Kris Frahm

Kristin Ann (Winblad) Frahm, 66, of Winfield, passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at Cumbernauld Village.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Grace Episcopal Church in Winfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for Kris can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Contributions can be left in care of Shelley Family Funeral Home of Winfield.

Kris was born June 3, 1953, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Gloria (Danielson) and Dr. James Winblad. During her father's military service and medical residencies, Kris lived in several different cities. The family made their final move to Winfield when she was nine. She graduated from Winfield High School in 1971 and received her bachelors of science in nursing from the University of Kansas in 1975. Kris worked in the medical field her whole career. The majority was spent as office administrator for Winfield Medical Arts, but she also worked the same position at Wesley Medical Center and South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center at different times. Earlier in her career, she worked as a staff nurse, an ICU nurse and a pharmaceutical representative in Kansas City and Florida. She moved back to Winfield in 1981 and remained here for the rest of her life. Additionally, Kris was an entrepreneur. She owned two different successful businesses — a video store first, and later an auto body shop. And, finally, the work Kris may have been most proud of was that as caretaker. After raising her three children, she moved in with her mother who was struggling with the challenges of Alzheimer's. After her mother passed away, Kris stayed in the family home to continue caring for her youngest sister, who also suffered from Alzheimer's later in life. Kris enjoyed reading and watching movies, but most of all she loved spending time with her friends and family. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Sonja Winblad.

Kris is survived by her son, James Frahm and wife, Amber, and their soon-to-be-born daughter; her daughter, Ericka Frahm and partner Clint Shirley; her son, John Frahm; siblings, Dr. Kent Winblad and wife, Becky, Dr. John Winblad, and Ingrid Culver and husband, Christopher; nieces and nephews, Krista Boan, Bret Winblad, Cole Winblad, Jennifer Alford, Onalisa Winblad, Ingrid Brown, Kirsten Anderson, Erik Culver and Hannah Culver. 

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