Obituaries

Kristine L. "Krissy" Mays

July 11, 1968 - November 25, 2020

Kristine L.

Obituary

Kristine L. Mays was born to Crystalyn (Bunger) and Jack Mays on July 11, 1968 in Belvidere, IL. She passed away; November 25, 2020 due to complications starting in September that led to other health issues. Her family had faith she was going to pull through as she showed such determination and fight through this final journey.

Kristine was a beloved daughter and granddaughter. She was the apple of her mother’s eye, as well as her grandparents Alvina and Herbert Bunger.

Kristine was a dedicated employee. She began working at the Belvidere Oasis McDonald’s, and worked there for 38 + years, and was employed until her passing. Kristine or “Krissy” enjoyed greeting the hungry travelers and became friends with many of her coworkers, including her bestie, Debbie Benson, the many regulars, Illinois state troopers, and long-haul truck drivers. Kristine lived a full life and had many stories to tell about her experiences on the night shift.

Kristine was an accomplished cook. She learned her cooking skills from her Uncle Randy Bunger, and she carried on many of the tips and recipes he shared with her over the years. Kristine very much enjoyed cooking dinners for her Aunt Iris (Bunger) and Dean Page.

Kristine valued her time with family. Over the years, Kristine treasured her visits to Oshkosh, WI to visit with her Aunt Dixie (Bunger) and Uncle Dick Allen. She enjoyed going to the tractor pulls with her Uncle Herbie and Aunt Barb Bunger and cheering the competitors on. Kristine made her home for some years with her Aunt Velora (Bunger) Persson where they shared very special times. Kristine also enjoyed doing fun things with Janet Brown including going to casinos and shopping.

In 2018, Kristine flew to Vegas with her friend, Mark, and she had the time of her life. Despite Illinois roots, Kristine cheered for the Green Bay Packers. She loved the Boone County Fair and was a member of the Boone County Pomona Grange and Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Kristine is preceded in death by her father; aunt, Velora (Carl) Persson; uncle, Randy Bunger; grandparents, Herbert and Alvina Bunger; and many extended family members.

She will be greatly missed by her Mother, Crystalyn; Aunt Dixie (Richard) Allen; Aunt Iris Humphrey (Dean Page); Uncle Herbert (Barb) Bunger; and Aunt Ruth Bunger; along with her many cousins; and good friends.

The walk-through visitation will be held Friday, December 4, 2020, from 9:30-11:15 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Rd, Belvidere, IL 61008, Please enter through door 4 for visitation. In accordance with CDC guidelines, facemasks and social distancing required. Due to state guidelines, only 100 people will be allowed in the church at one time. The funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m., Friday, December 4, 2020 at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial in Belvidere Cemetery. Memorials may be made in memory of Kristine Mays to her family, Ronald McDonald House, or the Boone County Fair Association. To light a candle or share a memory please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

Service Schedule

Friday, December 4, 2020
9:30 am - 11:15 am

Immanuel Lutheran Church

815-544-8058

The walk-through visitation will be held Friday, December 4, 2020, from 9:30-11:15 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Rd, Belvidere, IL 61008, Please enter through door 4 for visitation. In accordance with CDC guidelines, facemasks and social distancing required. Due to state guidelines, only 100 people will be allowed in the church at one time.

Friday, December 4, 2020
11:30 am

Immanuel Lutheran Church

815-544-8058

The funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m., Friday, December 4, 2020 at Immanuel Lutheran Church. In accordance with CDC guidelines, facemasks and social distancing required. Due to state guidelines, only 100 people will be allowed in the church at one time.

Belvidere Cemetery

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I remember meeting her from McDonald’s oasis we had good time on night shift and all good stories and time there she will be missed very much.

Larry Rogman 2020-12-12T22:53:28

To my cousin, best friend and “sis”. Life won’t be the same with you gone. Shopping trips, road trips and the Iowa casinos will never be the same. You was the Ethel to my Lucy. We was Thelma and Louise. What one of us didn’t think of the other would. Iowa will never be the same. Lol. I love you always and promise to be there for your mom. RIP my sweet angel.

Janet Treadway Brown 2020-12-06T00:07:20

She always had such a great smile and kind demeanor. I first met Krissy at the Oasis. She was so helpful to me. I will miss my friend. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Rodrick Whetstone 2020-12-04T11:19:44

she was a wonderful person and I sure will miss Her! My thoughts and prayers are with you all

Dorothy Brotz 2020-12-03T19:28:02

Thinking of your family! With Sympathy!

Betty & Gary Blatchford 2020-12-02T19:59:15

So sorry to hear of Kris’ passing. I remember her fondly from grade school and up. She rode my bus. She was a Kishwaukee kid like me and my brother.

Jill Vorndran Smuck 2020-12-02T11:20:32

So sorry to here about the loss of krissy she was a very good person and friend to me and dan we will miss her my prayers go out to her mom crytalyln and here family

Judy chappel 2020-12-02T11:01:20

I remember Krissy from our high school days. She was always fun and pleasant, and always had a smile. I remember my HS boyfriend (Ed Carlson) and I took her fishing at Belvidere Park one time… we had a blast trying to hook minnows on the hooks and she showed me how to do it. We laughed and joked the whole time. Didn’t catch anything, but a very memorable event for me. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She will be in the same cemetery as my Dad and my grandparents. She was truly a joy and will be missed by all who knew her. She was a bright light in this world.

Karen Pilipuf Matus 2020-12-01T15:48:47

To her family and friends. I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember hanging out with her in our younger years in 4-H. May your many wonderful memories help ease the pain of your loss.

Marcia Rhode Schultz 2020-12-01T11:26:23

I will miss you so very much. I will miss our conversations. You were right we are and will always be besties for life. Rest In Peace My dear Friend. I will always and forever love you!

Melissa Foley 2020-12-01T09:37:11

I will miss our talks on the phone and hanging out at the fair. I will miss you so much just hanging out. We love and miss you. Jim and Val

Val Langendorf 2020-12-01T09:14:04

She use to say we would eat the movie and watch the popcorn lol

Courtney heinzman 2020-12-01T02:29:48

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