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Krisch, 81, of Fork Shop, died early Friday morning, Sept. 24, 2010, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.
She was born May 29, 1929, on the family farm on Christian Hill, a daughter of John M. and Mary J. (Svitana) Schultz, who were of Czechoslovakian descent.
Raised on Christian Hill, she graduated from Cooperstown High School with the Class of 1947.
On Oct. 27, 1951, Liz married Rudy J. Krisch in a ceremony at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown.
She then devoted all of her time to caring for her family and home.
As her daughters grew older, Liz went to work for Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, and was employed as a food service worker in the dietary department until her retirement.
Her life centered around her family, and “Mema,” as she was affectionately called, always welcomed family and friends into her home. She enjoyed her flower gardens and her cat “Dallas,” as well as being a member of and attending St. Mary’s “Our Lady of the Lake” Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown. But most especially, she loved her grandchildren. Her hospitality and friendly nature will be remembered by her family and friends who will greatly miss her.
Liz is survived by her two daughters, Katherine Redding and her husband, Thomas (“Stretch”) Redding of Hartwick, and Carol Krisch of Fork Shop; one grandson, Thomas John Redding of Hartwick; a stepgranddaughter, Heather Redding of Massachusetts; one sister, Margaret Kovatchitch of Pierstown; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Rudy, who died Oct. 5, 1991; Liz was predeceased by two grandsons, Andrew Thomas Barrett, who died Oct. 4, 1991 and Joseph Anthony Brunner, who died Jan. 1, 1988; four sisters, Mary Schultz, Anna Schultz, Susie Vatovec and Mary Hill; and three brothers, John M. Schultz Jr., George Schultz and Andrew Schultz.
Friends called at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, when Liz’s family was in attendance.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at St. Mary’s “Our Lady of the Lake” Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown. The Service of Committal and Burial followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Index.
For those who so desire, expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial gifts may be made to the Bassett Heart Care Institute, c/o Friends of Bassett, 1 Atwell Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326.
Arrangements were under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.
Published on  October 1, 2010
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