Kristi Darmogray

Resided in Rapid River, MI
Died October 31, 2007

Kristi Kay Darmogray, 30, of Rapid River went to Heaven to be with our Lord and Savior on October 31, 2007. Our beloved daughter, sister and aunt was dedicated to making a difference in other people

0 Tributes for “Kristi Darmogray

    Dear Kristi,
    What a beautiful day it is, the sun is shining and the air is crisp. A beautiful Fall day and memories of you fill my heart and surround me with love. Yes, it has been three years now and yet it feels that just a moment ago you were with us. Time has lessened the painful grip around our hearts and yes, we have been healing moment by moment through the radiant love that you bring us each day in the many forms of sunshine and leaves and children’s faces and quiet moments. We feel your Grace in the touch of a hand and a whisper of forgiveness. We feel your Grace in our tears that fall and the baptism that comes when our hearts fill with compassion for others, for ourselves.

    The memory of you has made a difference in the lives of so many and continues to do so each day. I witness how your Mom, Dad, Kate, Chad and little ones continue to grow and persevere with utmost dignity and compassion. I believe they receive this gift from you in the form of a blessing that defies earthly understanding and I pray for their continued healing. It is Divine and one by one, we all heal by your Love. Thank you for coming to each of us, each day. You help us all to be better human beings with your angelic guidance to point the course for us and to smooth the waters of our days here.

    Peace be with you and God Speed.

    Aunt Anne
    Suamico, WI

    Coming up the 2nd anniversary of loss of Kristi, I hope the memories she has left behind bring smiles to the faces of those who loved her so. To her family, her friends…I hope you lean on each other and share your stories so she can live on. Many people will be thinking of her and sending prayers out to her family and friends. God Bless you all.

    Tasha Cooper-Marotta
    Mississauga, ON

    There is not a day that goes by, I do not think of Kristi. The first time I met her, I could not phathom this gorgeous, beautiful, educated girl was so much a country girl. Fishing, camping, poker; you name it she could (and would) do it. When I would travel home from Milwaukee, I could always count on Kristi to be around cheering on my nephew at basketball games, fishing in the afternoon, and having a great time at night. She was just a true gem. I was so proud to call her my friend. So proud.

    Milwaukee, WI

    Just a little note to say I still think of Kristi often. I realize that it has been a year since her passing. We graduated from the FNP program at Spalding 2004. She and I were both interested in Women’s Health. We used to set in class and tell stories of our experiences. I will never forget her. Love and Prayers, Rachel Wate ARNP

    Rachel Wate
    Elizabeth, IN

    My Sweet daughter . . .In a few short hours it will be exactly one year since you were taken from us . . .It has taken me a year to write a tribute about you . . .The last year has been the most diffacult one of my life . . .I miss your smile, the sound of your voice, your very zest for life . . .We try to continue your work here . . .While it is difficult at times, knowing we are helping others helps us ease the pain of your not being with us. I promise that our precious Emma, Shophia, Jocelyn and our new angel Caleb will know there loving aunt Kristi from your pictures and the shared storys of you.

    You and Kate are the greatest gifts a father could have . . . You both are your Mom and My finest work. I type this with Lucie laying next to me, with tears in my eyes wishing you were still here . .

    I love and miss you Kristi.

    Gladstone, MI

    “Sometimes a silence
    is heard far away
    and the brightness of day
    fills the night.
    Where the trials of life
    are resolved into peace –
    when a soul finds its way
    to the light.

    Rest in Peace Kristi Kay Darmogray.
    We miss you so.

    Your Loving Friends
    All Over
    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I Am not there. I do not sleep.
    I Am a thousand winds that blow;
    I Am the diamond glints on snow.
    I Am the sunlight on ripened grain;
    I Am the gentle Autumn’s rain.
    When you awaken in the morning hush,
    I Am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I Am the soft star that shines at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry.
    I am not there;
    I did not die.”

