Kendra Leigh Atherton - Guenther, 29 of Winona, died Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at Gundersen Health System from injuries sustained in a car accident.
Kendra was born October 2, 1992 in Madison, WI to Jeff and Colleen (McCue) Richart. She graduated from Monona Grove High School in Monona, WI. Throughout her youth, she was active in swimming and youth group and mission trips through her church. Following graduation, she moved to Winona to attend Winona State University where she graduated with a degree in Public Health. While at Winona State, she met the love of her life, Sean Atherton - Guenther. They were married on May 21, 2016 at Wesley United Methodist Church.
Following her graduation from WSU, she completed a four-month internship in Malawi, Africa. While in Malawi, she worked with the poorest of children, fighting for their rights and getting them the medical attention they needed. Following her internship she worked at Wesley United Methodist Church, the Family & Children's Center in La Crosse and Winona County. She gave of herself in any way she could to help children and families.
Kendra's world revolved around her own family, especially her two children who were her pride and joy, Michael and Jordy. She loved spending time with those who mattered to her. She truly loved everybody and wanted to do her part to make this world a better place.
She will be forever loved and missed by her husband, Sean; her children, Michael & Jordy; parents, Jeff & Colleen Richart; father-in-law, David Guenther; mother-in-law, Julie Riess; brothers-in-law, Mitch Atherton, James Atherton - Guenther and Luke Riess; grandparents, Diane McCue, David & Carol Richart, Dorothy Guenther and Rose Riess.
She was preceded in death by grandfathers, Patrick McCue and Dale Guenther.
Funeral Service will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at Pleasant Valley Church with the Pastor Chad Ellenburg officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Monday at Hoff Celebration of Life Center - Goodview and one hour prior to the service at church. Hoff Celebration of Life Center is assisting the family with arrangements. www.hofffuneral.com
An Education Fund for Kendra's children has been set up at WNB Financial. You can make a donation by stopping by any WNB location or mailing a check to WNB Financial, PO Box 499, Winona, MN 55987. Checks can be made out to Michael and Jordy Atherton-Guenther Educational Benefits.
**To view the Livestream of Kendra's Funeral Service, please use this link: https://youtu.be/H_-13EnRr-k