Kristin E. Pyles, age 66, of Wautoma, formerly of Waupaca, lost her courageous battle to cancer on Saturday, May 25, 2013, with family at her side.
She was born in Milwaukee on August 21, 1946 to James and Merle (Haefele) Barr. She was an LPN and worked in nursing for 35 years. Her hobbies included traveling, music, gardening, but most of all, spending time with her grandkids.
She is survived by three daughters: Lisa (Douglas) Christie of Waupaca; Kristin Degnan of Toledo, OH; and Sarah (Jeremy) Compton of Waupaca; grandchildren: Jeremy, Logan, Connor, Sydney, Ian and Evan; and one brother: Dennis A. (Kay Saarinen-Barr) Barr of Wild Rose and their children: Brittany, Talia and Kaden. She is further survived by other relatives and many friends. Kristin was preceded in death by her parents; brother, James D. Barr; and her daughters’ father, Thomas Casier.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2013 at the Maple Crest Funeral Home, with Pastor Sarah Timian officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to Aurora Hospice of Oshkosh for the wonderful care given to Kristin. Above all, thank you to Tammy, Bev and Jessie.