Kristi Lee Breyfogle was born on December 21, 1963, in Marshall, MN, to Nick and Lois (Christensen) Neisius. She grew up in Minneota where she lived most of her life and attended Minneota Public Schools. Kristi worked many different jobs throughout her life including CNA/Med Aid at the Minneota and Clarkfield Manors for several years, the Clarkfield bakery, as a bartender at the West End Bar in Taunton, but most recently, Kristi served as a cook for Minneota Public School for the last twelve years. In all of those roles, Kristi most valued the relationships she was able to form with customers, coworkers, and students.
To know Kristi would be to know never to open her drawer or closet door as she liked to stuff them full of future necessities. She would also rearrange her furniture about twice a month; the frequent change made her happy. Additionally, Kristi enjoyed being outside as much as possible and had a green thumb when it came to plants. She loved to nurture a garden and plant flowers. Finally, Kristi was an animal lover; early in life, her family raised horses, and more recently she had several cats and dogs as members of her family.
Kristi had three children Joshua (Samantha) Deutz; their three children Aubree, Shae, and Jase all of Minneota, MN. Alisha (Jonathan) Anderson; their two children Austin and Noah all from Fullerton, NE. Serena Breyfogle (fiancé Cody Dejaeghere) from Ivanhoe, MN. She enjoyed spending time with her children and spoiling her grandchildren during the holidays or whenever they were all home.
Kristi passed away from lung cancer at her residence on Monday, March 22, 2021. Kristi is survived by her children Josh (Samantha) Deutz of Minneota, MN; Alisha (Jonathan) Anderson of Fullerton, NE; Serena Breyfogle (Cody Dejaeghere) of Ivanhoe, MN; spouse, Melvin Breyfogle of Canby, MN; her brothers and sisters: Keith Kaas of Fayetteville, GA; Sis Fonteyn of Minneota, MN; Kay Gillund of Cary, IL; Vicki Kaas of Sioux Falls, SD; Kevin Kaas of Lynd, MN; Roger Kaas of Minneota, MN; Twyla Hennen of Ghent, MN; Kathy Ireland of Diamondhead, MS; Rose VanUden of Minneota, MN; Darla Vaughn of Amherst, NH; and grandchildren: Austin and Noah Anderson of Fullerton, NE; Aubree, Shae, and Jase Deutz of Minneota, MN; and step-granddaughter Kendell Breyfogle of Tyler, MN.
Kristi is preceded in death by her parents Nick Neisius and Lois Gossen, her brother Butch Kaas, her infant grandson, Joshua Deutz, and her stepson, Justin Breyfogle.
Services are pending for a later date this upcoming summer.