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Obituary for Kristine "Kris" DeBauche

Kristine Dorothy DeBauche started her new journey in the early morning at her home on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at the age of 64. Kris was born January 2, 1957 to Ben and Louise Helke in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She grew up on the family farm and continued to help on the farm even after marriage. She married Larry DeBauche on October 6, 1990 at St. Peter’s Church - Hamburg. She became and continued her work as a reflexologist up until her health declined. In her lifetime she loved traveling, her many beloved pets, classic cars, her family, and taking an occasional trip to the casino. Kris is survived by her loving husband, Larry, her siblings, Ben (Diane) Helke, Michael Helke, Gloria Seever, their children, her brother and sister-in-laws, Fred (Linda), Kathi (Tom), Jim (Char), Jeff (Leanne), Mary (Mike), Tom (Jane), their families, many great nieces and nephews and several cousins who were amongst her many special friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; Ben and Louise Helke and her infant brother Daniel Helke. Despite struggling through life-long health issues, this remarkably strong woman put others first and treated life as an adventure. A memorial service will be at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, July 8, 2021, at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, Woodruff Chapel, 4239 Mormon Coulee Rd., La Crosse. A visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m., until the time of service, Thursday, at the the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Children Miracle Network in Kris’ memory.