Keri A. Ihlenfeld, age 39, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born on February 26th, 1980 in Korea. Keri arrived to join Richard and Linda (nee Sitter) Ihlenfeld’s family in January 1981. She was a very outgoing person and loved being of service to people. Keri’s goal was to work in a hospital and after 18 years she finally succeeded with a job at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend. She adored her co-workers and loved going to work daily. She was very creative with paper crafting and enjoyed spending her time decorating her apartment for every season, for when family would come over. Keri was active in her church, had many friends in the congregation and loved being a part of the choir. She doted on her niece and nephews and as an adult member of society, Keri had her own perpetual glow of a smiling child. Keri will be greatly missed.
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Keri is survived by her mother, Linda, her two brothers, Jerrad (Devlynn) and Craig (Courtney); niece and nephews, Abigail, Carter, Jaxson, Cannon; aunt Sue (Bob) Stumpner, aunt Judy (Glenn) Rohde, uncle Mark (Lisa) Pajari, aunt Marlene (Dave) Kringle; her cousins, Stacy, Laurie, Jamie, Jessica, Jake, Luke, Kammi. She is further survived by other relatives, many friends and co-workers. Keri is preceded in death by her father, Richard Ihlenfeld and both sets of grandparents.
A Funeral Service will be at 4:00pm on Sunday, May 5th, 2019 at Good Shepherd Ev. Lutheran Church (777 S. Indiana Ave. West Bend, Wisconsin, 53095) with Pastor Robert Hein and Pastor John H. Paustian presiding. Visitation will be at church on Sunday, May 5th from 2:00PM until 3:45PM. Interment will be a later date at Wisconsin Memorial Park.
Memorials are appreciated to Breast Cancer Research Foundation (28 West 44th Street Suite 609, New York, NY 10036) and/or Good Shepherd Ev. Lutheran Church Choir (777 S. Indiana Ave. West Bend, WI 53095).
The family would like to thank the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital, the ASU staff, the Kraemer Cancer Center and a special thanks to Ann for all her love and support.