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Kristine “Kris” Jo Wienke

June 28, 2022 | 3 comments

Kristine “Kris” Jo Wienke, 56, passed away from complications of Leukemia on May 20, 2022 at Gundersen Health System. She was born on April 27, 1966 to Gretchen “Becky” (Wigdal) and Robert Wienke. Kris is survived by her sister Cheryl (Ken) Beck of Morgan Hill, CA and her brother Robert (Victoria) Wienke of Town of Medary. She is also survived by her nieces, nephews, and cousins, along with many close friends. Kris will be greatly missed by her cats as well.

She was proceeded in death by both her parents and maternal and paternal grandparents, along with some very special friends.

A special thank you to the Oncology and Palliative Care Departments at Gundersen for the wonderful care and support you gave Kris.

Many thanks to those who had the opportunity to visit Kris during her final days; it made the process much easier for all!  Please feel free to make donations in Kris’s honor to La Crescent Animal Rescue or to the Coulee Region Humane Society.

Family and friends will be holding a celebration of life at Kings Corner tavern (Kris’s favorite hangout) on Saturday, July 9th starting at 2PM. Burial plans are scheduled to take place this fall during a private family ceremony.



  1. Natalie

    R.I.P. My friend. We had many of great Memories growing up. I will miss you.

    • Victoria Bosworth-Wienke

      Thanks for thinking of us through this long difficult process.

  2. Tamera Wurzel

    I will always hold fond memories of Kris in high school. So kind, fun and caring. You made my high school days so much easier. So grateful to have had such an awesome lady in my life. Rest in Peace Kris


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