Krista Fetkenhauer

Posted: 14th July 2011 by admin in News on Steve, Notes From Steve

I’m very bothered and saddened to report that I have lost my baby niece.  I should have been there to protect her. :(

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Krista M. Fetkenhauer

Birth date: September 15, 1984
Death date: June 25, 2011



WATERTOWN   Krista A. Fetkenhauer, age 26, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday June 25, 2011.

Krista was born on September 15, 1984 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Timothy Fetkenhauer and Cheryl Lehman. She attended Watertown High School and MATC. Krista enjoyed horseback riding, being outdoors and playing sports, she also loved the time she spent living in Florida.

Survivors include her mother Cheryl (Howard) Rennhack of Watertown, her father Timothy Fetkenhauer of Hartland, step father Arthur Douglas of Watertown, maternal grandmother Eileen Lehman of Milwaukee, paternal grandmother Nancy Fetkenhauer of Hartland, step grandmother Elaine Douglas, her daughter Mikayla Dehnert, sisters and brother Marissa Douglas, Brandon Douglas and Kaitlyn Douglas all of Watertown, step brother and sister Jenna Rennhack and Joel Rennhack both of Watertown, her fiancé Joe Sanford of Hartland, aunts and uncles Pam (Wayne) Hall, Tom (Barb) Fetkenhauer, Todd Fetkenhauer, Deanne Lehman and Stephen Lehman. Also survived by cousins, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by paternal grandfather Sheldon Fetkenhauer, an uncle Tim Lehman and a step grandfather Edward Douglas.

Funeral services will be on Thursday at Noon at Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home And Cremation Service with Pastor Donald Steinberg of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Reeseville officiating. Family and friends may call on Thursday from 10 AM to Noon at the funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials to an educational fund for her daughter Mikayla, would be appreciated.  Online condolences may be left at

Krista’s Guestbook:

Cassey – July 3rd, 2011 at 11:28am - Email

I only knew Krista from high school and we were never really friends but I cannot stop thinking about her death. It’s so tragic when someone passes so early in their lives. It sounds like she was a very special person and loved by many, my deepest condolences to all who knew and loved her well!

Hillary Rock – July 1st, 2011 at 9:16pm - Email

My sweet friend and sister in Christ,Krista.I will always love you and miss you.You always listened to me, let me cry on your shoulder or laugh by your side.You had a bright and beautiful spirit that will never be forgotten.I know in my heart that Jesus has his arms around you and you are smiling so pretty.Goodbye my Dear Friend.I love you so much. I’ll continue to pray for Krista’s whole family as well as friends.That someday the pain will evaporate and be taken by the wind, that God gives us All the strength we need to carry on.In Jesus name–Amen

Teresa Dowe – June 30th, 2011 at 9:54pm - Email

Dearest Krista: You were always a beautiful angel here on earth, and you are now in Heaven with our Heavenly Father. I will never forget the wonderful times we had together when we were younger, as well as the more stressful ones we made helped each other with. As we grew older and went our own ways, we couldn’t stay in contact as much as I would have liked, but I never forgot about you and never will! I am going to miss walking in to Krazies just to see your smiling face and get a hug. I love you Krista!!! To your family and friends, especially your daughter I am deeply sorry for your loss. No words can bring complete comfort to your sadness, but I hope my prayers and the comfort you can find in God will! She was and always will be an amazing person!

Leslie Kemppainen – June 30th, 2011 at 4:39pm - Email

Krista you are a beautiful person and it is so unfair that you are gone. i will miss you dearly along with everyone who knew you. you touched so many peoples lives. just wanted to let you know that Zachary Ruehlow is truly sorry that he could not make it to your funeral but misses and loves you so much! love you always leslie and zac

Jayme Jenkins – June 30th, 2011 at 2:59pm - Email

I just wanted to let you know that although I personally did not know Krista, I do know others that know the family, I just wanted to let you know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers,and I hope with all of the support, you will all find comfort in knowing that she touched so many lives, and you will be reunited again someday. Take care.

Sandie (Johnson) Karenz – June 30th, 2011 at 2:33pm - Email

My sympathy to family and friends of Krista. Nancy, I’m praying for strength for you at this very sad time. God bless you. Sandie Karenz, League City, TX

april fleischmann – June 29th, 2011 at 5:48pm - Email

Krista was great person to be around and she always was cheerful and always had a smile too. she will be miss alot.

Christy Lehman – June 28th, 2011 at 8:41pm - Email

i cannot believe, i actually have to write this. you were a free spirit and safe to say the life of the party. except when you first woke up. i loved being around you, because you always made me laugh and always saw things from my point of view when i told something to you, instead of lecturing me. even though you’re older then me i am still you’re aunt, even though you never admitted it. i will always love you krista. and i’ll never get over this. ever.

