Kristin M. Brunner 1947-2019

Kristin M. Brunner

Kristin M. Brunner, 71, of Marshfield, a former Medford area resident, passed away peacefully, surrounded by a loving family, on Monday, July 1, 2019 at her home in the town of Richfield, Wood County. Memorial services for Kristin will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 20 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel with Rev. Wes Jedras officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Stetsonville following the service.
Kristin was born on July 5, 1947 in Medford to the late Arthur and Harriet (Berry) Vircks. She attended Stetsonville Elementary School, was a graduate of Medford High School and attended nurses college. Her marriage to John “Jack” Brunner took place on June 28, 1969 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Stetsonville and they were later divorced.
Kristin worked in neuropsychology at the Marshfield Clinic for nine years and later North Central Health Care in Wausau for 35 years until her retirement. She was a gifted singer and enjoyed music throughout her life. She also enjoyed cooking, puzzles, cards, quilting, crafts, word games, spending time with family and friends.
Kristin is survived by her children, Amy (Gregory, Jr.) Gronski of Marshfield and Matthew (Kim) Brunner of Wausau; grandchildren, Nathan, Evan, Matthew, Ashton and Logan; and siblings, Karleen Langer of Barrington, Ill., Brian (Marti) Vircks of Colby, Kaye (Michael) Gerber of Sun Prairie, Boyd (Diane) Vircks of Colfax, Kari Draeger of Medford and Berle (Sylvia) Vircks of Cortland, Ohio.
Kristin was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Barton Vircks; and brothers-in-law, Michael Langer and Harvey Draeger, Jr.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit

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