Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
We, the family of Kris Neisen, extend our most heartfelt "thank you" and appreciation to all who responded so overwhelmingly with love, concern, and support upon hearing of Kris's death. Your were all amazing Ð giving our family strength and comfort knowing Kris was loved and happy.
It is difficult to know where to begin because there were so many friends and family who called, made visits, sent cards, brought goodies, donated at Steins, and offered their condolences and to help in any way.
There were so many amazing people who attended the visitation and memorial service and funeral mass. Your caring presence gave our entire family strength and comfort in knowing you cared and loved Kris as we did. The area communities, the large group of Kris's friends, as well as the other family members' friends and relatives all responded with so much love and concern that they eased our pain to some degree. You shared our loss.
We need to thank especially Kris's friends who set up the "Kris Conehead Neisen" facebook and also the many friends who shared pictures and part of their lives with us. It gave our family great comfort that Kris was a special person and loved by so many.
Thanks to Fritz and friends who put together the eulogy and to Eric Fritz for presenting it at the memorial service and funeral mass. It was great and reassured our family that Kris was a special friend to many.
Special thanks to Fr. Jack, Fr. Dick, Kathy Pauls and daughters for the powerful and beautiful mass and music for Kris. I can only imagine what Kris thought while this was all going on. Thanks also to any and all that helped in any way to make that mass so special.
The ladies, men, and volunteers who provided for the luncheon deserve special praise. You all were generous of your time and were awesome. Thanks, as you were all special angels.
Tom Ertl, as usual, was very helpful and comforting during this time, even though he was making arrangements for his "Godson" Conehead. Thanks, Tom.
We cannot forget to thank our families, friends and relatives who came from across the country and the cities to be with us and share in our great loss. It all makes a difference and reduces our pain.
As many of you have made a memorial contribution, a substantial portion of the memorial money for Kris will be used to sponsor his sister, Tammy, for the three-day Susan B.
Komen Walk in 2011. Tammy is an 11-year survivor of breast cancer, so Kris's sponsorship is very fitting. The remainder of this memorial fund will be shared with others so that Kris is still being a friend to others, even after his death.
I know we are forgetting so many family and friends, particularly Kris's friends that were there for us and supported us during these difficult times. Please excuse our forgetfulness, but I am sure you will all understand.
Thanks again for everyone that in any way who came by, called, smiled, hugged, and cried with us, and helped us at this most painful and difficult time in our lives.
May God bless you all and keep us and Kris in your prayers.
Don, Jean, Tammy, Missy,
Jamie and Melissa,
and two nephews
who miss him so much.