Flanagan, Krista L.
Krista "Krispy" Lynn Flanagan, age 22, resident of Neenah/Menasha, died March 1, 2014 at UW Hospital in Madison, WI due to a cardiac crisis. Born June 7, 1991 in Appleton, WI; daughter to Nicholas and Michelle (Hanson) Flanagan and sister to Tyler Flanagan age 19.
She graduated Menasha HS in 2009 and was attending college at UW Fox Valley studying Zoology. Krista was a full-time employee of Tailwaggers Doggy Day Care and part time employee of CleanPower.
She is survived by her parents; brother; special friend, Matthew Baldauf; grandparents, Rosemary (Hackel) and Duane Hanson, Appleton, WI; uncle, Michael & Kathy (Dercks) Hanson, Appleton, WI; aunts, Lisa (Hanson) & Greg Hein, S. Milwaukee, WI, Regina Flanagan and Dan Donovan, St Paul, MN, Susan Flanagan, Santa Monica, CA and Barbara (Flanagan) & Cedric Thevenaz, Bellingham WA; uncles, James Flanagan, Bear Creek WI and Clifford & Barbara Flanagan, Bear Creek, WI; cousins, Austin & Alex Hanson, Jordan & Jacob Flanagan, Matt & Anne Hein and Danielle & Audrey Thevenaz; best friend, Megan Marquette and many, many, more friends that were so much like family, as well as her dogs, Sherlock & Barnaby. Krista was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clifford and Hazel (Buckoski) Flanagan.
This special soul had such a love for all the four-legged creatures on this earth. They knew when she walked into a room and were so excited to be near her. She had a smile that lit up a room the minute she graced it with her presence and made anyone who came in contact with her feel better just for knowing her. She had a passion for traveling and a love of country music. There was never a person who loved their freckles more than her.
A Memorial Mass for Krista will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, 516 DePere St., Menasha with The Rev. Paul Paider officiating. Family and friends may visit at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the mass. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the following charities in Krista's name: American Family Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology Clinic, Chances Animal Rescue, Inc. Appleton, WI, World Wildlife Organization, Zoological Society of Milwaukee or the Humane Society of your choice.
Westgor Funeral Home
1140 Appleton Rd.
Thank you to all the Theda Clark ER, flight teams from UW Madison and Theda Clark, as well as all the doctors and nurses who valiantly but unsuccessfully tried to save our beautiful daughter. She was the best thing that ever happened to us and we will miss her forever. She was much too young to leave this earth. A very special thank you to "grandpa" Dr. Wilson (cardiologist) for taking such good care of our baby for 22 years.
Menasha's Westgor Funeral Home - Menasha
1140 Appleton Road Menasha, WI 54952
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Mar. 4 to Mar. 5, 2014