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Kristen Louise Nessling

Kristen Louise Nessling, age 34, of Northlake and formerly of Wonderlake, passed away unexpectedly August 6, 2021. Beloved wife of Shaun for over ten years. Loving daughter of Chris and Carrie Gehrke. Dear daughter-in-law of Mike and Mary. Cherished sister of Lori, Meghan and Christopher Jr. and sister-in-law of Mike and Ron. Fond aunt of Gavin, Jovanna, Anthony, Aiden, Kyler, Montgomery and Bellamie. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 2pm until 7pm at the family home in Shorewood.

Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, Illinois.


Old Christian my first born love of my life enjoy of my life and the sunshine of my life. I don't know who to talk to that will ever understand the relationship we had as well as we love each other very much I know I love you more than anything and I saw your struggle to live and then look what happened you are so hard to live when you were a baby it never have gotten there. I miss you Chrissy every single day of my life nobody understands especially Daddy or if he does he doesn't let me know but your Daddy loves you very much too and you always thought you didn't oh he always did. I don't think that your dad has ever and I thought about you since you left us. Just like myself. I would do anything to see you again. When I was in the hospital your sister Megan said if Kristen was alive she'd have been camped out my door before and half months and I know that she would have. Not known. I hope I showed her and told her enough. She was my best girl she took my heart with her when she left us I can't say enough I keep thinking that my daughter is going to read this and I know that's wrong. Along with his God bless you Christian you handle things so strong like your Grandma Shirley. I'm sorry for anything we ever went through. I sit here and say can I have nobody to comfort me and it's the weirdest feeling so the child and not have any kind of comfort that's what space everything worth. I love you baby girl I love you at least you're with people that love you and would never hurt you. You're up by your uncle Duke.

Carrie L. Gehrke Nov 6 2022 1:18 AM

Kristin was funny, intelligent, had a sparkle of hope in her eyes when she spoke. She will be dearly missed.

Casielynn Incandela ( westbrooks) Aug 15 2021 1:25 AM

Never knew her but my love is with my cousin Christopher and his family She is in a better place surrounded by people that loved her I know her grandpa Bruce was there to meet her Christopher we love you and are wrapping our arms around you your wife and family with all our love Aunty Sandy & Family😘😘😘🙏🙏

Sandy West Aug 12 2021 4:56 PM

Im sorry for the loss. I never thought Id be going to see Shaun like this due to tragedy. May kristin rest in peace and ur hearts for eternity.

Nicholas H Savio Aug 11 2021 3:01 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss.. Kristen was such a great person to me & everyone I know. May she rest in peace without pain!

Alece Verga Aug 10 2021 6:42 PM

Our condolences to you and family

Don and Kim wehunt Aug 9 2021 7:33 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Kristen 's passing. She was such a sweet and kind person. My deepest sympathies to the Gehrke and Nessling families.

Ellen Torres Aug 9 2021 12:08 PM