Kristine Blankenbach

REPUBLIC – Kristine E. Blankenbach, 63, of Republic, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette.

She was born in Trenton on Jan. 30, 1950, the daughter of the late Max and Lola May (Morris) Firman.

Kristine worked at the Troy Post Office for more than 30 years and truly enjoyed everyone that came in there.

She loved spending time with her family especially her sons.

Kristine was very fond of saying, “Be glad of life, because it gives you the chance to Love and Work and Play and Look at the Stars.”

Kristine is survived by her sons Eric and Thor Blankenbach of Norway; her brother and sister; and several nieces and nephews.

Per her wishes, there will be no funeral services.

“I came quietly into this world; I would like to leave in the same manner.”

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Arrangements announced by the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.