Kristen Kae Walz-Brink
September 1, 1968 ~ March 14, 2014
Kristen (Krissy) Kae Walz-Brink, 45, Parkston, SD, died Friday, March 14, 2014, at the Dougherty Hospice Home, in Sioux Falls, with her husband, Tony, by her side.
A Memorial service will be 10:00AM, Friday, March 21, 2014, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, in Dimock, SD, with Fr. Christensen officiating. A visitation and fellowship will take place at the Parish Hall (across the street) on Thursday evening, March 20, from 7–10 PM.
Kristen Kae Walz was born September 1, 1968, to Allen and Joyce (Ritter) Walz, in Aberdeen, SD and was raised and educated in Dimock. Krissy was married to the love of her life, Tony Brink, on August 26, 2006. The couple resided in Parkston.
Krissy had a servant’s heart and worked throughout her professional life in the medical field helping others. She worked feverishly every year, to bring awareness and raise funds for any cause that she was passionate about. She also had a large love for all animals; especially her dogs. Her “fur” babies, Alexa, Maali, Bogie and Sasha had her heart. She also loved to work with horses in her early teens. Krissy’s dream was to someday have a few of her own. Krissy was a gifted poet and had a deep passion for gardening and landscaping. You can see the beauty she created whenever you drove past her home.
Krissy is survived by her husband, Tony; one sister, Patrese (Ryan) Waterfall, Milbank, SD, one brother, Patrick (Kristy) Walz, Holmen, WI; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Krissy was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Joyce (Ritter) Walz.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the ASPCA in Krissy’s name.
The family would like to thank everyone that helped Krissy through her many health struggles over the years. “No words can express how grateful we are to the health services, Avera McKennan and the Dougherty House that showed so much love and compassion to Krissy and all of her family in her last days.”