MADISON—Christina F. Kavanaugh, age 62, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2018, after suffering Sjogren’s Disease for 10 years.

Chris was born in Bloomington, Ill., on Nov. 9, 1954, the daughter to Harvey and Darlene (Gottschall) Theel. She was united in marriage to Michael Kavanaugh on June 16, 1973. Together they raised three children.

Chris worked in the commercial insurance industry for 35 years. She loved to travel and was an avid Packers and Badgers fan.

Chris is survived by her husband of 44 years, Michael; her children, Kiersten, Ryan and Jennifer Kavanaugh; her sisters, Brenda Rasmussen and Patty (Don) Ringstad; she also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, that she loved dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister and brother-in-law, Fran and Tom Gassen.

A celebration of life gathering will be held at BARRINGTON PLACE CLUB HOUSE, 5201 Brookside Drive, in Madison, on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at 2 p.m.

The family would like to give special thanks to the TLC staff at UW Hospital and family and friends for their love and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends of UW Health, 301 S. Westfield Road, Suite 250, Madison, WI 53717

Please share your memories at www.CressFuneralService.com.

Cress Funeral and Cremation Service

3325 E. Washington Ave., Madison

(608) 249-6666

Cress Funeral and Cremation Service

3325 E. Washington Ave., Madison

(608) 249-6666

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