Margaret Griffin – June 28th, 2011 at 8:24pm - Email

Im so sorry for your loss! Krista will be missed as she was loved by many.

Nicholas Sweeney – June 28th, 2011 at 5:57pm - Email

Let Me Go When I come to the end of the road And the sun has set for me I want no rites in a gloom filled room Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little, but not for long And not with your head bowed low Remember the love that once we shared Miss me, but let me go. For this is a journey we all must take And each must go alone. It’s all part of the master plan A step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick at heart Go the friends we know. Laugh at all the things we used to do Miss me, but let me go. When I am dead my dearest Sing no sad songs for me Plant thou no roses at my head Nor shady cypress tree Be the green grass above me With showers and dewdrops wet And if thou wilt remember And if thou wilt, forget. I shall not see the shadows, I shall not fear the rain; I shall not hear the nightingale Sing on as if in pain; And dreaming through the twilight That doth not rise nor set, Haply I may remember, And haply may forget.

Bonnie Mills – June 28th, 2011 at 9:35am - Email

I am very sorry for your loss, losing a child is something every parent fears. I pray that God helps your hearts to heal.

Valerie Jannke – June 28th, 2011 at 1:51am - Email

You will be forever missed

Bobbi Jo Nielsen – June 28th, 2011 at 12:30am - Email

RIP Krista. You were a wonderful, kind, good friend. You will be in my heart forever. Your family and daughter are in my prayers.

Holly Rock – June 28th, 2011 at 12:27am - Email

You will be missed my beautiful friend. And to those who didnt know her and are being UNBELIEVABLY DISRESPECTFUL…. SHE WAS A WONDERFUL Mother and did the best she could. No one is perfect but she loved Mikayla with her whole heart. Krista would have done anything for anyone. She had a heart full of gold. I miss her so much and would do anything for just one more hug or laugh with her. just to tell her how much i love her…to comfort her. Its a nightmare and i will never get to see truely one of my bestfriends ever again but i will always remember her. Her lovely smile. I know you arent in anymore pain. Spread your wings and fly my love. I love you!!!

Jennifer Kruesel – June 28th, 2011 at 12:18am - Email

I will always remember Krista.. I miss her very much my fridays will never be the same without her with me :( She was such a beautiful soul.. Hugs and kisses forever in my dreams for you my beautiful friend. I love you

Samantha Mendez – June 27th, 2011 at 11:41pm - Email

Krista was such a fun, loving, beautiful, bubbly girl…her smile could light up the room! She will be deeply missed not only by her family but also her friends! My prayers go out to all! We will miss you Krista and we will meet again! Love You!

Stephanie – June 27th, 2011 at 11:16pm - Email

Krista was fun and loving! No matter what she did in her personal life, nobody deserves to have there life taken at such a young age! Krista made so many people smile! She will be missed dearly!

Rachel Krings – June 27th, 2011 at 10:22pm - Email

Krista was a beautiful carasmatic soul that was taken way too early. My prayers are with the family. May you rest in peace as u fly with the angels sweet krista. <3 ur loved and missed by many.

kayla kerr – June 27th, 2011 at 9:48pm - Email

Krista R.I.P you are loved by many!

Todd Jorgensen & Family – June 27th, 2011 at 8:43pm - Email

To say sorry for your loss is an understatement, Our prayers and hugs are with you and the exteneded Family.

Kathy Koenig – June 27th, 2011 at 7:23pm - Email

I am a friend of Todd’s and wanted to extend my condolences to all of Krista’s Family. I will say many prayer’s and keep you all in my thoughts.

Sarah Castillo – June 27th, 2011 at 5:25pm - Email

Such a beautiful young mother, such a terrible loss. My prayers are with your family, especially for your daughter. God bless you, Krista.

Angie Hinrichs – June 27th, 2011 at 2:53pm - Email

Krista, you may be gone from our view but you will never leave our hearts or our memories. Rest in peace – we all love you!

Cynthia Valerio – June 27th, 2011 at 2:45pm - Email

May you be with God and rest in peace Krista. You will be missed dearly by all those who loved you and knew you.

Alicia Haberman – June 26th, 2011 at 8:59pm - Email

To the family of Krista, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I am deeply sorry for your loss and pain.


  1. Krista Smith says:

    I didn’t have the honor of being able to spend a huge amount of time with Krista, but there were serval occasions that we did get the chance to hang out. She was such a sweet, fun loving, easy to get along with girl. I’m sad to know that I’ll never have the chance to hang out with her again on this earth. I know she’s safe where she is now and one day we shall hang out again. Until then….
    The “other” Krista

  2. Amber Thompson says:

    I knew Krista all throughout school until I moved away. I just found out about this and it makes me so sad. I am still having a hard time believing something so horrible happened to someone like her. Did they catch the people responsible for this?