Kristin Marie Kanzelberger of Minocqua, formerly of Sheboygan, was called home by her Lord and Savior on Jan. 29, 2019 after a short and courageous battle with stomach cancer. She had been at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice the past month.

Kristin was born Sept. 12, 1981 to Mike and Kathy (Fieck) VanDeKreeke. She attended Trinity Lutheran Elementary School and is a graduate of Sheboygan Area Lutheran High School, Class of 2000. Kristin was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sheboygan before joining Rock of Ages Lutheran Church in Minocqua.

On Feb. 17, 2013, she was united in marriage to Christopher Kanzelberger at the Sheboygan Weill Center. She treasured being a part of an instant family.

Kristin had several office jobs while living in the Sheboygan area. Most recently, she enjoyed her position at Wilson Mutual Insurance. Three years ago, the family moved to the Woodruff/Minocqua area. Her happiest career move was working as town clerk in Woodruff. She had also served as deputy clerk and treasurer for the Town of Woodruff.  She loved the people there.  

Kristin was devoted to her husband and six stepchildren. She loved her family and enjoyed cooking and baking. She took pride in developing her own cookbooks and excelled at photography. Recently, she started the Lakeland Area GFWC women’s club in the Minocqua area, serving as their president. This was another achievement of which she was very proud. Kristin’s smile was infectious and her heart was big! She touched so many lives, including during her journey with cancer.

Kristin is survived by her husband, Christopher, six stepchildren, Hunter, Austin, Jade, Mason, Ella, and Lily, her parents, her sister, Beth Kohl (Riverview, Fla.), mother-in-law, Karen Kanzelberger (Paul Koch), brother-in-law, Chad (Amy), niece and nephews, Lauren and Gavin Kohl, Blake and Zach Kanzelberger, many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, William VanDeKreeke, grandparents Robert and Wilma Fieck, father-in-law, John Kanzelberger, uncle and aunt Ray and Lenore Micetich.

A memorial service will be held at Rock of Ages Lutheran Church, 10441 State Hwy 70, Minocqua on Monday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. Rev. Phil Beukema will officiate.  Visitation will be at the church from 4 to 6 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial funds for the Woodruff Fire Department and the Woodruff Police Department are being established in Kristin’s name. The family would like to thank the staff on the oncology floor at St. Joseph’s, Marshfield, Dr. Lai, and staff of SSRC Hospice, Sheboygan Falls. The love and support received during this journey has been such a blessing.

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