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Kristen Gauthier

July 17, 1982 — January 25, 2022

A gathering of family and friends will be held for Kristen Joan Gauthier, 39, of Virginia from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Saturday, January 29, 2022 at the Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Gilbert.  A memorial Mass and inurnment will be held at a later date.   Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to the Angel of Hope Children’s Memorial Park in Virginia.  Kristen’s family kindly requests that attendees wear masks.

Kristen died Tuesday, January 25, 2022 due to natural causes at her home. 

Kristen was born on July 17, 1982 to John and Marion (Pershern) Kishel in Duluth.  She grew up in Virginia and attended Virginia High School, Class of 2000.  She furthered her education at Hibbing Community College and then transferred to St. Cloud State University where she earned a degree in accounting.  She later pursued at Master Degree in psychology from the Grand Canyon University.   Kristen was united in marriage to Kurtis Gauthier on March 25, 2005 in Annapolis, Maryland.  Kristen was employed by Anthem in Gilbert as an accounting specialist.  She was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Virginia.  Kristen’s greatest joy in life was her two girls, she above all else enjoyed spending time with them.

Survivors include her husband of 17 years: Kurtis; two daughters: Briana and Alissa; her parents: John and Marion Kishel of Virginia; two brothers: Dave (Kristina) Kishel of Eveleth and Bradley (Kristoffer Lui) Kishel of Beijing, China; father-in-law, Kurt (Bev Bonach) Gauthier; mother-in-law, Deborah Warren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her niece, Kirja Mae Kishel and her grandparents.


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Service Schedule

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Saturday, January 29, 2022

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home-Gilbert

108 Broadway, Gilbert, MN 55741

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