Steven  Lipina
Steven  Lipina
Steven  Lipina

Obituary of Steven Kenneth Lipina

Steve Lipina tragically and sadly passed away on June 7th 2023. Steve lived a blessed life, and lived in the fast lane; he never let anyone slow him down.

Steve is survived by his wife of 41 years Sandy, his two sons:  Michael Lipina & his Wife Yuliya, Matthew Lipina & his Wife Kimberly along with his two Brothers, Jim Lipina & his wife Kristina, and Brother Brian Lipina, his Father Raymond & his Aunt Joann Lipina, as well as his Mother in Law Phyllis Schierbecker, Brother in Laws & Sister in Laws Steve & Mary Schierbecker , Paul & Kathy Schierbecker , & Susan & Rev. Gregory  Michel in addition to numerous Cousin’s, Nieces, & Nephews.

Born in St. Louis Missouri on October 11th 1958, Steve lived for the excitement of life. He always brought laughter to friends and strangers wherever he went. Steve was a graduate of the University of Missouri where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.

After graduation, Steve and Sandy moved up to Appleton, Wisconsin where his two sons were born, and where Steve pursued a career in the paper manufacturing industry. After living there for 36 years, and due to Steve’s local celebrity status, he practically knew the entire city. Steve knew how to have a good time. In his free time, he could be found hiking, biking, golfing, boating, spending time with friends and going on Scout adventures with his two sons.

One of Steve’s favorite things to do was to attend a Packers game with his friends and family. He lived for the Packers and was a season ticket holder. He never missed a game on TV if he couldn’t attend. He was so dedicated to the Packers that he even turned his son’s room into a Packers shrine. In 2018, when Steve and Sandy moved to Conifer Colorado, he hung a sign in his home reading “Lambeau Field 1139 miles”.

Packers aside, Steve was obsessed with the mountains. Hypnotized by Colorado at an early age, Steve and Sandy bought a home in Conifer, Colorado in 2018 making it their permanent home. Steve cherished his time in Colorado and was be amazed by the views every day. He would frequently tell everyone he could that he had “the best view in Colorado”. With a crystal clear view of Pike’s Peak, he truly did. He also had some of the best neighbors anyone could ask for.

Enjoying his retirement in Colorado, Steve worked for fun up at Loveland Ski Resort and Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Steve loved Loveland so much; he covered almost every possession with a Loveland sticker. He would also say how Red Rocks was his most memorable venue next to the Checker Dome where the St. Louis Blues would play. In his fun work, Steve would make sure to go out of his way to make everyone feel welcome. He even was awarded employee of the month for his commitment to customer service.

Well-travelled, Steve visited: Canada, Mexico, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, and Poland. He would often reminisce about his times with friends at Oktoberfest or his times having a glass of wine in Tuscany.  He was also an avid domestic traveler. Always on the move, he & his brother Jim climbed man famous lower continental mountains including Mt. Rainer.

Steve will be truly missed by his friends and family. His generosity and kindness knew no limits. Steve be-friended everyone he interacted with. He was a man who had everything and gave everything in return. Not one for sadness, Steve would wish everyone to have their runs be long and the powder be deep.

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