Cris Ann (Miller) Hogan Krull

September 27, 1947July 2, 2019

On the evening of Friday, June 28, 2019, Cris Krull of West Des Moines passed away at the age of 71. Born in 1947, Cris was raised by Phyllis and Robert Miller, and lived her whole life in West Des Moines. A self-made woman, Cris accomplished many things in a variety of industries, but her passion was always her family. Mother to Rick, Melissa, Jason, and Josh; Cris raised her children throughout the span of 5 decades. A lover of cats and an avid photographer, Cris was happiest in life surrounded by her children and grandchildren; always making sure one more picture was taken, so that we'd have the perfect memory to look back on later in life.

Cris is survived by her children and grandchildren: Rick (Lisa) Hogan and their children, Nick and Nathan, Melissa (Paul) Grossmann and their children, Zach, Austin and Nicole, Jason (Laramie) Krull and their daughter, Mazikeen, and Josh Krull (Emma LeValley); brother, Robert (Kim) Miller; sister, Lynn Beidler; and the memory of her we all hold in our hearts.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Windsor Heights Community Center at Colby Park, 6900 School Street, on Friday, July 12, 2019 from 4 to 6 p.m. A private family burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines on Friday.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation at in memory of Cris Krull.


  • Celebration of Life Friday, July 12, 2019


Cris Ann (Miller) Hogan Krull

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Jamie Stokka

July 12, 2019

Cris was a loving and kind woman. She and I were in regular contact years back when her son Josh lived with me briefly. She always talked to me like family and I will never forget how warm she was to me and how much she loved Josh. Her passing is nothing short of tragic, but how lucky we all were to know her at all.

Linda Yach

July 12, 2019

When Cris passed away, the world lost a kind and generous soul. As her neighbor for over 20 years, I knew her to be warm and loving...always putting others needs before her own.
She was devoted to her family and spoke of her children and grandchildren with pride. Yet, she would inquire about your family first as a courtesy.
It’s painful to imagine how she suffered. Let her death remind us to be more gentle with each other and to reach out to those in need!

Cindy Manker

July 12, 2019

Chris was one of the first neighbors who introduced herself, cookies in hand, when we moved into the neighborhood on South 26th. We figured out we had lots in common. We were the Day Care Providers of the neighborhood and had boys the same age. Also we loved our Neighborhood Garage sales and Block Parties.
She was the kindest woman and devoted mom and will be missed by all the lives she touched.
Please keep this thought:
“They who we love and lose are no longer where they were before
They are now wherever we are.- St. John Chrysostom
Love, Cindy and Steve

Linda Kerr Allen

July 11, 2019

After we graduated from Valley we found ourselves living in the same Mobile Home Park. When Rick was born I babysat him while Cris worked at the Dairy Queen on Grand in WDM. As young married couples with little boys and when Melissa was born we hung out all the time we went to the pool, parks and spent a lot of time at Cris's house off Lower Beaver. In the 70s when we were divorced we were partners in crime doing something every week. When she had her tragic fire I helped sort through some of her things. When I lived in Florida Cris sent me a message saying that even though we didn't talk often she cherished our friendship, that she would always be there for me and she knew she could count on me. We have spent many hours together the past several years, eating, shopping and watching lots of movies. I will miss her.

Marilea David

July 11, 2019

I have known Cris as a neighborhood friend for at least 25 years. Our kids grew up together and we talked at endless practices and games. She even babysat my daughter an hour a day during kindergarten. She was a sweet soul who never angered or gossiped. We shared the same hobby of going to garage sales and I would always run into her searching for a bargain. I will always think of her fondly every time I go to a good tag sale. She will be missed. I am so glad she is at peace now. May her memory be eternal.

Diana Moon

July 10, 2019

I found out only last year that Cris was my aunt. It was discovered through Ancestry. I have fond memories of Cris in the short time I’ve known her. Melissa and I were so excited to learn about this connection and prepared a surprise meeting for our mothers, Lynn Chrisanne and Cris Ann! This was a magical afternoon, with lots of smiles. Following this meeting, the sisters were able to share some happy times. They discovered that they each loved to dance and even, without knowing, had regularly attended the same club. They created special memories over the last year, going out dancing, having lunch or just chatting online. Cris, we will miss your beautiful smile. Rest In Peace.
Your niece, Diana

Lynn Beidler

July 10, 2019

I only had the privilege of meeting Cris 14 moths ago. Because of Ansestry we found out we were half sisters. Our beautiful daughters Melissa and Diana brought us together. It was a wonderful surprise for both of us. We enjoyed our together times so much. In such short time together we had lunch, we danced(line dance)together, we even did some exercises on my living room floor, we talked on the phone and messaged a lot. I'll miss you beautiful lady, too short of a time to know you.

Lynette Rasmussen

July 10, 2019

I remember a smile on her face, a camera on her neck and her friendly outgoing spirit. She will be missed. Those pictures are now even more precious.
Lynette & Kurt Rasmussen.

Tara Davis

July 9, 2019

I have had the pleasure of being Cris’ hairstylist for at least 10 years. She has shared countless stories of all of her children & grandchildren. Her passion for always trying to help people is amazing. As she traveled to central Mexico with the cleaning lady she met when she worked at Mercy West to meet her family I was scared for her safety. The pictures she documented there were amazing & made me appreciate how lucky we are to live here in the USA. I loved her passion for always finding a great deal at grocery stores. Her new kitten stories were funny. My friend Heidi helped clean out her old house and she shared with me that she was very saddened to sell her kitchen table from the house as she had many memories of the kids eating dinner around it. I could tell she was struggling with her new Villa. The last time I did her hair she told me it didn’t feel like home to her yet. I just told her she needed to make some new fun memories there for it to feel like home. I loved your mom and she was a great lady. Peace be with her and your family.
Tara Davis

Kathy Freeman

July 9, 2019

I met Cris 6 years ago through a good friend and instantly felt very comfortable being in her presence. She was so easy to talk to and such a joy to be around.

You will be missed Cris ❤️