    “But you don’t just die.” ~~~ Grandma Olson ~~~

    Rest in Peace, Kristi Kay. We miss you and love you ~ Forever.

    Aunt Anne, Emily and Elaina
    Suamico, WI

    Kristi was a doll. She made women’s health class fun. As our resident ‘authority’ we’d often ask her for answers instead of the instructor. She introduced me and my family to her Lagrange Ky family and the Trent’s adorable grandson Aiden. I am so happy to have known Kristi and will miss my email’s from ‘Kidsnurse’

    Monica Griffith
    Louisville, KY

    Kristi and I were fellow classmates in the FNP program. She was such an intelligent and caring person, always willing to help others and her patients. I will keep her and you in my prayers.

    Jackie Manion
    Louisville, KY

    Kristy wasn’t just a fellow Spalding grad student, but a friend from the momemt we first met. She had style, grace and natural beauty. To know her was to know that no matter your race, socio-economic status or ethnicity, you would be accepted for who you are and how you treated others. She honored her parents by her ability to love and care for others and will always be missed and thought highly of as a fallen pelican of Spalding University. May God strengthen you and your family during the months and years that follow for such a great loss.

    Kathy White FNP
    Clarksville, TN

    My condolences to Kristi’s family. I just heard of the sad news yesterday. Kristi was a student of mine at Spalding University. I taught her the first year of her graduate study. She was smart, talented, and of course beautiful. What a loss for her family and her patients. She was a very intelligent and capable clinician in the area of Womens’ Health.

    Delwin Jacoby
    Lawrenceburg, KY

    To Kristi’s Family,

    I was one of Kristi’s teachers at Spalding. She was a wonderful student and a good friend to the others in her class. She worked hard and yet always was energetic, fun and seemed to have endless energy. I never heard her say one unkind word about anyone and she offered much encouragement to her fellow students. She will be missed by all of us-we were lucky to know her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Kristi. She touched many people while she was with us.

    Pam King
    Louisville, KY

    I just heard of Kristi’s passing. My heart breaks for you all. She was my classmate at Spalding University. She was such a lovely, intelligent, witty young woman. We all enjoyed her so much in our classes. She was such a wonderful, caring Nurse and became an excellent Nurse Practitioner. She will be greatly missed.

    Gena Lyell
    Corydon, IN

    To the Darmogray Family:

    Please forgive the tardiness of this message. I just found out last night of the tragic loss of your lovely daughter. I had the great pleasure of being colleagues, classmates and most importantly becoming friends with your daughter while she was pursuing her MSN/FNP in Louisville. We had a wonderful time in and outside of class talking, joking and laughing. Kristi always had a huge smile with thoughtful and encouraging words for everyone she met. I will fondly remember her hearty laugh, intelligent wit, elegant style, gentle grace and enormous heart. I cannot imagine your heartbreak and wish for you all the healing and peace that you deserve. Your family and Kristi’s numerous friends will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

    R. Jane Lockhart MSN, ARNP
    Spalding University
    Class of 2004
    Louisville, KY

    To the Darmogray Family:

    I had the pleasure of meeting Kristi in Louisville Kentucky. We both attended Spalding University and obtained our Masters Degree in Nursing. Throughout those two years, our graduating class became close and knew one another very well. Kristy was a kind soul, who had a passion for women’s health. She was an excellent nurse and friend.

    She will be missed. My prayers are with you.

    Mallory Wilbon, MSN, NP-C
    Spalding University
    Class of 2004
    Memphis, TN

    “Little I knew that morning, God was going to call your name, in life we loved you dearly, in death we do with same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone, for part of me went with you, the day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories, your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, you are always by our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.”

    We love you forever and always!

