Kris met the love of her live Harold Trudeau at a stop light in Little Chute and the rest (56 years worth) is history. They married less than a month after that fortuitous meeting. Kris and Harold had 7 sons, whom they raised in the Fox Valley.
Kris loved to be surrounded by her family. She was an avid country music fan-especially Mickey Gilley. She and Harold went to Branson a number of times and she saw Mickey Gilley in person more than once. Kris also loved sharing screwdrivers with her boys, spending time with her “grandanimals,” and her own Boston Terriers, playing with her grandchildren, spending time at supper clubs and planning vacations. Fishing was a passion for her and the boys would invite her to go boating and she would spend time fishing or just enjoying time on the water.
Casino trips and parties were a staple of Kris’s world, and adventures spent with Mary and JoAnn were always a highlight.
Drives around the state were fun for Kris and she enjoyed traveling around, finding a new place to eat, and-in a nod to that first meeting with Harold, going on “buggy rides.” To-go boxes were a constant in Granny’s refrigerator and the granddogs loved the leftovers. The family spent time at supper clubs, other restaurants, playing cards, and just being together. Family was everything!
Kris was a ball of energy and was always game for a new adventure. Packer parties were a regular in the Trudeau household and the boys remember getting out of school when the Packer’s won the Super Bowl when Brett Favre was QB. Harold recalls being a worker when the seating was replaced at Lambeau Field, and Kristie was fit to be tied knowing that Harold was spending so much time on “the holy ground.”
Kris is survived by her husband Harold, sons: Harold Jr (Sue), Stephen (Randi), Jamie (Heather), Adam (Sara) and Ty (Christine) and daughter in law Shawn. Kris is also survived by grandchildren: Gerald, Rosalie, Lily, Ian, Ivy, Tyler, Morgan, Shelby, Tucker, Carleigh, Cole, Timbo, Nick, Kody, Riley, Jaden, Gunner and Wyatt as well as 11 great grandchildren. She is further survived by her siblings: Georgia “Jean”(Jim) Fiane, Dwight “Bud” (LuAnn) Louison, Dawn Vermeer and Debbie Louison. Additionally, Kris’s close friends and other family members will also fondly remember her and miss her.
Preceding Kris in death are her parents, her sons Gerald and Troy, Harold’s parents Edward and Irene Trudeau, and close friends Em and Janie and her Boston Terriers.
A funeral service for Kristie will be held on Friday June 10, 2022 at 1:00pm at Wichmann Funeral Home 537 N Superior Street, Appleton. Friends and family may gather at the home from 11:00am until the start of the service.
The family wishes to thank St Paul Hospice, especially Lisa for their loving care and compassion extended to Kris.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established.