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Allan, Kip Thomas, Age 40 Of St Paul on March 16, 2008. Survived by his wife, Julia; children: Greggory and Grace Larsen, Amber Wellman; parents: Gerald Losinski and Candace Andrews; grandmother, Irene Losinski; also by other loving relatives and friends. A visitation will be held from 11-12:30PM Friday, March 21, 2007 at WHITE FUNERAL HOME (14560 Pennock Ave) Apple Valley with burial and full military honors to follow at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery at 1:00. White Funeral Home Apple Valley 952 432 2001 www.whitefuneralhomes.com


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Published in Pioneer Press on Mar. 18, 2008.
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April 7, 2008
My condolences to Kip's family and friends. I had the pleasure of conversing with Kip online starting at HardRadio. His humor was infectious.
Heather Scott
March 28, 2008
Kip - thanks for all the great memories with the WMA. You'll be loved and remembered forever

~ Floydie
Paul Floyd
March 24, 2008
Kip was intelligent, talented, witty, and kind. As a co-worker, he helped me with everything from computer issues to moving furniture. Kip was always willing to lend anyone a helping hand. He will be missed by all of us who had the privilege of knowing him.
Sheila Macho
March 22, 2008
I only knew Kip as an on-line friend, then adversary, then finally, crossing paths again, at peace with each other, although we had not really reconnected closely. I always thought there would be time for that later. Sad how fate can upset even the best laid plans.
I never knew much of his service in the Army, but I'm not surprised now that I think about what I have read.
The memory of the long late night chats we used to have will stay with me forever. We both went through some hard times, and I know he helped me cope, and I hope in some small measure at least, that I helped him.
My condolences to his wife, family, and friends.
Steve Marlett
March 20, 2008
2007 WMA Executive Summit, Hammonton, NJ
March 20, 2008
2006 WMA Executive Summit, Hammonton, NJ
March 20, 2008
You will be missed by so many people Kip. I hope we can see each other again someday, Christmas and other special occasions will never be the same without you. I will miss you.

Love always, your cousin Erin
Erin Revels
March 20, 2008
First my deepest condolences to Kip's wife and family. He was loved and is missed by many.

I met Kip online about eight years ago and we quickly became friends. A few months later in 2000, he accepted my invitation to join our organization which was founded in 1992 for the purpose of heavy metal advocacy. In less than a year he took on the responsibilities of Forum Moderator and eventually became our most decorated member.

His bold sense of humor, incorrigible dedication and intense friendship were key in transforming the forum into what it is today. He epitomized every thing good about the organization with his honesty, his love of the music, and his loyalty to his friends. He had an undeniable and lovable presence that impacted more members than I can count. He was responsible for what's considered the WMA's high watermark when he founded Alliance Radio, fulfilling the organization's decade old dream of having an all metal feed.

Over the years our friendship grew to the point he was like a brother. Two years in a row, he flew all the way out to the East coast just to hang out for a couple days. Few people know it, but when he was here last Summer, he layed down the vocal tracks for the live version of the organization's anthem. In tribute to him, we will be releasing a video montage of photos from those days we spent together and the soundtrack will be the WMA's anthem with Kip on vocals.

His passing is an indescribably painful loss to me and many others. The organization has lost it's ultimate member, and worse yet, many of us have lost an irreplaceable friend that we loved dearly. He will always be missed and never be forgotten. We often signed off our correspondence with the WMA motto, "U&C!" (short for Unite & Conquer) And no other person I know did more to unite the WMA and conquer apathy among the subculture than Kip.

So Kip, rest in peace brother, I miss you... it is with tears and deep sorrow that I sign off one last time... U&C!
Scott Conover
March 20, 2008
Like so many others, I only knew Kip online through our website. However, that statement comes across as a gross understatement; not only did i talk with him on the phone many times, our give-and-take on the boards over the past 6 years or so has been fun, hilarious, informative, and more. He knew more about heavy metal music (and was so willing to share his knowledge with all of us) than anyone i've ever known. All this might sound trite to some, but to so many of us at the WMA, he was truly a big brother and positive influence. Such a quality in a man cannot be under-valued.
We miss Kip desparately. He was far too young to go. May he rest in peace.
richard dinsmore II
March 19, 2008
Our thought and prays are with the family in this hard time. Kip will be deeply missed