    Love, Katie, Emma, Sophia, and Jocelyn
    Green Bay, WI

    Kristi’s family and friends,

    On my way to work (from Gladstone to Escanaba) early in the morning when it is still dark and there is a clear sky, up to my left and over the lake, there is a star that shines brighter than the rest. I don’t know what or whom ever prompted me to look up into the sky while I am driving, but I like to think that star is the twinkle that we saw in Kristi’s eyes. Even though it brings tears to my eyes everytime I see that star, it comforts me to think that is her spirit watching over us all. I just wanted to share that with everyone because it brings a smile to my face and I hope it will to yours too.

    Kendall Bartley-RN
    Gladstone, MI

    I will miss this wonderful women. She helped me with alot of things when I would go to see her at the womens center. She will be sadly missed. My prayers are with her family and friends.

    Brittany Lanaville
    Escanaba, MI

    Just reading through these tributes tells the kind of person Kristi was. Kristi & I met about 7 years ago when we worked together at a Job Corp and became instant friends and remained so. I cherished and valued her friendship as she did mine. We both wanted to find better jobs. I found a listing for a job for her for which she applied and got hired and remained at until she left Louisville. It became a standing joke that I was her personal employment service because I also turned her on to two subsequent part-time jobs.

    I’m thankful that I have wonderful memories of the things we did together~~her graduation from Spalding, going with her to Escanaba for Katie’s reception (missing the flight and having to spend a few hours in the airport~with Kristi mad as a wet hen), going to a concert in Cincinnati with Kristi, Don & Liza. And just ordinary things like shopping at a book/card shop that was going out of business and getting great deals, emailing back & forth, and exchanging small gifts all thru the year for no reason except to say “I was thinking about you and I love you.”

    All over my house are reminders of Kristi. Everywhere I go there are reminders of Kristi. And I’m thankful for that. My heart aches in the place that was hers, but it also holds happiness for having had her as my friend.

    Norma Charles
    Shelbyville, KY

    Katie, Chad & Darmogray family,

    We are lost for words to express our sorrow for your loss. We want you to know that your friends close and far are there for you. It is clear that Kristi was a wonderfully loved and cherished person. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jesse and Laura Schramm
    Gladstone, MI

    We knew Kristi as a child. She often vivited our house with Sandee and Jack. I shoud say , they visited our house because Kate was the other half of that duo. that how I remember them …two loving children, two loving sisters. May you be comforted with your memories. You must know that a whole community is grieving with you. Jesus promises us we will be rewarded with life everlasting if we serve Him and our fellow man: Kristi did that.

    Your friends,

    Jack and Yvonne
    Gladstone, MI

    I only knew Kristi through all the stories shared to me from Liza. I know there are no real words I could say that would comfort you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Beth Culhane (LeTourneau)
    Marysville, MI

    Don, Liza & Katie,

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Cindi Menke (Connie Houle’s sister)
    Bloomington, MI

    Dear Liza and Don,

    I was so moved by the last pictures of Kristi. What a nice tribute to her. Thank you so much for sharing with us. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.


    Diane Ossiff and Family
    Delton, MI

    What a beautiful young woman, inside and out. We didn’t have the priviledge of knowing her but know her dad and know they have done wonderful raising their children. We wish them peace.

    Allen and Mary Ann Robinson
    Shingleton, MI

    Kristi was a wonderful, caring, thoughtful, bright, funny, and easy going person. There are too many qualities she had to list. She is also a person who loved her work and her patients. I feel truly blessed to have had Kristi in my life even though it was for a short time. She was always there to talk to when needed or just a shoulder to lean on or to give one of those bright beaming, eye sparkling, smiles at just the right moment. She had something in her that made her truly special. She will always be close to my heart. Kristi will continue to live on in our hearts, memories, and the day to day things we do. Just know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Kassandra Eggleston
    Escanaba, MI

    I went to nursing school with Kristi at NMU. We had many classes together and studied together sometimes. I was so sorry and shocked to hear of her passing. She was such an intelligent and beautiful person. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

    Amanda (Miettinen) Huyck
    Minneapolis, MN

    Dear Don Liza, and family

    You are all in our most sincere prayers during this extremely sad moment in your lives.

