Katy touched me in so many ways. From the day I felt her kick in Colleen's belly (a first for me), to our silly wrestling matches at Fox Hills, to our final conversation when she tried to comfort me with advice about my pain. Now, she continues to touch me through songs on the radio and when I see such spunk in Kaitlyn that reminds me of her. Her heart grows on. But, to my sister, Colleen, my brother, Rick, and their amazing children, Joe, Beth and Maria, my heart goes out to you. I am here for all of you and continue to look for the 'signs' that I know your beautiful Katy sends.
I met Katy when she was about five years old. We were new to the neighborhood and Katy came knocking at our door, with Maria in tow, to welcome us and ask to play. This began my beautiful relationship with my "little Katy". For the next five years, she ran across back yards to come over and jump on our whirlpool, watch TV and hang out. She went everywhere with my boy, Ryan Brezette and I. We danced at Applebees, giggled through movies and played at parks and the zoo. One of my favorite memories is surprising her with front row tickets to her favorite boy band, The Hanson Brothers, for her birthday. She was sick the night of the concert but came and rocked it out anyhow. Katie and I had bestfriend necklaces we shared despite that I was more of a motherfigure than a tween. I loved Katie and remember being in the hospital with her when she got her pacemaker. We didn't spend much time together after I left the neighborhood but Katie was always in my heart. She will remain a special person in my life and in my heart. I thank her family for sharing her with me.
We were truly blessed to have Katy in our lives...she was beautiful inside and out. We're still struggling with why her time on earth was cut so short...but we also know that God takes only the very best. We're sure His plan for her is something we can only imagine...Katy and Evan's love will continue on...To Rick, Colleen, Joe, Sarah, Bethany, Ben, Maria, and Aaron, we continue to pray for you to find the strength to get through this as we also are trying to do. We love all of you...To Katy, we love and miss you so much...until we meet again...
We are so sorry Rick and Colleen, we can't imagine. We are sending out prayers and know that your faith will get you through this.
Steve and Laurie Lake
I met Katy thru Laura Fennig we realized after we had a lot of the same friends. I have many great memories that include Katy. She had a beautiful smile that could light up a room.
David and I were out of town when we heard this sad news. Our entire family is sending prayers and warm thoughts to the Annis family. We remember Katy as a precious little girl. So sorry this has happened and hope that the love of your family and friends who knew and remember Katy will help ease your profound sorrow.
I will forever remember my wonderful cousin and will always love her very much!
I was a friend of Katy's and her hairdresser. I met her through Stacey Kenyon 9 years ago at Mick's Rec Room. We used to sing karaoke and act like silly teenage girls together. She even came over and helped us girls do our hair for our junior prom. Katy was such an inspiration, even to those older than her. She had so much love and kindness to share. I didn't get to cut her hair often because she was always letting it grow out to donate to Locks of Love to make wigs for children with cancer. Just another way that her legacy of love will live on through someone else. My prayers are with the Annis family. May God give you the strength to make it through this difficult time.
As Evan's cousin, I had the pleasure of meeting Katy when she came to family gatherings with him. What a sweet person she was! And she made Evan so happy! We know she was the one for him! Although a few weeks ago when I saw her, she joked that if she had to choose between Evan and Cosmo, she would choose Cosmo ;) She will be deeply missed. Prayers to her loved ones. Until we meet again. Rest in Heaven, Katy.
I met Katie at mics rec room my dad used to do karaoke there. She was an amazing friend who I loved dearly. My prayers go out to her family and friends. I will miss her.
My prayers and thoughts are with the entire family. We are thinking of you from Port Washington. Barb Ewig-Pinkowsky
The Annis's are great christian people, and Katie was a wonderful reflection of this. My condolences and prayers go out for the family. Thank you for being there for me during my time of need, and God bless you!
Dear Annis Family,
I am so deeply sorry to hear about your loss. I absolutely cannot believe an amazing soul like Katy's is no longer with us. I remember her so well from spending endless summers with Bethany and the rest of your family. I miss you all so much and send all my love and prayers to you. Katy will never be forgotten
I love you so much Katy, you were the perfect girl for me! You will continue to live on earth through me until we can meet again in heaven! I love you!
My condolences to the family. I met Katy a few times and she was such a sweet lady. She had a great guy in her life and she will be missed dearly.
Rick and Colleen, Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family on the loss of your daughter Katy, Sounds like she was a wonderful girl with a big heart.Its been so long since we were all members of the Air Wisconsin family moving to Fort Wayne in 1983 but I remember you all well. Mike Seaver let me know of your loss and we were compelled to reach out to you with our prayers and best thoughts for your wonderful family. God bless you all in this time of need. Jeff and Maria Ewald
My prayers are with you for your loss. Katherine was a delightful young lady and student for us a Elmhurst High School and will be missed. God Bless and comfort you during this time.
I am so sorry for your loss. She was the flower girl in my wedding, and I wish I would have stayed connected with her. I was also her preschool CCD teacher.
I am so sorry to here about the loss of your daughter. She is only a year apart from our daughter Rachel. Through the years we lose touch with each other but our thoughts are with you.
So sorry for your loss. I will certainly be lifting Katy and the entire Annis family up in thoughts and prayers.
