Christina Kowalski, 47, of Winona, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019 at her home. She was born on March 21, 1972 in Cologne, Germany to Robert and Helen Kowalski. After living there for a year, the family moved to Boston, MA and eventually made their home in Winona. Christina graduated from Cotter High School. She worked for the Winona ORC and delivered the Winona Post. She was a member of the YMCA and enjoyed swimming. Christina traveled many places and enjoyed each trip equally.
She is survived by her mother, Helen; grandmother, Nina; sister, Teresa Hershey and her husband Ted and their two children Jackson and Julia.
Christina is preceded in death by her father, Robert; aunt, Irene; maternal grandmother and both grandfathers.
Services for Christina are on Saturday, June 8th, 2019
Hoff Celebration of LIfe Center, Goodview.
2-2:30pm: Funeral Service
4pm: Processional from Hoff to St. Mary's Cemetery.
6 pm: Communion Service at Watkins Manor, 175 E. Wabasha St.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Winona ORC, YMCA, Cotter High School and Project Compass. Please leave a memory of Christina and view her video tribute when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com. Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, is assisting the family with arrangements.
I was shocked and saddened to read about Christie's passing. She was such a gentle soul who was always smiling. She and I always greeted each other no matter where we'd run into each other. The one time we were at the YMCA to go swimming I was honored to take our picture together. That picture will always mean the world to me and now will get a print to frame it and put it on my wall. I am sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained another angel.
We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.
So very sorry to hear of Christina’s passing, we had many good times in the pool at the Y. She always had a smile for all of us and we will miss her bunches. Dian Biesanz
Helen, very sad in seeing the loss of your daughter. I hope there are many happy memories of her that stay with you. My best to you. Jerry Laurich (from CST)
Sweet Christina....always knew who I was after so many years of separation. I am blessed to have known her and the love she shared! Kisses in heaven sweet lady! Love and many praters to all of her family and friends.
Chandra (Sula) Fricke
Life without Christina will sure be different. I remember going out to lunches, shopping and movies with Christina and we had the best time! We have created a lot of great memories together over the years and she will surely be missed. My heart goes out to the family and know that I am always here for you, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. With love, Lynn Ann Meyers.
Our family used to live a few houses away from Christina and her family. My sons Justin Bell and Jordan Bell spent a lot of time with Christina and her sister playing for hours together. I loved her, she had such a gentle loving spirit and a great sense of humor. I remember the day she got contact lenses. She came over to show me, she was so proud. I said” Oh my gosh Christina, I didn’t realize you had such beautiful eyes”, to which she replied “ I know,they are very beautiful,that’s why I wanted contact lenses so everyone could see my beautiful eyes” Heaven got a very special “Angel”. Rest In Peace Christina, the Bell Family will never forget you.
Please accept my condolences on Christina's passing. I will always remember her as cheerful and friendly.
So sorry to hear of Christina's passing. She was very special to me and I enjoyed being her trainer at the Y for the last 5 years. I'll miss Christina dearly. She always had the greatest stories to tell and was always polite to everyone. Hugs, Jackie Goyette
So very sorry for your loss. Christina was a very sweet person that loved to share a story with you. She had a smile on her face for everyone. Thoughts and prayers with your family at this time.
Nancy, Russo, Chloe, Hazel and Lucy
I got to know Christina through the YMCA and she was always so full of joy and happiness and eager to chat. My condolences to her family and friends.
We at Camp Eden Wood and True Friends are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Christina, She had an amazing light about her and was responsible for many smiles at camp. Our thoughts and prayers are with her friends & family members during this difficult time.
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