Kristi Lee Duenkel

December 22, 1973 — April 6, 2022

Kristi Lee Duenkel

Kristi Lee (Lewis) Duenkel, of La Crescent, MN passed away Wednesday, April 6th, 2022 at her home.

Kristi was born on December 22,1973 to James and Mary Anne Lewis. She grew up in Cornell, WI and worked during her high school and college years at local ‘River Road’ restaurants, Crosby’s, and The Ranch. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a Bachelor of Science degree. Kristi was an avid dart player for many years holding several State Championship titles. She married her forever partner, Brian Duenkel, on October 15, 2000, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kristi worked for Trane Technologies in various roles over her eighteen-year career, most recently as SIOP Manager. Kristi’s biggest achievement and favorite job was ‘mom’ to daughter Morgan. She left this world too soon and is sadly missed by many friends, family, and co-workers. Kristi is survived by her husband Brian, daughter Morgan; sisters, Cheri (Al) Ruland, Kim Zimmerman, and Amy (James) Lewis-Krueger; nieces Emilie-Anne, Samantha, Beth and Sylvia and nephews Tyler, Nathan, and Harris. Visitation services will be held at Blaschke-Schneider Funeral Home in La Crosse, WI from 4:00pm-7:00pm on Friday, April 15th with memorial service at 7:00 pm. Interment will be held at a later date in Cornell, WI.

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