Life Story for
Kristina J. Keirn
Kristina J. “Tina” Keirn, 58, of Highland, Ill., died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at Highland Health Care Center in Highland, Ill.
Tina was born on April 10, 1960, in Whittier, Calif., the daughter of Donald W. and Jo Ann (née Bolin) and grew up in Northern California. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in industrial arts from Fresno State University. In 1988 she started working at a company that later became B-Line in Oakland, Calif. She transferred to Reno, Nev., and then to Highland, Ill. For a short time she worked for B-Line in Denver, Colo., and came back to Highland, Ill. She worked for B-Line Eaton for 30 years in customer service. She enjoyed crafts, cooking, scrapbooking, needlepoint and music and had a great interest in following politics and a great enthusiasm for watching films.
Survivors include father and stepmother Donald W. (Christine nee Cieslik) Keirn of Hailey, Idaho; brother Tim W. (Kathleen) Keirn of Long Beach, Calif.; nephew Peter Max Keirn of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and friends Dawn Zobrist, Darla Smilek and Sue Messerli, all of Highland, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Jo Ann Keirn (née Bolin), who died April 21, 1999.
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, Ill.
A celebration of life will be held at E.L. Flanagan’s, 2635 Plaza Drive in Highland, Ill., on Nov. 10, from 1-3 p.m. Interment was at Hailey Cemetery in Hailey, Idaho.
Memorial contributions may be made to Planned Parenthood, the American Cancer Society or the Sierra Club.