Kristie “Kris” R. Hughes, age 60 of Grafton, ND and formerly St. Thomas, ND passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019 at her home.
Kristie Roxann Wagner was born December 30, 1958 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the daughter of Irene (Seidler) Wagner and the late Melvin Wagner. She was raised in Grand Forks and graduated from Red River High School. She attended the University of North Dakota and graduated with a degree in Speech Pathology.
In 1991, Kris met Lynn Hughes and their great love began. Kris and Lynn spent the last 28 years raising children, making memories, and enjoying the adventure of life. Along the way Kris worked at the St. Thomas Café, the Hoople Café, managed a convenience store, and worked for Life Skills and Transition Center. Kris loved her family. Spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren was her favorite past time.
Kris is survived by her husband Lynn; children: Matthew (Carrie) Hughes, Jen Thompson (Greg Shane), and Michael (Gregoria) Lande, all of Grafton, ND; grandchildren: Preston and Ethan Hughes and Shawn Thompson; mother: Irene Wagner of Grand Forks, ND; sister: Tracy (Greg) Wicken of Grand Forks, ND. She was preceded in death by her father, Melvin.
Memorial services will be Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Visitation will also be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 5-7 with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton. Inurnment will be at the St. Thomas City Cemetery, St. Thomas, ND.
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