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Kristine Koenigsknecht

June 8, 1952 — December 16, 2020

Kristine Koenigsknecht

Kristine S. Koenigsknecht AKA “Queen Kristine”, age 68, of Fowler MI passed away on December 16, 2020 as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident.

Kris was born on June 8, 1952 in St. Johns, MI to Keith and Janet Murray. She graduated from St. Johns High School in 1970. Kris worked as a bartender for many years and at the John Henry Company until retirement.

Kris is survived by her devoted husband Jeff Koenigsknecht of Fowler, MI. She was a loving mother to four children; Zack (Tricia) Ernst, Josh (Angie) Ernst, Ben (Dereck) Ernst, and Miranda (Matt) Smith.  A proud grandmother to Jordyn Ernst, Liz Blankenship, Shelby Rivas, Olivia (Kevin) Gartside, Courtney Sjoberg, Kolby Rivas, Blake Sjoberg; and great-grandmother to Aiden, Jack, Izzy, Kai, Ax, Karter, Nova, Issac, and Bella. A cherished sister to Lorene Knight, Kathy Paradise, and Julie (Dennis) Angell. And a well loved member of the Koenigsknecht family. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Kris enjoyed family nights at the pond, sitting by the fire with her family and friends laughing and telling stories. She loved being a “Wheatie” sharing all her Wheatland experiences with family and friends. She was also a garage sale enthusiast who had a skill for bargaining and had the collections to show for it.

When you think of Kris remember that life is fragile and short and should be lived to the fullest. Everyone who remembers her is asked to celebrate Kris's life in their own way, raising a glass of their favorite drink in her memory would be appropriate.

A Time of Sharing Memories will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes- George Chapel, Fowler, MI, on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 2:00 P.M.  Visitation will be held on Saturday from 11:00 A.M. until the time of the services at the funeral home.

As a three time cancer survivor the family requests donations in honor of Kris be made to the American Cancer Society.  Online condolences can be made at The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Goerge Chapel, Fowler, MI.

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Past Services

A Special Time for Sharing

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Starts at 2:00pm

Smith Family Funeral Homes - Goerge Chapel, Fowler

11112 W. Ionia Street, Fowler, MI 48835

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