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Annette Marie (Sciaraffa) Ypma

August 9, 1967 ~ December 22, 2023 (age 56) 56 Years Old
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Annette Ypma Obituary

Annette Marie (Sciaraffa) Ypma, age 56, passed away peacefully at home with her loving family by her side on December 22, 2023.

Annette Ypma (Sciaraffa), born on August 9, 1967, in Oak Park, IL, was a symbol of resilience and positivity. Married to the love of her life, Doug Ypma, for the past 23 years. She was a beloved mother to Cassandra Kilgore, Sara Swint, and Chelcie Sieler, stepmother to Scott Ypma, and a cherished grandmother to nine grandchildren. Her life was a vibrant tapestry of love, strength, and perseverance, deeply influencing those around her.

Her journey, though fraught with challenges, was a testament to her incredible strength and courage. Facing serious health battles, including a courageous fight against cancer and the arduous journey through chemotherapy, Annette demonstrated remarkable strength and determination. Her ability to overcome life’s hurdles was not just inspiring but also a source of strength for her loved ones. Her smile was infectious and her spirit lit up the room.

Annette was also known for her wisdom and insightful advice, extending her nurturing influence beyond her immediate family.

Her sisters, Loretta Hetke and Arlene Hrdlicka, along with her entire family, deeply valued her presence, laughter, and support. She will be missed dearly.

Annette’s legacy is one of enduring love and unwavering spirit, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of her family and friends. Her life story is a reminder of the power of the human spirit in the face of adversity and the deep bonds of family that sustain us through life’s challenges. Annette Ypma’s memory continues to be a source of inspiration and comfort, a guiding light for all who were fortunate enough to know her.


A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 29, 2023, at the Burnham-Ours-Kolstad Funeral Home at 5:00 PM. Visitation will begin at 3:00 PM and last until the time of the service.


The Burnham-Ours-Kolstad Family Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

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December 29, 2023

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Burnham-Ours Funeral Home
206 Schofield Street
Chetek, Wisconsin 54728

Memorial Service
December 29, 2023

5:00 PM
Burnham-Ours Funeral Home
206 Schofield Street
Chetek, Wisconsin 54728


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