Kristine “Kris” Annetta Zeller, age 60, passed away unexpectedly, yet peacefully, surrounded with the love of family, at Aurora Mount Pleasant Hospital on Thursday, August 25, 2022.
Kristine was born in Clarion, Iowa on July 1, 1962 to Don Garrett and Janet Sue (nee: Elliott) Kramersmeier. She was a 1980 graduate of Eagle Grove High School and went on to attend Iowa Central. On February 17, 1990 in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Newton, Iowa, she was united in marriage with the love of her life, Joel Gerard Zeller.
Kris was a proud and well-respected educational assistant at Gifford School. She enjoyed Diamond Gemstone Art, cooking, Iowa Hawkeyes, Milwaukee Brewers, was quite the decorator, Ipad game player, and was forever spoiling her cats & dogs. Above all, she loved and cherished spending time with her entire family.
Surviving are her loving husband, Joel; son, Jes (Jodi Reed) Willwerth; daughter, Macy Zeller; grandchildren, Jersey Lynn Willwerth and Ashlyn Kristine Willwerth; father and step-mother, Don & Connie Garrett; step-father, Del Kramersmeier; sisters, Sandra (John) McGrath, Kristi Kramersmeier, Julie Kramersmeier and Melissa (Larry) Robinson; sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law, Mary (Chuck) Barnes, Betty (Don) Hoffman, Bob (Lyn) Zeller, Julie Hoffman, Carol Zeller, Mark (Janice) Zeller, Ted (Theresa) Zeller, Janet (Jim) McCarthy, Jean (Scot) Hanna, Steve (Lorri) Zeller and Darryl Cochran; cat, Chiata; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Kris was preceded in death by her mother, Janet Sue Kramersmeier; sister, Sheila Cochran; and brother-in-law, Dean Zeller.
Services celebrating Kris’ life will be held on Saturday, September 17, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at “The Depot” at Rails Bar & Grill in Eagle Grove. Memorials to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) have been suggested.