Kristi Ann Eich - Brookings

Dec. 23, 1964 - June 9, 2019

Kristi Ann Eich, 54, of Brookings, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls.  

Memorial Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2019 at Rude’s Funeral Home, Brookings. 

Memorial Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service beginning at 12 p.m.  Graveside Services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2019, at Memorial Hill Cemetery, Lake Benton, MN.  Rude’s Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. 

Kristi Ann Hendrickson was born Dec. 23, 1964, in Brookings, the daughter of Monroe and Eva (Maemets) Hendrickson.  Kristi grew up on the family farm near Lake Poinsett and attended school in Estelline.  

She loved being with the farm animals and spending time on the shores of Lake Poinsett.  Kristi moved to Estelline with her mother shortly after her father passed away in 1972. “Henri”, as she was known by her friends from Estelline, graduated from Estelline High School in 1983.  

Kristi attended college at South Dakota State University.

 Kristi started working at Daktronics in Brookings, in 1988 where she worked in various areas over her 31 years career. 

Kristi loved music, she loved cats, dogs and all animals.  She was a diehard Green Bay Packers fan.  

Kristi had a great compassion for people and animals.  She was very kind hearted and her gentle spirit will be dearly missed.  With Kristi’s great compassion, she continued to show how kind she was by being a major organ and tissue donor to help prolong and save other peoples lives. 

Kristi is survived by her sister, Mona Hendrickson of Brookings; her brother, Mike Hendrickson of Brookings; along with her family members in Estonia; four cousins and their families in Detroit, MI; family members of Kelly Eich and all of her special friends.

Kristi was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Kelly.

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