Tami Hipp

Tami Hipp

February 24, 1960 – June 25, 2022

Tami Hipp, 62, Riverdale, died on Saturday at the Garrison Hospital.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at 11:00 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Riverdale.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church.  Burial will be at the Coleharbor Cemetery.

Tami was born February 24th, 1960, in Watford City, ND to Darwyn and Faye (Olson) Kanzelman. Her family later moved to New Rockford, where she was raised along with her two younger brothers. She graduated co-valedictorian from New Rockford High School in 1978, and from the North Dakota State School of Science with an associate degree in 1979. She married the love of her life, Wayne Hipp, on September 4th, 1982, in Williston, ND. They moved to Riverdale in 1984, where they raised three sons.

As a child, when Tami wasn’t feeding her insatiable appetite for books, she loved spending time with her cousins and neighborhood friends, riding horses at her aunt’s farm, going camping with family, making clothes for her dolls, and practicing her mothering skills on her seven years younger baby brother.

As a wife and mother, her life largely revolved around “the boys”, with hunting, fishing, camping, and boating becoming the norm. She joined them often and even bagged her own moose in 2021.  She was the assistant librarian for the McLean/Mercer County Library for 20 years until retiring in 2021 and had previously worked as a Garrison Dam tour guide. She was also the town’s go-to seamstress and babysitter, having cared for just about everyone’s kids at some point. She enjoyed many hobbies including reading, crafting, sewing, quilting, and making accessories for dolls and doll houses. Tami valued family more than anything and was thrilled to welcome and spoil two grand babies in her last two and a half years. She was all about making people feel welcome and happy, regularly feeding whoever walked through her door. She was a strong woman, battling cancer for the last decade. She will be forever missed.

Tami is survived by her husband, Wayne Hipp; sons Anthony (Kari) Hipp of Mandan, Joshua Hipp of Riverdale, and Jacob (Chantel) Hipp of  Coleharbor; granddaughters, Lakelee Hipp and Lyla Hipp; brother, Robert (Elizabeth) Kanzelman of Rochester, MN. She is also survived by loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, and long-time friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Darwyn and Faye Kanzelman and brother, Michael Kanzelman.

 


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SERVICES

Visitation

Saturday, July 2, 2022
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

3rd St and Montana Ave

Riverdale, ND

Funeral Service

Saturday, July 2, 2022
11:00 AM

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

3rd St and Montana Ave

RIverdale, ND

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