We now have a Saint praying for the St.Joeseph community in heaven. I'm grateful to the Annis family for recieving that gift from GOD and sharing her with the community. God Bless you.
To the Annis family, I'm so deeply sorry for your loss. You are in my family's and my thoughts.
The Annis Family:
I am so sorry for this road that you are now traveling. There are no words just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dear Annis Family, especially Joe and Bethany, those I know best,
I was so saddened to hear the news about Katy. I remember her well from carpooling to event after event with you while in school - she was all smiles and easy laugh. An endlessly patient and adorable little sister. While I didn't know her as an adult, my heart hurts so much at the thought of losing a sibling or daughter so soon in life, and I can only imagine how crushed you feel. It has been such a long time since I have seen you all, but please know that I will be thinking of you all and wishing you comfort and peace each day. All my love.
So sorry and so young, my thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Our hearts are broken. Katy was part of our family. My daughters best friend growing up, they were like 2 peas in a pod. I thought of her as a daughter. Katy you shined brighter than the sun and when I look up in the sky at night, I know the brightest star, will be you shining over the earth. You will be dearly missed. My deepest sympathies to the family. You are all in my thoughts, my heart and my prayers.
Colleen and family,
Our family is so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you at this time.
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with all the Family r.i.p.katherine love from All our Annis Family x
I am so sorry for your lose. Katy was an amazing person and a great friend. We will all miss her dearly until we meet again
Thinking and praying the Lord gives you all strength to get through the days ahead.
God saw her getting tired, a cure not meant to be, so He wrapped His arms around her, and whispered"Come with Me." So Sorry for Your Loss. Your in Our thoughts and Prayers.
I am so glad that I am making it home to say goodbye to my sister and support my family.
I'm so sorry for your loss and praying for God to give you all strength and peace during this time.
Our sincere condolences and prayers to the friends and family of Katy from this Annis family
Coleen and Rick, I am so sorry for your loss, I met Katy at your daughters wedding, such a nice girl. My prayers are with you. I am a friend of Sams
Colleen, Rick, and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot begin to imagine what you are going through. I am praying for comfort for all of you.
Katy- You were always the light of anywhere you went, nothing but pure sweetness came from you- The Coder family loves you and will miss you! Your home now Katy fly high with the Lord and know You will always be remembered!
Colleen, Rick , Joe, Bethany & Maria, We are so sorry for what you are going through. Know that you all are with us in our daily prayers and will continue to be in the days and weeks to come.
May God be with you always.
Linda & Mike
"He will give
Colleen and Rick and family, our hearts are grieving for your tremendous loss. Your sweet angel will always be walking next to you as you continue your life's journey. We are praying for all of you as you go on with the day to day. Cherish all of her sweetness and good memories.
Colleen, Rick and Family, There are no words... please know my thoughts, prayers and sympathy are with you.
Colleen and Rick, I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Blessings, Lois Widner
What saddness this brings to everyone. We are so very sorry for your family and Katy's friends too.
Just meeting Katy at the shower and wedding for Maria and Aaron let me know what a warm and caring girl she was.
I am so glad that I had the opportunity to meet her.
God Be with you all and grant you the comfort that only He can give.
We send our Sincere Sympathy.
Dale and Nadine Strebig, Aaron's grandparents.
Katy was one of my dearest friends. One of the best people I've ever met and it was an honor knowing her. I'll never forget the fun times signing kareoke or playing in the halls at school. She was such an inspiration to everyone who knew her. She gave the best advice and would help anyone in need. You'll be forever missed sweetheart.
Katy is an amazing person.. If anybody deserves to be up in heaven, it is her. She was always the one to make you laugh. I know when I would ever have a problem she would never turn me down from a conversation. If its one thing she could do is tell it like it is. That's what I love about her. My thoughts and prayers are with the Annis family during this time of grieving. I love you guys and always will.
Love you guys,
To the Annis Family,
We are saddened with your loss. In the short time we knew Katy she left a positive impression. She made Aaron and Maria's wedding more memorable for us, as I'm sure she did for everyone there.
Our thoughts are with you all during this unimaginably difficult time for your family.
My Mom passed away a few weeks go, and my prayer to God was that our Family never have to bury a child. I cannot begin to understand your grief, just know that we are praying for you and for the Holy Spirits intervention.
I don't know where to begin. Katy was such a beautiful person inside and out. She always knew how to put a smile on your face. We have amazing memories that I will continue to cherish. May you rest in peace. I will forever hold a place in my heart for you. To Rick, Colleen, Bethany, Joe, and Maria...I pray that you will make it threw this difficult time and come out stronger knowing she's in a better place. <3
Rick and Colleen, we are so very sorry for your loss and we have kept you, and your family in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all during this time of sorrow.
To the Annis family,
We are deeply saddened by your loss of your dear Katy, I did not know her personally but are friends of Maria and Aarons, I cannot begin to even imagine losing a child or sister. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time, Stay strong, Gods blessing to all of you. She is a beautiful Angel looking down on all of you.
Ruth and Rick Powell
Our college days were brighter because of you and the crazy fun we had at times.You will always be a one of a kind friend.I miss you so much already, but I have our memories and our heart to heart talks,Prayers to your family and they know how loved you are by your friends. Until we meet again...Much,much LOVE...Kathy