|Vivian Yvonne Lippert~Korf
September 3, 1926 ~ August 24, 2006
Vivian was born September 3, 1926, in Burlington, Iowa and was the only child of Chester and
Emma Lippert. She and Kenneth Korf were in the first grade together, but weren't in the same class
again until Junior High School, where they started dating off and on until they graduated with the
class of 1944.
Ken went into the military service in 1944 and Vivian wrote to him every day for over two years.
During his time in the service, she worked for the National Research Bureau in Burlington, was a
member of a bowling team, and several girl's clubs. They married when Ken returned home in 1947
and they recently celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary.
In June 1957, they and their three sons moved to Ft. Myers, Florida. They joined First United
Methodist Church on June 21, 1957, where Vivian was very active for many years as a Sunday
School teacher. She had a great love for the Lord, her family, friends, other people and animals.
She was dedicated to bringing joy to the lives of the elderly, so she became a volunteer at Lee
County Humane Society, where she did pet therapy ~taking pets to nursing homes, assisted living
residences and soup kitchens. Before her retirement, she worked at a downtown dress shop and
then at Maas Brother's Department Store. Vivian and Ken loved to travel and had traveled to most
states, including Alaska and Hawaii. They also traveled to Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas,
Jamaica, England, Germany, and Switzerland.
Vivian is survived by her husband Kenneth and their three sons and their wives: Roger Terry
(Diana), Collin Cris (Brenda) and Scott Allen (Judi). Other survivors include her brother-in-law:
Rodney Korf, two grandchildren: Bonnie Sloop and Collin Cris Korf II, three great-grandchildren:
Alicia Brumley, Collin Cris Korf III (Kory) and Alex Korf and a host of wonderful friends.
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