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Katie Anne Buchert

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Buchert, Katie Anne Katie Buchert answered the call to be with the Lord on October 22, 2010, at the tender age of 26 after a courageous four-year battle with breast cancer. Katie entered this world on March 9, 1984 as a blessing to her parents, Hans and Mary Buchert. As a very young child already, she loved to dance often choreographing her own routines and outfits for herself and her sister. She loved learning at Milwaukee German Immersion School, Milwaukee School of Languages, and Homestead High School in Mequon. Cheerleading was her passion and she won numerous awards including State Champion. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2006 with a Major in Human Resources and Minor in German, where she was a COBA Ambassador and President of SHRM. She loved and excelled in her career in HR at U.S. Cellular in Waukesha, where her gentle and fun nature taught her associates not to fear HR. Katie's life-long passion for German dance began as a performer at age 3 with a spark in her eyes that was contagious. As a founding member of the Danube Cultural Society of Southeastern Wisconsin, she taught so many how to love to dance and perform with pride. She is certainly teaching the angels now how to polka and waltz with unbridled grace and joy. She will be greatly missed by her parents Hans and Mary Buchert, her sister Jenni Bieck (Brad), her adored nephew Wyatt, her Oma Elisabeth Buchert, her godparents Aunt Irmi and Uncle Joe Pechloff, Uncle Jim and Aunt Betty Pechloff, Aunt Rosi and Uncle Uwe Brunn, cousins Jimmy (Lori) Pechloff, Steve Pechloff and daughter Lucia, Jason (Jessy) Pechloff, Stefan and Erika Brunn, her "Bestie" Amy Melcher and hundreds of friends, and her precious puppies Chevy and Billy. She will be greeted in heaven by Oma Magdalena and Opa Franz Pechloff and Opa Stefan Buchert. Her positive attitude, sense of humor and strong will have inspired everyone who knew of her to love life to its fullest. Special thanks to all her loving medical caregivers who became her friends and champions, Dr. Ekbom, Michael Culotti, Tiffany Marbach, Meg Ryan and Chad on 5NW, and the staff at Oncology Alliance, all of whom gave so much support to the family. It was truly fitting that as a spokesperson for the Pink Porchlight Campaign in 2009, KT chose to reassure her "Breast Friends" with the miracle of a Pink Light that grew brighter daily those last days in her room at Froedtert Hospital until she passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus and it gave its last flicker. To honor our Warrior in Pink, KT and her family ask that you wear a little pink as you come to Celebrate her Eternal Spirit on Friday, October 29, with visitation from 3 - 8 PM at the FUNERAL HOME. The Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, October 30, at 10AM. at EASTBROOK CHURCH, 5385 N. Green Bay Rd., Milwaukee. Please meet at the church. Procession to Resurrection Cemetery to immediately follow the service. The family vows to continue the fight against breast cancer by using donations to seed the founding of KT's Breast Friends Foundation.

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Oct. 27, 2010
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