    Jeanne & Terry Pearson
    Escanaba, MI

    Dear Don and Liza,

    The memory of Kristi will always live with me. As far as volleyball goes, she always layed up the most beautiful of sets… but this unbelievable talent paled in comparsion to the beauty she displayed as a person. God bless you and your family. Kristi will never be forgotten.

    All my love,

    David Lawrence,
    for Rudy and the rest of the Lawrence Family
    Manistique, MI

    It has been more than a week now that our precious Kristi, our Daughter, Sister, Aunt, and most importantly, Friend … has left us. Each day I read more and more testimonies of the legacy she left behind and I am deeply and profoundly, humbled. The grief, anger and pain that we all feel is the gaping hole within our hearts that we will not cross paths again with this gentle soul in this lifetime and that maybe we could have done something, anything to prevent this tragedy. A young woman died needlessly and there is no sense to any of this. That is what our human heart says and WE HURT.

    But alas, Kristi would not want us to grieve any longer than we need to. She would want us to take all the time that was necessary and then she would want us to Begin Anew and Smile! And Live! And Dance! She would want us to go out and live our lives with grace with her Spirit as our guide. We all agree she was an amazing woman, a compassionate healer that touched every soul she met regardless of the situation. Her bright eyes and radiant smile lifted us up wherever she went and in doing so, we felt calm, better somehow. And she would want us to know that WE TOO could do the same magnificent things and touch as many lives as she did, and to not waste one more moment in grief and in pain and in anger – that was not absolutely necessary.

    Our Angel Kristi would ask us to soften our hearts and reach out in forgiveness to our families and our friends and to all who cause us pain and heartache. To mend the broken bridges and the gaps that seperate us and keep us from one another. She would ask us to WALK TO eachother when we’re angry, not Away. To Speak our Truth with Humility when we’d rather close our mouths in defiance. To Open UP our hearts when we’d rather close them tight in pain. She would want us to know that when our hearts break, they open up. And most importantly, Kristi would want ALL of us to know that we want our hearts TO HEAL WIDE OPEN, ready to accept our loved ones and all of humanity with open arms of Compassion, Forgiveness and Enduring Love for our fellow man.

    Yes, we hurt and many are the tears. But let them fall and fall and fall like healing rain. Don’t choke them back because then we drown our hearts in sorrow and we can’t breathe, and then we stop living. Kristi’s passing would have been for nothing. Carry Her memory in our hearts each day and conduct our lives with Humility and Grace. Be Present for one another. BE THE LOVE WE SO DESIRE. That is what Kristi would have us do.

    Then WE are Forever Changed in the Knowing of Her.

    Peace Be With You All!

    A Friend
    U.P., MI

    Darmogray family-

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss of Kristi. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Nicole Paulson (Tami Strand’s daughter)
    Minneapolis, MN

    Dear Don, Liza, Kate and extended family:

    We are so saddened by the news of Kristi’s untimely passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in knowing she is in the grandest of all places, returning to her Heavenly Father, God Almighty!

    Bill & Tracy Warning
    Escanaba, MI

    To the Darmogray family,

    I did not know Kristi well and consider that my loss because what I did know of her was beautiful in every sense. She was a radiant person and a skilled caregiver who truly cared about others. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to know her. Please know you are in my thoughts; I pray God will help you find peace in the wonderful memories you have.

    Lanna Scannell
    Escanaba, MI

    I am glad to have meet such a wonderful person. She shined when she entered the room. It was a pleasure to have worked with her as long as we did.She lived the Mission with OSF. God bless her family.

    Thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Jeanne Jones
    Gladstone, MI

    Dear Don & Liza and Katie,

    Our hearts are filled with such deep sorrow for you. Kristi touched many lives (including ours), when she took care of one of our daughters at the “walk-in” clinic. She had a warmth & kindness about her that radiated from her heart & soul. Her life will be honored and remembered by all of us. Our prayers are with you.

