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Michelle Renee Kreiss

June 24, 1959 - May 8, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Michelle Renee Kreiss

Michelle Renee Kreiss

Born: June 24, 1959
Died: May 8, 2020
Age: 60

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     Michelle Renee Kreiss, the daughter of Edward and Betti (Bollman) Dorpinghaus was born June 24, 1959 in Denver, CO. She grew up in Iowa City, IA, where she attended school and graduated from Iowa City West in 1977. She attended college for several years before moving to Fairfield, IA in 1985.

     Michelle married Troy Kreiss on September 7, 1985 and to this union had 2 children, Jessica, and Jonathan. They later divorced. Michelle moved to Spencer, IA in 2002 where she worked at the Spencer Daily Reporter, Spencer Municipal Golf Course, and Sunshine Services.

     Michelle enjoyed boating, grilling, going to concerts, helping with events for the Spencer Jaycees and Special Olympics, and especially spending time with her family and grandkids. She was known for being the “life of the party”.

     Michelle passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020 at her home at the age of 60. She was preceded in death by her parents, birth mother, Terri Torres and birth father, Freddy Nieto.

     Left to cherish her memory are her 2 children, Jessica Kreiss of Spencer, IA and Jonathan (Terri Stewart) Kreiss of Webb, IA; 2 grandchildren,  Hunter and Korei; 2 brothers, Randy and Marc; 2 sisters, Karen and Kathleen; other relatives; and many special friends.

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Memorial services will take place at a later date.

In Lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Michelle's name.
Please send cards to:
J Kreiss
2970 440th St
Webb, IA 51366

