Drum Funeral Home-Hickory

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Suzanne E Kristiansen

March 26, 1967August 30, 2020

Suzanne E Kristiansen, 53, of Hickory, passed away unexpectedly on August 30, 2020 at her residence. Born March 26, 1967 in Morris County, NJ, she was the daughter of Rolf Kristiansen and the late Linda Joye Gruber Kristiansen.

In addition to her father, Suzanne is survived by her son, David Whisner of Brick, NJ; daughter, Jessica Whisner of Morganville, NJ; brother, Steven Kristiansen of Byram, NJ; sisters, Sonja Gutwerk and Sandra Kristiansen both of Byram, NJ; fiancé, David Hilbert of Hickory, NC; in-laws, Philip and Kristine Hilbert of Conover, NC; grandson, Milo Whisner of Miami, FL; nieces and nephews, Emily, Rachel and Kristian Clowes and beloved godmother, Deanna Evensen of Rockaway, NJ.

Suzanne loved gardening and was an avid NY Giants fan as well as a rock & roll fan. She never said no to a good adventure. She will be missed by many loving friends and family.

Condolences may be sent to the Kristiansen family at www.drumfh-hickory.com.

The Kristiansen family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home in Hickory.


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David Hilbert

September 5, 2020

Not a minute goes by I'm not thinking about Suzanne I miss her so very deeply. We were both born at St Clair's hospital in 1967, we met in high school and became fast Friends for the next 4 years then
life took us in different directions and for almost 30 years I had no idea what she was doing or what she was up to and then she found me on Facebook about 5 years ago and we've been in each other's lives ever since. Suzanne and I had planned on getting married unfortunately circumstances kept that from happening. As far as I'm concerned, she was my wife and I'll love her for the rest of my life

Kristen Gallagher

September 1, 2020

Jess, Dave and family. You all know how much I loved and will always love your mom. She’s my best friend. You both were the most precious persons in her life. She loved you more than words can say. Her family meant the world to her. I love you all.

Sandra Kristiansen

September 1, 2020

Thank you for always watching my kids every time I needed you. I’m glad you had David and his parents in your life to love you. I’m so glad your pain is over - I have never seen you looking so peaceful. Godspeed.
Your little sister


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