Kristine “Kris” Berken, 71, beloved sister, formerly of Elkhart Lake, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday, February 7, 2022, at Countryside Manor in Sheboygan.
Kris was born to Clarence and Rose (Moriearty) Berken on August 15, 1950, in Oshkosh, WI. Kristine started working at Rocky Knoll upon graduation from High School in 1969 and retired in 2010. Kris was an avid Green Bay Packer and Milwaukee Brewer fan, even using her own method of scoring each baseball inning. Kris always greeted you with a smile and liked socializing with everyone. She loved decorating for all holidays but especially Christmas. Kris looked forward to going on trips with friends and spending time with her Oshkosh relatives. Going to weddings, showers, parties, dances, and playing bingo gave her so much joy. Kristine was always happy and excited to see and play with babies and young children.
Kris is survived by her siblings, Barbara (Ronald) Meyer, George (Mary) Berken, and Gregory (Jessy) Berken; and many nieces and nephews.
Kris is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Lynn Berken; and sister-in-law, Karen Berken.
A Celebration of Kristine’s Life will be held at 2:30 PM on Friday, February 11, 2022, at Zimmer-Westview Funeral and Cremation Care Center (W2132 Garton Road, Sheboygan, WI 53083). A public visitation will be held from 1:00 PM until the time of the service at the funeral home. In light of the COVID – 19 pandemic, masks are optional for Kristine’s service and visitation. A private inurnment will take place at a later date at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
A special thank you to the following who cared for Kristine with compassion and kindness: Cathy W., staff, aides, volunteers of Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice; Sue and all Kristine’s caregivers and staff at Countryside Manor; Doris NP, Dr. Zurich and staff; Community Care and nurses Kristin and Irene; and Preceptor Home Health staff for previous therapies.
We will always remember Kris’ smile and her big laugh when she really got it going. Her enthusiasm for the Brewers and anything else that she was really interested in always made us smile.
Condolences and memories of Kristine can be posted online on her obituary page at www.zimmerfuneralhome.com.