Mount Vernon - Aundrea "Andy" Pippel
Aundrea "Andy" Pippel, 73, a long term resident of the Skagit Valley, went to be with Jesus on June 8, 2021 at Home Place in Burlington.
She was born on October 28, 1947 in Bellingham, WA, the daughter of John and Jo (Geleynse) Vander Pol. She was raised in Mount Vernon, attended Mount Vernon Christian School, and graduated in 1965 from Mount Vernon High School. She went on to attend Reformed Bible College (Now Kuyper College) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She also attended Pine Rest Nursing program in Grand Rapids, and then completed her Nursing Degree at Skagit Valley College. Andy continued her education for Enterostomal therapy at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
For 37 years Andy worked as a registered Nurse practitioner at the Skagit Valley Hospital and the Skagit Valley Medical Center. She loved her job as a nurse and impacted countless people throughout her nursing career.
On October 2, 1981, Andy married Bob Pippel of Holland, Michigan. The couple had two children and were faithful partners to the very end. Andy was a faithful lifelong member of the First Christian Reformed church in Mount Vernon.
In Andy's spare time she enjoyed gardening and spending time outside. She loved going for walks and geocaching with her husband. When she could, she loved seeing her grandkids and was especially proud of them. Andy loved to travel and see new places, from her cross country trip with friends, a trip to Mexico to see her sister before she was married, and all the way to Israel to volunteer with her husband Bob. She loved to volunteer and give back to her community.
Andy is survived by her husband Bob Pippel of Mount Vernon; son Curt Pippel of Mount Vernon; daughter Carlene (Josh) Van Schouwen of Waukegan, IL and their children, Faith, Claire, John and Ben Van Schouwen; sister Sharon (James) Heneveld; brother Ken (Karen) Vander Pol of Michigan; brother-in-law Howard (Mary) Pippel and sister-in-law Karen Vander Meulen; many nieces and nephews from Michigan and many cousins in Lynden, WA. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Jo Vander Pol and two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law.
Andy's Memorial service will take place Monday, June 14th at 1:30 pm at the First Christian Reformed Church in Mount Vernon.
Memorials may be made in memory of Andy to the Alzheimer's Association or the Bradford House in Burlington. You my offer your condolences and share memories of Andy online at www.kernfuneralhome.com
. Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home of Mount Vernon.
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Published by Skagit Valley Herald from Jun. 11 to Jun. 12, 2021.