Condolences

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 9:18 AM
“Jess I am so sorry to hear about your mom😥 Always had the feeling you had a very special relationship with her and your family. Hugs to you know it is hard to lose a loved one. Please stop by again when in the area. Blessings. ”
- Cindi Hinton
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 9:16 AM
“My deepest condolences to the family. She was contagiously happy, loved life and the sweetest lady, always. She was way too young. ”
- Kelly Pullen
Monday, May 18, 2020 at 7:59 AM
“Jess and Jon I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was such a wonderful person and I am honored to call her my friend. She was always so happy and would do anything for anyone. She will be truly missed by many. Prayers to you both and please let me know if you need anything. Love to you both.”
- Patti Hohenstein
Friday, May 15, 2020 at 8:25 AM
“When we were in Jr and Sr High, Michelle lived two houses away from me. I will always remember how she loved to sing. And she always wanted to be a cheer leader and how happy she was when she got on the squad. She played Lucy in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" and did a great job. She was a sweet girl. You have my deepest sympathies.”
- Donna Marie Bogs
Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 2:59 PM
“I'm saddened to hear of Michelle's passing! I enjoyed working with her at Sunshine Services, such a happy lady that I will sure miss! Prayers to you all during this difficult time.”
- Jennifer Von Ehwegen
Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 8:06 AM
“Our whole family is grieving with you. We have so many wonderful memories. The last 4 years were different... Michelle went from a great friend to part of our family. She took Jon under her wing and helped us so very much. She will forever hold a special spot in our hearts! ”
- Shelly, Mark, Carly Parker Jackson and Jon
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 10:53 AM
“Dear Jess and family, Sorry for your loss of your mother. Way too young. Will keep her and all of you in our prayers.”
- Jeff Bohnenkamp
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 7:48 AM
“I am so saddened to read of Michelles passing.
I always enjoyed our Sunday morning talks when i worked at HyVee Wine and Spirits.
She was always a joy and bright spot and always
made my day. My deepest sympathy to all in her family. Find comfort sharing your memories
and remembering the love she had for you.
Rest in Peace Michelle, thank you for being you.”
- mari lu larson
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 7:48 AM
“I’m so sorry for your lost she was a great person I will miss her ”
- Kaycee
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 7:48 AM
“Jon, Jess, and Terri. I worked with your mom for many years
She was very proud of you guys and her grandchildren. She had so many friends who are going to miss her . You are in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Tomi
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 7:48 AM
“So sorry such a nice woman. Sorry Jessica
- Curt Lachner
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 2:06 PM
“Our sympathy to the entire family. My first time meeting Michelle was at the golf course and I was shocked the second time golfing that she remembered my name. She was truly a joy to talk to and golf with. John and Nancy Louscher”
- Nancy Louscher
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 2:06 PM
“To the Kreiss family and all of her beautiful friends!
My heart goes out to all of you !
Michelle was always a free spirit of love and laughter !
She was one amazing lady and she will be missed !
Until we meet again my friend .... I love you !!!!
RIP ”
- Rhonda Olson
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 12:12 PM
“I am very sorry for your loss. I hope that your family can get through this difficult time and my heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. ”
- John Curran
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 11:08 AM
“Jessica, Jon and Family, my heart aches for you all. Michelle was an amazing person and will be forever remembered as a Big Hearted, Kind, Loving, Caring and Giving person. I worked with Michelle at Sunshine. The moment I met her, I knew we’d be friends. She had a Heart of Gold! She may be gone from earth, but she will never be forgotten. -Kelly”
- Kelly DeYoung
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7:56 AM
“Michelle was a hoot to work with, many laughs. I will always remember her love of the Hawkeyes and her love of golf. Prayers for Jon and Jess.”
- Jone lewis
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7:56 AM
“So sorry Jess and Jon....I will miss her forever!! I have so many memories with her...so much love and laughter. She dearly loved you both and her grandchildren. I am happy and you two be blessed in the fact that you all got to spend so much time together!!! She treasured those times with her family the most. It never seems like enough!! Love you all and I am here for you!!”
- Stacey J. Halling-Caskey
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7:56 AM
“Michelle was not only a great customer at Cargo Express but a very good friend. I will miss her coming in and giving hugs. One of the sweetest people I have ever met. Always had a smile on her face no matter what! She will truly be missed by all of us!! Rest in Paradise Chelle! You my friend will never be forgotten!!”
- LaChelle Anderson
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7:55 AM
“Michelle was a hoot to work with, many laughs. I will always remember her love of the Hawkeyes and her love of golf. Prayers for Jon and Jess.”
- Jone lewis
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7:55 AM
“Jess and Jon you are in our hearts. Your Mom will truly be miss as she was lived by so many...
All our love
Darin and Eve Freeman”
- eve freeman
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7:55 AM
“John, Jess,Terri, Hunter and Korei, you have our most sincere condolences.
Teri, Josie and Stephanie Van Ness”
- Teri and Josie and Stephanie Van Ness
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7:55 AM
“John, Jess, Terri, Hunter and Korei..you have our most sincere condolences.
Teri, Josie and Stephanie Van Ness”
- Teri Van Ness
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7:55 AM
“Jon an Jess so sorry about the loss of your mom.She was always so friendly.”
- Brad an Beth Blair
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7:55 AM
“Jess and Jon, my condolences to you and your family! My prayers for everyone! ”
- Baley Dietrich
Monday, May 11, 2020 at 3:38 PM
“So sorry to hear about momma, I loved her like my own, she was AMAZING..... you are in my thoughts and prayers.......”
- Toshia Johannsen
Monday, May 11, 2020 at 3:38 PM
“Jess- So very sorry to here about your mom. I loved working with her at the golf course all those years she was alot of fun to work with. Prayers and Hugs to you and all the family.”
- Mike&Julie Tjebben
Monday, May 11, 2020 at 3:38 PM
“Michelle was one of the nicest neighbors and friend. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for her family. ”
- Missy & Matt Lair
Monday, May 11, 2020 at 3:38 PM
“Jess, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was such a wonderful woman and will be missed dearly. Rest In Peace Michelle! ”
- Dylan Dykstra
Monday, May 11, 2020 at 12:21 PM
“Jess - so sorry to hear about your mom. Know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers. ”
- Berta Meyer
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