Obituary: Kristin C. "Kris" Ahrendt
Waukesha woman died June 6 at the age of 69.
Kristin C. “Kris” Ahrendt, of Waukesha, died on Wednesday, June 06, 2012 at her home at the age of 69. She was born on September 18, 1942 in Oconto Falls the daughter of Bill and Pearl (nee Hansen) Larsen. Kris was a 1960 graduate of Oconto Falls High School. On October 12, 1963, she married Larry Ahrendt of Waukesha and moved there. Many of Kris’ fondest memories over the years revolve around children – her own and others. Those memories include 12 years as a cub scout leader, 8 years as a girl scout leader, 10 years helping to teach the DNR Hunter Safety Program and 20 years as a licensed day care provider. Kris was a member of Church Women United and served as treasurer for 25 years. She was also treasurer of W-ELCA, a church women’s organization at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church where she was a member. Kris taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Waukesha and Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls.
Kris will be dearly missed by her husband Larry of Waukesha, their children: David (Shaunna) Ahrendt of Scottsdale, AZ, Kathy (Bruce) Bancroft of Hartland and Matthew (Jevelyn) Ahrendt of Grand Marsh, five grandchildren Lance Bancroft, Nick, Christopher, Elizabeth and Bill Ahrendt, and her sister Pat Malmanger of Bella Vista, AR. She is further survived by her brother-in-law Ted Ahrendt and sisters-in-law Judith Wallace, Barbara Wallace and Juanita Radtke. There are also close family and friends who were supportive over the last 22 years in her fight against severe chemical allergies. She was preceded in death by her parents, her young granddaughter Alicia Ahrendt and her brother-in-law Tom Ahrendt.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2012 from 10:00AM until the 11:00AM memorial service at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll Street, Waukesha. The Reverend Kathy Boadwine will preside. Private family interment will be held at Prairie Home Cemetery. For further information, please call Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 262-547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave the family an online tribute message.