OBITUARY

Krystina Michele Klucking

April 20, 1967September 2, 2019
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Krystina Michele Klucking, 52, of Columbia, MO, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019, at her home in Columbia, MO.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 6, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home from 3:00 pm – 6:00pm. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the funeral home with Rev. Keith Simon officiating. Inurnment will follow at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery, Columbia, MO. Please wear COLOR. We want to celebrate Krystina’s brilliant and vibrant life. Please join the family at Krystina and Tom’s house following the service on Saturday.

Krystina was born on April 20, 1967 in Tucson, AZ. She was the daughter of John and Michele (Fitzgerald) Carroll. She married Thomas Klucking on May 25, 2002, in Columbia, MO.

Krystina courageously fought breast cancer for three years. She, like her mother, Momo, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, had extremely dense breasts. Both carry the ATM gene. Mammograms failed to find both of their breast cancers. The ATM gene increased their risks for breast cancer. If you are a woman and you have undergone a mammogram, do you know whether you have dense breasts? If not, you better find out. Krystina’s work on dense breast notification will not end upon her death. We promise you that!

Survivors include: her husband, Thomas Klucking; her three children, Zachary Fitzgerald Carroll, Katey Fitzgerald Klucking and Tommy Fitzgerald Klucking all of Columbia, MO; her mother, Michele “Momo” Carroll of Omaha, NE; one brother John Fitzgerald Carroll (Chad Wegener) of Gretna, NE; one sister, Katrina Carroll of Omaha, NE; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Fritz and Joyce Klucking of Webster City, IA; two sister-in-laws, Kathy Esinhart (Ed) of Charlotte, NC and Kristy Blanchard (Chris) Polk City, IA; one brother-in-law, Jim Klucking (Samantha) of Des Moines, IA and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Khloe Klucking; her father, John T. Carroll and her beloved dog, Hank.

Absorbing the loss of Krystina will be very hard and overcoming it will take time. There will always be good and bad days. Eventually more good days than bad. Tears will lead to beautiful happy thoughts with memories that bring joy and laughter. Right now, the emptiness and aching might seem endless. Krystina’s beauty and joy are endless and timeless. Kids, one day soon, strangers will speak of your mom and you will see the smiles and talk of her infectious laugh and you will be consoled. She is the love of my life. Love, Tom In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fighting 4KK Cancer Awareness Fund, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO 65202 OR online at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/1qsmuxl75c?sharetype=teams&member=2819668&utm_medium=contact&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&rcid=86d0b99372c646ee89cb8a1a12ba5273 - ARE YOU DENSE?

  • FAMILY

  • Survivors include: her husband, Thomas Klucking; her three children, Zachary Fitzgerald Carroll, Katey Fitzgerald Klucking and Tommy Fitzgerald Klucking all of Columbia, MO; her mother, Michele “Momo” Carroll of Omaha, NE; one brother John Fitzgerald Carroll (Chad Wegener) of Gretna, NE; one sister, Katrina Carroll of Omaha, NE; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Fritz and Joyce Klucking of Webster City, IA; two sister-in-laws, Kathy Esinhart (Ed) of Charlotte, NC and Kristy Blanchard (Chris) Polk City, IA; one brother-in-law, Jim Klucking (Samantha) of Des Moines, IA and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Chad Wegener
  • Chris Blanchard
  • Brittany Hilliar
  • Caleb Klucking
  • Madison Klucking
  • Drew Blanchard
  • Ian Blanchard
  • Ian Blanchard
  • Kaylie Esinhart
  • Derek Esinhart

Services

  • Visitation Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 7, 2019

Memories

Krystina Michele Klucking

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Rick Fitzgerald

September 7, 2019

A special spirit resides within Krystina and her family. Many, many years ago, I recall her being my beautiful little niece who got the best of her Mom and Dad. A beautiful person inside and out.

Joan and Terry Mount

September 6, 2019

Tom, We send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. We remember meeting Krystina at the store a few years ago. Our best to you and your family. Terry and Joan Mount Las Vegas, NV.

Paul Klucking

September 5, 2019

Krystina, You have truly been an inspiration to myself, and my family, about the courage and drive to continue the fight. I have not seen anything that matches it. The years of happiness you have brought Tom, and the loving family you’ve created together, with Zack, Katey and Tommy, means the world to us who have always had a special relationship with Tom. It has been my honor to call you FAMILY.

Tony Klucking

September 5, 2019

Tom and Krystina made a beautiful couple and their love for each other was clear from the start. Hard to grasp that she is no longer with us here but good to know she is at peace and with Christ. She fought the good fight and won many battles. I know words cannot begin to fill the void Tom must fill. Please know that you are loved and admired.

Angela Boster

September 4, 2019

You were such an inspiration to many. You are in good hands my friend. You will be missed by many. My heart goes out to the family.

Gracie Head

September 4, 2019

I spent a lot of my childhood at the Klucking’s home... Katey and I loved to play olympics in their pool, have dance parties, cooking wars, and hang with the neighborhood kids. My all time favorite memory of Krystina would have to be when she choreographed mine and Katey’s fourth grade talent show dance to “Single Ladies”. Her bright energy and enthusiasm radiated onto everyone. Katey and I were a mess at the talent show, but guess who was there cheering and screaming for us? KRYSTINA. I love you so much. Thank you for being the most amazing second mom growing up.

Kent Peterson

September 4, 2019

I met Krystina when my daughter and Katey played on same soccer team when they were young! I admired her for the Mother she was the support she provided and her spirit! She is a Guardian Angel now over all her family and will be missed by all! Heaven is a better place for her coming home! RIP Krystina! Thoughts and prayers are with her family .

Abraham Fuller

September 4, 2019

My condolences. Larger than than life, she was and is.

Dave Chester

September 4, 2019

You were one of a kind. You touched my heart and I will always keep you there. Rest in Peace KK

Lynn (Nelson) Brungardt

September 4, 2019

You were a beautiful soul. You taught me so much. Thank you for being the friend you were to me my junior and senior year in high school. RIP my beautiful friend. In love, Lynn.

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