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In Memoriam: Barbara Hipp Fiore


Your memorial contribution in Barbara’s name will be placed in the Urban & Margaret Hipp Family Endowment Fund.


Barbara Hipp Fiore passed away on August 30, 2021.

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Barbara Hipp Fiore, 81, died peacefully at home in Missoula, Montana on August 30, 2021. Barb was born in Aurora, Illinois on August 19, 1940, attended West Aurora schools, and graduated from West Aurora in the Class of 1958. She received her B.A. in Fine Arts from St. Mary’s of Notre Dame.

Barb was predeceased by her parents, Urban and Margaret Barber Hipp. Barb is survived by her daughter Karen (Richard) Olson of Austin, Texas and her grandchildren Annika and Erik. She is also survived by her son Michael Fiore and grandchildren, Bodie, Coplan, and Kayla. She leaves her brother, David (Sandy) Hipp of Aurora, Illinois, her sister, Nancy Brown of Missoula, Montana, her ex-husband, James Fiore of Madison, Wisconsin, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Barb was a gifted artist and craftswoman and had a long career in that field. She ran her own business, Silk Screen Creations, in Edgerton, Wisconsin and continued work in the art field for 40 years for The Edgerton Reporter until the day she died.

Funeral arrangements for her burial will be private. Contributions in her memory can be made to your favorite charity or to the Urban and Margaret Hipp Scholarship fund at the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, PO Box 4786, Aurora, IL 60507.


Your memorial contribution in Barbara’s name will be placed in the Urban & Margaret Hipp Family Endowment Fund.

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

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Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

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Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

There’s no question in my mind that the scholarship I received opened up possibilities.

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

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President Emeritus

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

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