Kristine A. "Kris" Mutz

Kristine A. "Kris" Mutz, 49, of the town of West Bend, entered eternal peace on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005.

Kristine was born Feb. 21, 1956 to Edward and Donetta (nee LaFlex) Mutz in Milwaukee.

She was a graduate of Lomira High School, and went on to further her education by earning associate degrees for medical assistant and occupational therapy assistant.

She was currently employed at St. Vincent de Paul in West Bend.

Kris was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at the age of 4 and courageously faced many health battles throughout her short life with a positive attitude.

Kristine will be deeply missed by her devoted parents, Edward and Donetta Mutz of Lomira; her dear brother, Michael (Donna) Mutz of Burnett; her cherished sisters, Kathleen Plaskey of Lomira and Cheryl (Archie) Serwe of Brownsville; her loving friend, Dennis Schloemer; special nieces and nephews, Jessica (Ruben) Rodriguez, Ryan (special friend, Mindy Cundy) Serwe, Steven Serwe, Adam Plaskey and Laura Mutz; her maternal grandmother, Sylvia LaFlex; dear aunts, uncles and cousins.

She is further survived by her furry friends, Snickers, Patches, Speedy, Spike, Scotchie, Mouse, Buddy and "The Boys."

Kris is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather and her paternal grandparents.

A gathering of the celebration of Kristine’s life will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend.

Cremation will take place at Paradise Cremation Services of West Bend.

The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation for memorials designated to either the American Kidney Foundation, 110 Executive Blvd. Suite 1010, Rockville, Md. 20852, or the American Diabetes Associ-ation, 2323 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 502, Milwaukee, Wis. 53226.