Amy Jo Kulenkamp, 47, of Spring Valley, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire.
Amy was born March 15, 1963, the daughter of Kenneth and Elizabeth (DeGroot) Kriedeman at Menominee, Mich. She grew up at Crivitz, Wis., and graduated from Marinette High School in 1981. Graduated from UW-River Falls and received a Bachelor’s degree in food service and animal nutrition in 1991.
While in River Falls she worked at the Country Kitchen and the Amoco Station. On May 11, 1991, she married Elvin Kulenkamp at Crivitz. They have lived in Spring Lake Township since 1991. Amy worked for Stockman’s for many years and has worked for Valley Feeds in Menomonie for about the past 7 years.
Amy was an “organizer.” She assisted with the Dare Ride and many trail rides. She was president of the St. Croix Rider Saddle Club and helped arrange many of their events. She loved barrel racing and trail riding and spent countless hours with her horses and other animals. She was points coordinator of the Wisconsin Girl’s Barrel Racing Association; member of the Better Barrel Horse Racers; member of the National Barrel Horse Association; a member of the Women’s Ducks Unlimited, and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Preceded in death by grandparents and her mother- and father-in-law.
Survivors include husband, Elvin, Spring Valley; two sons, Justin and Josh; her parents; two brothers, Ronald Kriedeman, Pennsylvania, and Tim Kriedeman, Crivitz; five sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law, Blythe Baughman, Cincinatti, Ohio, Kathleen (Leroy) Amunrud, Clyde Park, Mont., Michal (Thomas) Jorgens, Cookston, Minn., Theresa (Mike) Rangitsch, St. Paul, Leah Kulenkamp, Duluth, and Joel Kulenkamp, Menominee, Mich.; many other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Spring Valley. Memorial service will be at St. John’s at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, with Rev. D. Peter Frieberg officiating.
Amy’s final act was to give the gift of life to another through organ donation.
Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley handled arrangements.