Kristine A. Ellenbecker, 67


Kristine A. Ellenbecker (nee Decker), 67, of Allenton, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, surrounded by her loving family. Kristine was born May 20, 1945, in Dorchester to Frank and Neva (nee Sulik) Decker. She graduated the class of 1963 from Dor-Abby High School. It was there that she met the love of her life, Roger Ellenbecker. On Feb. 19, 1966, Kris and Roger were married at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester.

In addition to being a devoted wife, Kris cherished her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed flower gardening, reading, cooking, day trips, corresponding with friends and, above all, spending time with her family.

Kris was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church in Allenton where she was active in the Human Concerns Committee. She enjoyed volunteering wherever needed. After raising her children, Kris worked as an embroidery machine operator, retiring from A Stitch In Time in West Bend.

She will be deeply missed by her husband of 46 years, Roger; her children Kelly Ellenbecker of Kewaskum, and Craig (Mary) Ellenbecker of Cascade; her cherished grandchildren, Zachary Bingen (fiancée Emma Sturm) of Madison, Chelsea Bingen of Kewaskum, Megan, Emily and Samuel Ellenbecker of Cascade; her sisters Claudette Saladin of Dorchester and Rachel Louret of Medford; and her brothers Joe (Judy) Decker of Schofield and Mike (Connie) Decker of Dorchester. She is further survived by many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

Kris was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother Fred Decker.

A memorial Mass for Kris will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church, 215 Main St., Allenton. The Rev. Michael Wild and the Rev. Richard Stoffel will concelebrate. Family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the mass at 11 a.m.

A memorial Mass will also be held at a future date at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester, along with burial. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Resurrection Parish Human Concerns Committee or Resurrection Parish are appreciated.

The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be found at www.shimonfuneralhome.com.