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Kristi Kielstrup

Published On: Jul 26 2013 06:26:04 PM CDT

Our family oriented Mom, Kristi Kielstrup died Friday July 26, 2013 after a well fought short battle with pancreatic cancer.

Kristi was the third of six children of Arthur & Loma (Neve) Stark.

The first ten years of her life were carefree, happy days spent on the farm and attending country school at Lone Rock. She enjoyed 4-H, planting a big garden to take produce to the Juneau County Fair. She and all four of her sisters were active in Job’s Daughters – even as an adult when her daughter became a “Jobie”.

She graduated from Mauston High School in 1967 – the first class in the “new” high school on Grayside Avenue.

She met and married Paul on Oct 19, 1968 and moved to Kenosha.

She attended Gateway Technical College in Kenosha receiving her RN degree in 1983. She worked ten years at Kenosha Memorial Hospital and 16 years combined at Fair View and Heritage Manor Nursing Homes – all on the 3rd shift.

Paul & Kristi had two children – Tim (Becky) and their son Mitchell of Madison and Pastor Erika of Monona IA. She was fiercely proud of her children and grandson. She is survived by Paul, her husband of almost 45 years and the children. She is also survived by her siblings, Bill(Gioia) of Concord CA, Sharon Bollig(John-deceased) of New Lisbon, Rhonda Roalkvam (David) of Elroy, and Rebecca Johnson (Dwayne) of Fort Atkinson plus nieces & nephews in North Carolina, Illinois, California, Okalahoma, & Wisconsin, and extended family.

She treasured all the friendships she made over the years. She and Paul camped their way around most of the United States.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Art & Loma Stark, a sister Bonnie Stark, Grandparents, Paul’s parents Sophus & Rebecca Kielstrup, sister-in-law Ruth and her husband Jim Hudoc, niece Lydia Everson, several aunts & uncles.

Memorial services will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church Grove St. Mauston WI, at 2:00 PM on Wed July 31, 2013 followed by a luncheon & fellowship. Visitation will precede the service from noon to time of service.

Mom said she wanted a musical celebration of life – come; join us to make a “Joyful Noise unto the Lord”!

In lieu of plants or flowers, please consider a memorial to your favorite charity or one of Mom’s – Juvenile Diabetes Research or Cancer Research.

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