- 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.
1 of 22 | Posted by: Kerry & Deb Hawkenson - WI
“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...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Ruth Bechel - Menomonie, WI
“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...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Heather Landt - Neosho, MO
“I remember a sweet little cherub faced girl with a huge giving heart. She will be missed.
4 of 22 | Posted by: Donna Hoialmen - Roberts, WI
“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...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Gail McIvor - Menomonie, WI
“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...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Phil & Pam Prusak - Eau Claire, WI
“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...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Cas Lipina - Colfax, WI
“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...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Ken and Diane Bechel - Ellsworth, WI
“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...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Joyce Smith - AL
“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...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Marcie - Sheboygan, WI
“So sorry for your loss! She will be sadly missed!
11 of 22 | Posted by: Lori Smith
“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...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Shawn Bird
“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...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Ericka Hovland-Anderson - WI
“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...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Christine Barches - Eau Claire, WI
“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...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Brenda Chaffee - menomonie, WI
“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...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Dean & Julie Wood - Menomonie, WI
“Gary & Girls- We are very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. The Hendricks
17 of 22 | Posted by: Tom & Jen Hendricks
“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....Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Paul & Joanne Rehberg, Nicole Johnson - WI
“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...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Lori Hoffman - Colfax, WI
“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...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Vicki Rice - Colfax, WI
“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...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Erin Dahl & Zane - Elk Mound, WI
“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
22 of 22 | Posted by: linda robinson and robert giertz - WI
Christine L. Spehle, age 48 of Menomonie, WI passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012 at home, surrounded by her family. She passed away after a two and a half year battle with cancer, that she fought every step of the way.
Christine Lucille Peterson was born on April 1, 1964 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to Duane "Duke" and Carol (Knickerbocker) Peterson. She attended grade school in Great Falls, Montana and later moved with her family to Altoona, WI where she attended Altoona High School. This is where she met her future husband Gary Spehle in 1980. Chris and Gary were married in 1981 and two daughters, Sarah and Nikki, were born to this marriage.
Chris received her Barber Cosmetology degree from CVTC and worked as a hairdresser for "My Style" in Menomonie for many years. Chris and Gary were reunited in marriage in Las Vegas on Sept. 6, 2002. Together they owned and operated Elk Point Resort, Colfax, WI since 2000.
Chris loved her tropical vacations, her pets and a good party. She was a very giving person and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Chris is survived by her husband Gary of Menomonie; her two daughters, Sarah (Gary) Golden of Colfax and Nicole (Brian) Scherer of Boyceville; two granddaughters, Jada Golden and Aryssa Scherer; her father and mother-in-law, Chuck and Alice Spehle of Colfax; special aunts, Wanda and Deb; and her dogs, Lola and Levi. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Duke and Carol Peterson and a brother Dave Peterson.
There will be a Celebration of Life at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at Cedarbrook Church (N6714 470th St., Menomonie, WI 54751), with visitation from 2:00 until the time of the service also at the church. Olson Funeral Home of Menomonie is assisting the family.