Kristin L. Bear


May 8, 1973 to January 21, 2013



Kristin L. Bear, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at age 39.  She will continue her musical journey and meet up with Jerry and the band ...


She is survived by her daughter, Jaryn Isabel; her mother, Mary Bear; sister, Betsy (Tim Hoff) Bear Hoff; brother, Craig (Heather) Bear Jr.; aunt, Jill Collins; cousins, Noah (Jenny) Collins and Matt (Gina) Collins; cousin Stacy (Matt) Wirth; uncle Joe Vick; aunt and uncle Ted and Sue Bear; cousin Wendy (Erik) Vandermause; great-uncle, Stan Piza; “aunt” Pam Peffer; and her nieces and nephews, Natalie, Nessa, Cameron Bear, Lila, Damian, Violet Collins, Quinn, Enzo Collins, Ethan and Colin Vandermause.  Many other special friends and family members also survive.


Kristin was preceded in death by her father, Craig Bear Sr.; grandparents, Wally and Elsie Wachowitz Jr. and George and Janet Bear; an aunt, Kathy Vick; her great-aunt, June Piza; and a cousin, John Collins.


Kristin graduated from Waukesha South in 1991. She liked to profess that she was the Greenfield Avenue MENSA Chapter president and we all kidded her about that. 


Everyone has a story about some special times they have shared with Kristin and they will always live on in our hearts.


Many thanks to the Town of Mukwonago Police Department, the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Waukesha County Medical Examiner’s office.


Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 25, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. followed by a time for sharing at 8 p.m., at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Casual dress is welcome.


In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated for a college fund set up for Kristin’s daughter, Jaryn, at First Federal Bank of Wisconsin, c/o Bear Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1198, Waukesha, WI 53187-1198.


Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family.  For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions, an online obituary  or to leave the family an online tribute message.