paripovich, Caley Paripovich, Sean Thompson, Emma Thompson and many chickens.
Honoring Katie’s wishes, the gift of life was shared with others through her organ donation.
“Love is stronger than death even though it can’t stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can’t separate people from love. It can’t take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.”—Anonymous