Cousin
Peter & Nichole Kuklinski
March 19, 2008
With my mother having so many reletives I can only remember seeing Kip a hand full of times. Most of which were at Gary and Linda's. We had good conversations about 80's music. I want to send my sympathys to Gary and Linda.
Jason Davis
March 19, 2008
I can only echo the sentiments written before. I too had plans to meet Kip for drinks, but we never got around to it. Even though we only talked intermittently over the past few years, I would still count him as a close friend. He made me feel smart when I felt stupid, silly when I did something stupid, and he helped me to laugh at myself (which is not easy for me). He taught me a lot, in little ways. After knowing Kip, I know to never judge a book by its cover. I will think of you often, and miss you.
Jennifer Battan
March 19, 2008
Kip had a special place in our family.
We were all very excited when he came to visit during Christmas and other joyful occasions.
He truly put smiles on everyone's face.
Kip will be missed deeply by his family and friends.
(Cousin) April
March 19, 2008
Our hearts are broken with the shocking news of Kip's passing. How we wish we could have been there for him in his last days. He was one unique and special person. He leaves behind a family who truly cares and loves him. He will never be forgotten and I know his Grandpa Losinski met him with a big hug at the gate to welcome him home. Kip has many family members in Wisconsin who will miss him tremendously and our lives will never be the same without him. He shared many Christmas's with us and holidays and time at our favoite place "the cottage". It will take us (his Dad, Aunts, Uncles, cousins, Grandma) along time for our hearts to heal from the pain. We will miss you Kip. Love your Aunt Chery
Aunt Chery Revels
March 19, 2008
Reading the grieving words of those who loved Kip Allen, the special qualities that this man had are apparent even to a stranger. May you find comfort in the message of Easter. With sympathy,
Colleen Kennedy, NYC
Colleen Kennedy
March 18, 2008
I am heartbroken - a mess, actually. I'm whipsawing back and forth through all the stages... It seems like it is really sinking in for the first time over and over again. I am furious with him for putting himself last. I think I'm going to be OK for a few minutes, and then I realize that it's just because I can't believe it is true.

I loved Kip, he was a fine man and an excellent friend. He told his wife Julia that he loved her every day, and in our last conversation he was thinking of her safety and happiness. He was enthusiastic about the future.

He was my confidant, intelligent, insightful and witty even in dark times. He never made me feel like an oddball; he never hurt my feelings. He never got angry with me or blamed me for my mistakes, even when they bought him a rotten day, and believe me, it happened.

He was one of the most trustworthy people I have ever known. He was a veteran and gave much to our country. He was a musician and a storyteller. I am devastated that I won't hear any of the stories he hadn't gotten around to telling me yet. You just think you have so much time for these things.

I will miss him for the rest of my life.
Sara Engelstad
March 18, 2008
I loved Kip. His passing leaves me heartbroken.

Kip was a fine man and an excellent friend. He was my confidant, intelligent, insightful and witty even in dark times. He never made me feel like an oddball; he never hurt my feelings. He was one of the most trustworthy people I have ever known. He was a veteran and gave much to our country. He was a musician and a storyteller. I am devastated that I won't hear any of the stories he hadn't gotten around to telling me yet. You just think you have so much time for these things.

He told his wife Julia that he loved her every day, and in our last conversation he was thinking of her safety and happiness. He was enthusiastic about the future.

I will miss him for the rest of my life.
Sara Engelstad
March 18, 2008
I've known Kip online for about 6 years. Though I never got to meet him in person I felt like I knew him well. I still can't process the thought that he is gone.
My heart goes out to you Julia, and the rest of his family and friends. He was an amazing guy, bigger than life, and more charisma than anyone I know.
Kip, you will never be forgotten. I will miss your humor terribly.
Ginni Bennett
March 18, 2008
I'm deeply saddened by the news of Kip's passing. He was a big, intimidating guy with a heart as big as the whole outdoors.

One of my fondest memories of the Twin Cities was shooting paper with him and John at the firing range, and then him teasing me because I cut my hand on the .45 slide action. "You need to learn how to shoot, boy." Ha!

Rest in peace, Kip. You were a good friend.
Tim Goyer
March 18, 2008
Kip as I remember him
It's such a shock that you're gone Kip, we're going to miss you so much. You were such a big intimidating guy, but such a caring heart when we got to know you.

I wish we had gone to lunch like we kept meaning to earlier this year, now I'll never get the chance.
Pete Anderson
March 18, 2008
Our families are still in shock. Kip was way too young. I remember going to Calif. and helping to take care of baby Kip in 1967. I felt priveleged to be among the first relatives to see him, as he was the Ist grandchild, Ist nephew, and Ist cousin. He was so cute and so smart. I helped bring the family home to WI as his dad left with the Marine Corps to Viet Nam. Kip came to my son's wedding last May, in Ettrick, WI. I remember walking him down the aisle. We were so happy to see him. He had a special place in his heart for his Grandma, and called her often. He had many cousins and we are all saddened by the news of his passing. We all wish we could have known of his health problems recently, as we could have been there for he and Julia. Our hearts are broken. We pray for peace for Kip.
(Aunt) Yvonne Borreson
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