Kristine Wickerink
1948 - 2020
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Kristine Kay Wickerink (Kilduff) age 71, of Ionia passed away on May 6, 2020. Kris was born on November 15, 1948 to Donna (Bullis) Kilduff-O'connell and Robert Kilduff..Kris had worked hard putting herself through nursing school while raising 3 daughters. Her passions were crafts and painting. She was a loving person with a kind heart. She is preceded in death by her youngest daughter Leslie Wickerink and brothers Jim and Dan Kilduff. She was a devoted mother to Melissa Ellis of Ionia and Jennifer Perry (Greg) of Ionia. Grandmother to Timothy Ellis (Erika), Aleisha Hufnagel (Pat), Trevor Ellis (Jessica), Kaileigh Perry (Andrew), Orlando Ellis, Kiyome Ellis, Lynette Perry and Jousha Perry and was a great-grandmother to 6 children. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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Published in Ionia Sentinel on Jun. 12, 2020.
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June 29, 2020
Kristine was in our nursing class. Always reminded some of us she was the older student. She worked hard and took pride in everything she did. Such a smart and, caring person.
Joni Nagy
Classmate
June 14, 2020
I have great memories of Kris being very generous to me. As a friend of Melissa, Kris made me feel that she looked at me as being one of her girls. I even received THE LOOK when we would give her the rundown of our upcoming night at the skating rink, checking my face for any cues that we might possibly have an alternate plan for the evening. Staying the night quite often, I always felt welcome in her home.
I remember Melissa and I flew to Florida in May of 1985 to stay with Kris and Grandma for vacation. Kris would not take any money for anything during my stay. She was all for us making some great memories and I've always been deeply thankful for that special trip.
Marceille Vander Tuin
June 14, 2020
I worked with Kris and we got to be friends! So glad I got see her at reunion!!❤
Sandy Berg
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