- April 1, 1964 - April 19, 2012
- Menomonie, Wisconsin
of Christine's Passing
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Gary, So so sorry to hear about Chris. She will be deeply missed my so many.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Hawk & Deb.
Posted by: Kerry & Deb Hawkenson - New Auburn, , WI - Friend Apr 26, 2012
Gary, Sarah and Nikki
SO sorry to hear of Chris's passing. she was just the sweetest person to talk to and joke with. We will miss her at Elk Point. the fun times we all had.
Posted by: Ruth Bechel - Menomonie, WI - friends Apr 24, 2012
Dear Nikki and the rest of the family,
Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead. As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens. Perhaps they are not stars, but rather, openings in
Posted by: Heather Landt - Neosho, MO - Nikki's Sister in law Apr 24, 2012
I remember a sweet little cherub faced girl with a huge giving heart. She will be missed.
Posted by: Donna Hoialmen - Roberts, WI - Cousin Apr 24, 2012
As I look out my front window and see my favorite tree blooming to a bright fuchsia, it hardly seems fair to me that one of my favorite people will no longer flourish here on this earth. As our lives go on without you, the memories I have shall never fade. How lucky I am to have known you and have all of these fond memories of the years we worked together, and of the times we went "out"
Posted by: Gail McIvor - Menomonie, WI - friend Apr 24, 2012
We were so very sorry to hear of Chris's passing. Life can be so unfair at times. May Your memories be of some comfort to you all at this difficult time.
Our sincere sympathies,
Phil & Pam Prusak
Posted by: Phil & Pam Prusak - Eau Claire, WI - Friend Apr 23, 2012
There are so many memories I have of Chris I cant begin to name one that was the most special, they all seem priceless now, but I do remember most vividly our time spent up in Barnes, WI camping this last summer, and a lil girls hopping done with people I consider family, most of all Chris. But I could write a book about the memories, and believe me, some of them, Chris would tell me not to share :)
Posted by: Cas Lipina - Colfax, WI - Kindred sisters Apr 23, 2012
Gary Sarah and Nikki
So sorry to hear about the passing of Chris. She was a very nice lady. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.She is in our thoughts and prayers. With heartfelt sympathy.
Posted by: Ken and Diane Bechel - Ellsworth, WI - Friend Apr 22, 2012
Gary, Sarah and Nikki, I know how hard it is to lose someone that you love so much but now Chrissy is no longer suffering and that should be a comfort to you. You have been in my thoughts and prayers during this and I continue to think and pray for you.
Posted by: Joyce Smith - AL Apr 22, 2012
So sorry for you loss Gary and family.
I met Chris while we were both working at McMillan Electric Company which seems like a lifetime ago but we never lost contact. All the parties at the Purple Door back then? OMG, so much fun and the parties at Elk Point.
Chris has been such a great friend and inspiration to so many people. She has accomplished so many great things in her life which was cut short but she always
Posted by: Marcie - Sheboygan, WI - Long time Friend Apr 22, 2012
So sorry for your loss! She will be sadly missed!
Posted by: Lori Smith Apr 21, 2012
I did not get a chance to get to know Chris like everybody else that knows her, but in the couple years that I have been hanging out at Elk Point I did get to enjoy the little bit of time that she was able to be out at the bar with her family and friends. I wish I could of been as close to Chris as I am the the rest of her family. She was loved by so many people in this community and will be missed a lot!!
Posted by: Shawn Bird Apr 21, 2012
Chris was an amazing friend and a wonderful boss! She lit up a room no matter where she was. Always the life of the party! Her generosity spread for miles and will always be remembered by everyone who met her.
Posted by: Ericka Hovland-Anderson - Menomonie, WI - friend Apr 21, 2012
I remember the first day I met Chris. We had both moved to Altoona and it was the first day of our Sophomore year. It was time to buddy-up for lockers and we both looked around the room with uncertainty and saw each other. We quickly introduced ourselves and we were best friends from then on.
Chris always had a kind smile and a good laugh to share. I will miss her greatly.
Christine Barches (Pagel)
Posted by: Christine Barches - Eau Claire, WI - friend Apr 21, 2012
Im so happy i got a job about eight years ago at elk point or i may never have gotten a chance to get to know chris. she was not just my employer she was my friend and im glad we went on a awesome vaction to the dominican a few years ago. I have lot of pictures and great memories from that trip that i will cherish the rest of my life. love you ~~ Brenda
Posted by: Brenda Chaffee - menomonie, WI - friend forever Apr 21, 2012
Gary, Sarah & Nikki...even though it's been a few years, we will always remember Chris & all the good times we had at Elk Point. We spent a lot of time out there with you. She was such a wonderful girl and always had a smile. Our loss is Heaven's gain, no doubt. Thinking of you and sending our deepest sympathy to all of you.
Posted by: Dean & Julie Wood - Menomonie, WI - Friends Apr 21, 2012
Gary & Girls- We are very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. The Hendricks
Posted by: Tom & Jen Hendricks Apr 21, 2012
Your in a peaceful and pain free place with the best people in the world now. You will never be missed for our hearts will always remember you Chris. You will look down and keep your family safe and they will now look up for your guidance. Love you always.
Posted by: Paul & Joanne Rehberg, Nicole Johnson - Altoona, WI - friend Apr 21, 2012
Thanks for all the good times at Elk Point and the good advice. You always wore a smile that lights up a room. Always enjoyed being a part of your parties at Elk Point during the Holidays. We will miss you dearly. You will always be remembered and thought of. Prayers and thoughts to the family.
Posted by: Lori Hoffman - Colfax, WI - friend Apr 20, 2012
Gary, Sarah & Nikki. It's hard to imagine life without Chris but know that she is in a peaceful place now with no more pain. She will be missed by everyone that knew her. Take care.
Posted by: Vicki Rice - Colfax, WI Apr 20, 2012
I met the Spehle family while growing up and camping at Elk Point in my teenage years. I have many memories as a young adult as well as within the last few months. However, in the last 6 years or so, the relationships grew into a friendship with all of them. I have so many funny stories and great memories (Elk Point, canoe trips, pool team trips, etc.) that I have with Chris and all of our mutual friends in
Posted by: Erin Dahl & Zane - Elk Mound, WI - Freind/Former Employee of Elk Pt Apr 20, 2012
rest in peace chris, u r a wonderful person and have a great family , and they all are in my thoughts and prayers. love linda and bob
Posted by: linda robinson and robert giertz - menomonie, WI - friend of the family Apr 20, 2012