February 5, 1955 – February 10, 2015


After a long battle with cancer, Kris Elene (Kuebelbeck) Johannes died on February 10th, 2015 at her home in Rockville, surrounded by family. She leaves behind her loving husband, Glenn Johannes, of Cold Spring; son and daughters, Ryan (Robin) of Berkeley, CA, Jenny of Rockville, and Melissa (Tom) of Waite Park; grandchildren, Tanner, Rhiannon, Griffin, and her beloved pets, Pepper the dog, and Charlie the cat. Sisters, Gail Koppy, JoAnne Parry, Lois (John) Coleman, Barb (Jeff) Konsor, Laurie Nixon and Greta Able; Brothers, Lou (Patti) Kuebelbeck, Steven (Pat) Kuebelbeck, Jeff (Trish) Kuebelbeck, Karl Kuebelbeck and Bill Kuebelbeck. Her parents preceded her in death.

Kris was born on February 5, 1955 at the St. Cloud Hospital. She was born to Louis and Delores (Reber) Kuebelbeck. She graduated from Rocori High School in 1973.

Kris loved living on the farm. A ‘green thumb’ who loved to be in the dirt every moment she could get. Her love of nature and God's creatures showed through with the tender care of all of her birds and animals over the years. Some of the most satisfying moments were good times with friends on the lake, or just relaxing in the peace and quiet of the country surroundings. Something people may not know about her was her passion and skill for the arts. Whether it was drawing, pottery, calligraphy, embroidery, or so many other artistic outlets with kids projects and holiday decorations. She had an eye for beauty in so many things; it will surely be a gift she will pursue in heaven. A loving and supportive mother, who will leave a legacy with the people she's touched during her time here on earth. She will forever be remembered as someone who embraced the simple pleasures in life. We will love her always.

Kris requested to be cremated. A celebration of life will be held at River of Life Assembly of God Church in Cold Spring. It will take place on February 21, 2015 at 11am; all are welcome. The family would especially like to thank Kris's guardian angel and sister, Laurie Nixon, for her excellent work and loving care for Kris over the past several months. Thank you to St. Cloud Hospice Care who was integral in keeping Kris comfortable until she passed. We would also like to thank all family and friends for such loving support. Between visits, meals, laughs, flowers, birthday cake and lasting memories, she made it to her 60th birthday just in time to meet The Lord and be at peace.