In lieu of flowers or other offerings, and if desired, please generously donate to the Wisconsin Humane Society on behalf of Kris.(Please don't send flowers/gift baskets etc. to Chuck. Please focus instead on helping out the Humane Society).More...
Kris lived from January 18, 1952, until her unexpected passing on February 18, 2021, at the too young age of 69. Her deeply saddened & heartbroken husband Chuck of 40 years sums it up best when he simply says that he has lost his very best friend. Her two precious little pup’s (Jozee & Candee) already miss their mom who loved them beyond comprehension. Kris’s ashes will sit beside and be united with the ashes of her sweet little Shih Tzu’s Tammi, Brandee & Angel, exactly where she belongs. Kris is survived by her two loving sisters, Renee Kodner & Amy Bankes(Chuck). Kris is further survived by mother-in-law Betty Fritz who loved her like a daughter, nieces, nephews, uncles, cousins, brother-in-law’s, sister-in-law’s and a bountiful number of friends & business associates…you know who you are. Kris had a dynamic, attention getting, and compelling personality with a unique way of speaking that made her a communicator extraordinaire. Smart as a tack…razor sharp wit. Smart mouth when she needed to be. A true people person. She was someone to reckon with if she was not in your corner. You wanted her on your side…you needed her on your side speaking for you…a problem solver. Once you either spoke with her on the phone or met her in person, you would never forget her. It is an understatement to say that she will never be forgotten and forever deeply missed by all who love her and mourn the loss of no longer having her in their lives.
In lieu of flowers or other offerings, and if desired, please generously donate to the Wisconsin Humane Society on behalf of Kris.
(Please don’t send flowers/gift baskets etc. to Chuck. Please focus instead on helping out the Humane Society).
I know many of you will be disappointed that there are no services planned at this time. Covid-19 concerns will not be conveniently hidden behind as the reason, albeit a legitimate concern. Kris deserves to have a Holiday named after her and a ticker-tape parade to celebrate her life. However, the overwhelming stress already imposed on Kris’s cherished husband Chuck by her loss would only be amplified by the creation of, and attendance at, any type of service/celebration at this time. Chuck knows that the people who really care will understand that concern and not feel that he is being selfish. (Kris needs him healthy to protect and continue spoiling and doting over her adored pooches).