    Nancy & Tim LeGault
    Gladstone, MI

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I met Kristi once 6 months ago in the walk in clinic for my ACL/knee injury. I remember how nice and helpful she was. There was something about Kristi that was unique and stuck with me. I even commented on that while I was leaving the walk in clinic to the other staff. Her grace presence, impression, very friendly attractive woman.
    May God Bless her. I am sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you and your family.
    Our deepest sympathy, Angela Reath-Hansen and family: 1991 Gladstone alumni

    Angela Reath- Hansen
    Green Bay, WI

    To the Darmogray Family,

    I was so sad to hear of this tragic news and am thinkng of you and your family and friends during this very difficult time. While it has been many years since I have spoken to Kristi, some of my most distinct and happiest memories of my childhood growing up in Gladstone were spent with Kristi. My family (Ed, Becky and Ben Gillespie) lived in Westridge Heights and while living there, I remember many laughs shared at birthday parties, sleepovers, bike rides, basketball/gymnastics during the summer etc. More specifically though, I remember learning how to tie on my ice skates with her and practice in that rink. We performed a stellar performance (best of the night of course 🙂 on the ice rink together where we dressed up as our Cabbage Patch Kids for the Ice Show in Escanaba. There were four of us in our group, and boy were we impressed with ourselves when we were done! I still have the pictures of us all these years later in our costumes. When my family moved from Gladstone to Lansing, MI, we briefly kept in touch but over the years lost touch with one another. I have many happy memories growing up with Kristi, her infectious laugh and smile, and I feel fortunate to have so many great and happy memories growing up with her in Gladstone. I’m am so sorry, and you are all in very much in my prayers and during this difficult time.


    Shannen Gillespie
    (along with Ben, Becky and Ed Gillespie of East Lansing, MI)
    Chicago, IL

    For: Mom, Dad, and sister Katie,

    My heart aches for all of you, to have lost such a precious soul. I saw an evening sky that was painted with beautiful shades of pink and it made me think that Kristi had something to do with it. I hope you find some comfort in the shared memories of everyone that knew and loved her. What a gift to have known her beauty and grace. I’ll treasure my memories of her. Peace be with you.

    Kathy Carlson/friend, co-worker,patient…
    Escanaba, MI

    I am very sorry for your loss. Kristi will be truly missed by all of her co-workers and the community. She was a very kind and compassionate person. My thoughts and prayer are with your family during this difficult time.

    Jacque Johnson
    Gladstone, MI

    Dear Liza, Don, and Kate:

    Words do not come easily, but you are in my thoughts and prayers. In knowing Kristi we all have been blessed, and the memories I have of her bring a smile to my face. She was the type of person you hope to be when others call you a friend.

    We all will miss her.

    Matt Flath
    Dayton, OH

    Don, Liza and Family–

    Our hearts and prayers go out to your family during this horrific time. Everyday, I have thought of Kristi and it just takes my breath away of the reality of it all. I remember when I first met Kristi at my parent’s house a few years ago. She and Liza were looking at wedding decorations my mom had put together from mine and my sister’s weddings. I thought to myself when I saw Kristi, “Wow! This girl has got it together and she sure is going to make someone very happy!”

    When I would bring my two girls into the Walk-in Clinic when they were sick, I sure was thankful and relieved when Kristi walked through the door to treat them. Kristi instantly put my mind as a mother at ease, as well as my two daughters who did not look forward to being touched and poked at by a stranger. Kristi put her entire heart and soul into everything she accomplished and everyone’s life to whom she came into contact with. Rest assured, she is a perfect angel in Heaven who is watching over all of you to whom she loved so dearly. God Bless You!

