Krista - forever 16
This online memorial was created in loving memory of Krista Van Zutphen, whose life story is told throughout this memorial website. Please sign Krista 's guest book and let us know you came to visit. We will remember Krista forever.
Krista was born on May16, 1970 to Nancy (Nerdrum) and Michael Van Zutphen. Her sister, Melisa was born in 1974. She lived in Stanley, Wisconsin until 1976 and then moved with Thorp with her mother until 1980. She attended the Thorp Elementary School until she moved to Chippewa Falls in 1980 and attended Halmstad Elementary School, Chippewa Falls Middle School and Chippewa Falls Senior High School. She was a cheerleader in high school and a manager for the 1986 Chi Hi football team. She participated in track and field. She worked as a waitresss at the Golden Eagle restaurant until her death on February 21, 1987 when she was killed in a car accident along with her friend Kerrie Merdler. She was survived by her mother, father, sister Melisa, and dog Angel, grandfather Lloyd Nerdrum and grandmother Mary Van Zutphen, aunts, uncles, cousins and special friend Jane Leifeit and many other friends. She was preceded in death by her grandmother Ruby Nerdrum and grandfather Clement Van Zutphen.
Her family and friends will never forget her smile and lively personality. She always had fun in whatever she did. We miss her so much.
This memorial is created on the 25th anniversary of her death on February 21, 2012 by her mother. I hope you have some good memories you can share. Thank you for visiting this page. I would have done this a long time ago if I had known such a thing existed.