Kristine H. Wierzbinski, 53
Jan. 17, 1962 — Oct. 21, 2015
Memorial Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at 11 a.m. at
Alliance Bible Church, 13939 W. Cedarburg Road, Mequon for Kristine
“Kris” H. Wierzbinski of Fredonia, who passed away Oct. 21, 2015, at the
age of 53 years at Lawlis Family Hospice in Mequon.
Visitation will be
at church on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers,
memorials to the family appreciated.
On behalf of Kris’s family, they would like to extend thank yous to
Horizon Home Care & Hospice, Lawlis Family Hospice, Dr.
Scott Maul and the staff at Aurora Cancer Center in Grafton, Pastor Lee
Nanfelt, Rick and Sandy Haendel and members of Alliance Bible Church,
management and staff of Casablanca on Brady, Employees of Charter
Manufacturing, Employees of United Financial Services and the Waubeka
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Kris was born in Milwaukee on Jan. 17, 1962, daughter of the late Lester
and Janice (nee Lockwood) Simon. She was the sixth out of seven. Kris
graduated from Homestead High School and was a graduate from Milwaukee
Institute of Art & Design. Kris was united in marriage to Daniel
Wierzbinski on Aug. 15, 1981, at St. James Catholic Church in Mequon.
They were blessed with three children. She was employed at Pablocki Sign
Company and was a supervisor at United Financial Services in Grafton for
21 years. It was at an early age that Kris began showing her love for
horses and baby animals. She once found a duckling, named it Donald and
tried to hide it in her closet from her mom. Her mom let her keep it
until the fall of that year. Kris’s dream came true when she owned her
own horse, Yankee. There were many animals after that, but she got
hooked on angora goats.
It was hard work that grew into a passion for spinning the yarn from the
goats. Amazingly her zodiac sign is Capricorn, which is a goat. She had
an incredible artistic talent shown in her many paintings and drawings.
Kris and her sisters loved to go what they called “junking” and she
would always find some cool things, especially her like for anything
copper. Kris had strength and determination. She always seemed to know
what she wanted to do and she would accomplish that goal and move on to
the next. She was the bravest person who ever fought cancer. She did not
let it stop her doing the things she loved. She traveled, she did her
shows to sell her yarn to help support them and the animals, she worked
in her flower garden, she put up fences and kept the barn going and
these are just a few things she did. The last thing she was working on
was planning the remodeling of their kitchen. She was always kind and
kept her sense of humor even when she was miserable.
Kris turned out to be an amazing woman.
She leaves behind to treasure her memory: Dan, her husband; her best
achievements, her children, Marie, Colleen and Mitchell; her mom,
Janice; siblings, Kathleen (Kristofer) Hill, Deborah (David) Wierzbinski,
Michael Simon, James (Chris) Simon and Colleen (Michael) Krizman;
mother-in-law, Rose Wierzbinski; sister-in-law, Jeannine Benkovic; and
brothers-in-law, Gary (Denise) Wierzbinski and Donald (Heidi)
Wierzbinski. Kris is preceded in death by her father, Lester; sister,
Mary; and father-in-law, Chester Wierzbinski. Kris is further survived
by other relatives and many friends.
Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.