    Leslie and Eric Nault
    Gladstone, MI

    To the Darmogray family:

    Kristi and I were not really close in high school, but I saw her alot years later, living in Marquette, where we both going to school. She always chatted with me like we were old friends whenever I saw her. My favorite memory of her is when she came in to help out on a concert night at the restaurant I worked at in Marquette. She and I were up at the drive-thru, she was making the drinks and I was taking the orders. She was a bit out of place in there, in a fancy skirt and heels from dinner out, but she didn’t seem to care, just was cracking jokes and chatting with me the whole time she was helping out.

    Helping appears to be her area of expertise, and you should be so proud of her for making such an impact on the community in such a short amount of time.

    Mandy Young
    GHS Class of 95
    Escanaba, MI

    Don, Liza, Katie,

    May Gods hand help you through these sad times. We will have a mass said in Kristi’s name.

    Jim & Gloria Brassick
    Gladstone, MI

    To Kristi’s family-

    I’m praying the Lord will hold and comfort you in your tragic loss. Krisi touched many lives and our community will greatly miss her presence. May you be blessed with peace.

    Kathy Seronko
    Gladstone, MI

    Don and Liza:

    Our most sincere heartfelt sympathy is extended to you. Kristi’s positive impact on the healthcare of so many will be dearly missed. She exemplified the “OSF Mission”.

    Wayne & Barb Seibert
    Gladstone, MI

    Although words can not explain how you are feeling, please know that you are in many thoughts and prayers. I am so saddened by your unimaginable loss. I remember Kristi as a young, vibrant, energetic young lady. I’m sure her memory will live with you forever.

    Kerri (Martin) Edwards
    Farmington, MN

    May knowing the comfort that Kristi brought to so many comfort you now.

    God Bless

    Cornell, MI

    We are so lucky to have had Kristi in our lives. Everything I try to write about Kris seems inadequate to the life she lived. She was more than a friend, she was family. She will always live in our hearts and our memories. Thank you, Kristi.

    Jen and Gary Kessinger
    Oshkosh, WI

    Dear Darmogray Family:

    You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time of loss. Kristi has made an impact on me since I was a little girl, fortunate for me, she was friends and graduated with my brother Travis, and was someone I could look up to, every little girls dream. Throughout the years I would see Kristi on occassion and her beautiful smile and radiant energy could brighten anyone’s day. She will always be a true and divine memory of mine. Kristi has truly made an impact on many lives, both personally and professionally. May God bless your family during this difficult time.

    In loving care-

    Jolee Hughes
    Notre Dame, IN

    Don, Liza and family,

    Our sincerest and deepest sympathy goes out to all of your during this time in your lives. May God bless you all and our prayers are with you. We are truly sorry for your tragic loss.

    Don and Debbie Leitzke
    Temecula, CA

    Dear Don, Liza, Kate, and Chad

    Words cannot express the pain I feel for all of you. Kristi touched so many lives, and your loss has affected so many families, neighbors, and patients of Kristi. She was a very special woman who was loved by all who knew her. My heart is with all of you!

    Bruce and Amy
    Madison, WI

    I met Kristi last January, when I became pregnant with my son Ethyn. To me, she is a good example of what any medical professional should strive to become. At first I enjoyed the appointments we had together, then I looked forward to them. She gave me medical care,comfort, support, and most importantly friendship. I actually had asked if she could deliver me, because I had that much respect and trust in her. I will never forget Kristi and what she did for me. I know Kristi had this affect on many women in this community, and I will keep her in my heart forever. My sympathies and prayers go out to her family. This is a huge loss for everyone.

    Holly Statum
    Escanaba, MI

    Don, Liza, and Katie,

    Words can not express how sorry I am for your loss. It is so hard to comprehend why terrible things happen to good people, and yet they do. I know Kristi was a wonderful person that will be so terribly missed by so many. May God give you the strength to get through the days ahead (and he will!) and the peace of knowing Kristi is now in the most wonderful of places. I am praying for your family.

