Pictured with my son Ralph, her husband, on their wedding day three years ago.
From the Daily Herald (suburban Chicago) newspaper, published today --
Kirsten E. Walker (nee Hoffland), 28, of Naperville and former longtime resident of Wheaton, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014. She was born August 6, 1985 at St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur, IL. She grew up in Wheaton and graduated from Wheaton Warrenville South High School and College of DuPage. She was active with the early child care ministry of First Baptist Church of Wheaton. She is survived by her husband Ralph, of three years; her parents, Thomas and Sara; a brother Brett; her-in-laws, Kevin and Sherri; and brother-in-law Paul (Laura). Memorial visitation Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Wheaton, 1310 N. Main St., Wheaton, IL. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name to the Illinois Spina Bifida Association, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707.Copyright © 2014 by Kevin W. Walker