Kris BensonKris Benson, 47, Two Harbors, died Friday, June 28, 2013, at home.
Kris Benson, 47, Two Harbors, died Friday, June 28, 2013, at home.
Kris was born Oct. 16, 1965, to Arthur Kolk and Patricia Wathan in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After growing up in Winona and Minneapolis, she graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s Degree in the Classics, and from Winona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science. She moved to Two Harbors and was employed as an environmental consultant at Louisiana Pacific, and later Enbridge Energy in Superior until 2010.
Kris enjoyed writing, playing guitar, animals, sauna, fishing, and the outdoors. She was an active volunteer with the Lake County Humane Society.
Kris was preceded in death by her father, Arthur Kolk, in 1965, and friend Roger Davidson in 2006.
She is survived by her mother, Pat Wathan; a sister, Elizabeth Carter; stepsisters and brother, Lisa, Sara and Scott; a nephew, Zachary Ornatek; her stepmother, Pat Uhlig; and her pets, Button, Riley and Gloves.
Memorial visitation: 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Cavallin Funeral Home in Two Harbors. Memorials are preferred to the Lake County Humane Society. To sign the online register book please visit www.cavallinfuneralhome.com.
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