    Crista (Beaver) Malmstead
    Escanaba, MI

    To the Darmogray Family,

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

    With Deepest Sympathy,

    Jim & Abie LaLonde
    Gladstone, MI

    I am so sorry for your loss. I was a patient of Kristi’s and recently spoke to her about my next visit. I was so happy when I switched to her because she understood women’s issues and treated me with a wonderful warmth and caring. I will miss her greatly, and my prayers are with you and all of her family and friends at this tragic time.

    Laurel Starnes
    Bark River, MI

    Liza, Don, Katie, and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Kay and Jim Davison
    Ontonagon, MI

    Dear Don, Liza, and Katie,

    Our deepest thoughts are with you at this difficult time…and we pray that Kristi’s beautiful spirit will lighten your sorrow moment by moment.

    Kristina & Robert Poma
    Rapid River, MI

    We want to express our deepest sympathy to all of Kristi’s family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Jim and Diane Korienek
    St Johns, MI

    Katie and Darmogray Family,
    My most vivid memory of Kristi is of her coming to visit Katie while she was in labor in the hospital when Sophia was born. She was so excited for Katie she smiled from ear to ear when she spoke to me about her. What makes me remember her smile so clearly is her beautiful thick blond hair and her radiant red lipstick she had on that day. She was stunning. You all have been in my thoughts and prayers. Please, Katie if you need anything or I can do anything for you just let me know.

    Thoughts and Prayers
    Heather Pepin
    Green Bay, WI

    We have all lost a great friend and a wonderful person. She meant a lot to all of us. We will all miss her very much.

    Russ Simmons
    Rapid River, MI

    Our sincere sympathy to all of Kristi’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Richard & Kathy Puddy
    Escanaba, MI

    I first met Kristi when I was pregnant with my son in 2005. Her warm smile and caring way helped me to relax as I was a first time mom! She was there the first time I heard my son’s heartbeat, and she continued to be there for me and my family throughout my pregnancy.

    After Jake was born, we’d see her for checkups, or on one of our many visits to the walk-in!I always thought about how neat it was that she was watching him grow. She adored children.
    It wasn’t just that Kristi was great at her job. What made her special among the flurry of white coats was that she cared, really cared about you. Every time I saw her, she wanted to know how things were going in my life, outside of the Dr.’s office you know? She wanted to make sure that you were okay, she wanted to know if there was anything she could do to make something better.

    I saw Kristi about 2 weeks ago. We talked for awhile about how things were going,we talked about a new pair of Mary Janes that she had ordered and couldn’t wait to wear. She told me she thought I should go through the nursing program at Bay and come and work with her! Then, she smiled her smile, we hugged, and that was the last time I saw her.

    I might not have known Kristi beyond my visits to St. Francis,but I have a feeling that maybe I did.I believe that she was genuine,that the Kristi I knew was the same Kristi everyone else knew too-because that’s just who she was.

    We’ll miss you Kristi..can’t wait to see you again.

    Love and Prayers,
    Escanaba, MI

    I am so sorry that your Kristi is now missing from your lives, but she will continue to live on in your hearts forever, until all God’s children are called home! Kristi was such a comforter and a peaceful presence in the lives of many people, know that she will be remembered as such by all that she has touched. I always felt that she truly cared and loved her work of healing, she was blessed with that gift! I offer many prayers for your strength and comfort, allow yourselves time to grieve! Please know that those of us who did meet Kristi knew the inner beauty that showed through to that beautiful smile, what a wonderful gifted daughter you had, she will always be remembered for her kind heart and the beautiful person that she was! Many prayers for you and your family to be comforted in the Arms of Jesus; as she has entered the gates the moment she passed, she is with our Lord Jesus Christ, may His comfort be yours as well! I can not comprehend the deep sorrow you must feel in losing a child, and am so sorry that once again the horror of Domestic Violence raged and claimed yet another beautiful young life!

    Sharon Anderson
    Perkins, MI


    Words just can not express how I feel about Kristi’s death. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope you will find

    Its been five long years since we all lost you, You were truly a one of a kind person, I think about you almost every day an awful lot lately, love and miss you..

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