Monica Sue Krenz

January 30, 1970 ~ December 22, 2011

Monica S. Krenz, 41, of Sioux Falls, died at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, December 22, 2011.

Visitation will begin at 2 pm, Thursday, December 29, at Heartland Funeral Home in Brandon, SD, with the family present from 5 to 8. A prayer service will begin at 7 pm. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, December 30, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls with Pastor Randy Hogarth officiating.

Monica Sue Bultsma was born to Edwin and Leanne Bultsma on January 30, 1970 in Platte SD. Monica graduated from Platte High School in 1988 and furthered her education at Mitchell Technical Institute. She met the love of her life, Ronald Krenz while attending Mitchell Tech. On June 15, 1990, she married Ronald and they lived an amazing and wonderful life together. They enjoyed motorcycle riding, cooking, vacationing to many places and especially spending time with her family. Monica and Ronald were blessed with one child, Brittany.

Sadly, Monica was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. It then returned to the lungs in 2010. Monica fought bravely through the whole cancer journey and is an inspiration to all who knew her. She was surrounded by family, faith and an abundance of love as she left her Earthly place to be with Jesus in Heaven.

Monica had many journeys with her family, some harder than others, but they were always together. Monica was a hard working woman and tried not to let anything get her down. She was amazing mother, wife, daughter, and friend. She was an inspiration to all. She would always give to someone else before herself. Monica worked as a day care provider at Apple Tree Day Care for 10 years. She then went to Wells Fargo for 10 years where she made several great friends. She was a very well liked person and drew a lot of her strength through her friends. She was a member of Time to Heal support group and New Day Church.

Grateful for sharing her life are her husband Ronald of Sioux Falls; daughter Brittany and her boyfriend of 3 years, Nathan Bandstra, Sioux Falls; her mother; Leanne Bultsma, Platte, 2 sisters; Darla (Bradlee) Girton, and Leah Bultsma, both of Platte, and many nieces and nephews.

Monica was preceded in death by her father Edwin.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the American Cancer Society.

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  • Shellie Delaney says:

    The world lost a beautiful woman and heaven gained a great angel. She was very special to me. She was simply amazing and I thank God I had the opportunity to know her. She made a lasting impression on me. Meeting her through our Time to Heal group was such a blessing. I love you Monica and.will never forget you and Know I will see you again some day! I will continue to keep you and Ron and Brittany in my prayers .

    Love you guys

    Shellie and Ralph Delaney

  • Rod and Judy Jones says:

    Monica will be missed more than we can say. We built a great friendship with her at NewDay church. We love her very much and send out our condolences to Ron and all the Krenz family.

  • Bruce & Robin Bandstra says:

    Monica was so strong even two weeks ago when we saw her that we were surprised that she is gone already. She obviously was a stung woman and didn’t share how much she was really struggling. She had always made us feel accepted with her family. We are going to remember her for her smiles and courage as she fought with the cancer. She kept smiling even with her obvious pain and we will really miss her!

    Our sympathy for Ron & Brittany !!!

    Bruce & Robin

  • Teresa Wilka says:

    I just want to start out saying I am truly sorry for the loss of your loved one..
    Monica was and still is a wonderful person. Our Savior received a gem. He will be very pleased. I worked with Monica at Wells Fargo. I got transfered to Records Management before being laid off. She made me feel welcome to the department. She always give a helping hand. I was deeply sadden to her this news. Monica had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone. She was a very loving person. She is going to be missed. I will keep everyone in my thoughts and prayers..

  • Kathy Lyons says:

    Ron & Brittany,
    Yes, I too am so sorry for your loss. Until we lose someone we never realize the importance of their existence. So often “just being there” is taken for granted. I think of both of you constantly and pray that going on without her will not be painful but filled with memories of the days that you and all of us had with Monica. She would want you to continue on with daily activities and enjoying the things that she enjoyed, especially rooting for the Denver Broncos to “win it all”. All my love to both of you and family that she leaves behind. Someday will be all be together and how lovely that will be….

  • Mary Fittje says:

    So sorry to hear of Monica’s passing. With prayers and sympathy to Ron and family.

  • Seth & Stacie Peterson says:

    Ron and Brittany,
    You are in all of our thoughts and prayers. Monica was someone that we will never forget. I know she will watch over you forever and is in Heaven still smiling and helping anyone she can.

  • Debra Veurink says:

    My heart goes out to you Ron and Brittney in this time. Monica fought her amazing battle of cancer with great strength, an unselfish attitude, endless courage and love overflowing. She is loved by many and an incredibly special lady with a special place in many hearts including mine. This seperation is painful but only temporary. I look forward to the day we will see each other again. Monica…I am sad but thankful your pain here on earth is over. No more suffering. BFF

  • Kathy Pohl says:

    You and your dad have my sincere and heartfelt sympathy. Even though I never knew your mom, I can only imagine she was a wonderful person just from getting to know you. I know how hard it is to say “good-bye” , but I also know she fought a long and courageous battle and I hope you can find comfort in your special memories and knowing she’s now at peace. Please know we are thinking of you here in the Academic Programs Office. Stop in to see us when you come back to school.

  • Penny Bauman-Nevins says:

    Ron & Brittany,
    You have my heart felt sympathy during this very difficult time. She was truly a remarkable person and a great friend to me. I will cheerish all the laughs we had and the fun motorcycle rides we went on. She had the best attitude going thru this no matter what was thrown her way, she handled it like a trooper. She made a great inpact on many lives and will continue to do so. God had other plans for her even thou it may be diffuclt for us to understand that right now she is in a greater place, no pain, no suffering, just filling heaven with all that love she has to give. We will all miss her terribly but she would want us to go on with our lives, being happy and fullfilled. Thank you to a dear dear friend, I will never forget you!
    Ron & Brittany, Please lean on your friends and family during this very difficult time, we will always be there to listen or just sitting with you. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this trying time in your lives.

  • Cheryl and Rod Goeman says:

    Monica’s dynamic personality filled any room she entered. We have felt so horrible over these past few months because of the pain and suffering you all have gone through. The example you and Monica set for all other married couples facing medical issues is tremendous and we will always admire both of you for showing us the way loving couples take care of each other during adversity. Thank you and God bless each of you.

  • Joseph and Carrie Thompson says:

    Ron and Brittany,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We were so shocked to hear of Monica’s passing and want you to know that you are in our prayers.

  • Mark and Deb Lillie says:

    Ron and family, I just found out about your loss. You and your family are in out thoughts and prayers. Our paths crossed alot and we were always happy to see the both of you. Please take care.

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