Kelly Doornink

Kelly Ann Doornink (nee Cronk) age 54 of Baldwin died peacefully in her sleep Thursday, November 13th at her residence. Kelly was born on April 9, 1960 in Osceola, Wisconsin; the daughter of Ai and Joan (Julien) Cronk. She was raised in Forest Lake where she attended grade school before moving to Baldwin where she graduated from high school in the class of ’78. On December 22, 1979, she was united in marriage to Douglas Doornink at Zion Lutheran Church in Woodville.

A the young age of 12, Kelly was diagnosed with Diabetes Type I. But Kelly never let that hold her down as she was determined to live a healthy life. She exercised religiously and always ate better than everyone. She loved to garden, and her bountiful vegetables would become her next meal. She was never as proud to watch her children graduate and then become married. She also enjoyed tending to her flower gardens and never letting the area songbirds go hungry. She also took great pleasure in her taking care of their cats, and working on either jigsaw or crossword puzzles.

Kelly will remain in the hearts of her husband Doug; children Josh (Melissa) Doornink, Jolissa (Colin) Skow, Jordan (Molli) Doornink, Angie (Lance) Albrightson, Scott (Becci) Doornink; her beloved grandchildren Alex, Paige, Jaxson, Adalyn, Alexsis, Landon, Anna, Alex, Maxwell, Eli; her loving parents Ai & Joan Cronk, caring in-laws Reuben and Dorothy Doornink, and supportive siblings Ken (Diane) Cronk, Kathy Cronk Hicks. Her grandparents precede her in death.

Funeral service for Kelly will be 11AM Tuesday November 18 at Zion Lutheran Church in Woodville. Burial will be in the Baldwin Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, November 17 from 4pm to 7pm at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Baldwin and one hour prior to the service at church Tuesday morning. Memorials are preferred to the family.


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