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Kerstin Marie Colmus, 19, beloved daughter of Joe and Ann (LeRoux) Colmus gained her angel wings on April 18, 2017.
Kerstin was born June 30, 1997 in Saginaw, where she began her childhood until the age of four, when she and her family moved to Traverse City.
Growing up, her smile would light up any room. She was independent, driven, thoughtful, selfless, funny, giving and had a heart of gold. She literally was one of the best people to be around.
Kerstin was a graduate of Saint Francis in 2015 and continued on with her hard work and determination from high school by excelling at Northwestern Michigan College with a soon to be associate's degree. Her dream was to receive a bachelor's degree in business, although she hadn't decided on the school of choice. Even with being a full time student, Kerstin managed to still find time to work an average of 40 hours a week between 4Front Credit Union and Amical Restaurant.
She would openly admit that she "ran like a girl" even while playing softball in high school.
She was the family baker, making cheesecakes from scratch while dancing thru the kitchen and singing at the top of her lungs. She lovingly wore her nickname of Barbie, and her older sister, Kate would call her "my person."
Her collection of shoes and fancy clothes that sparkled filled up her room and her everyday outfit choices were a true testament to the beautiful and bubbly soul she was.
Kerstin knew the Detroit Tigers by name and made it a point as often as possible to catch a game. Her generosity was endless and after returning home from any outing she would always have special gifts and treats for her family. Not just for baseball, she was a true sports enthusiast for most sports and was able to stay in most heated conversations about player statistics. Kerstin was loved and will be missed dearly by her mom and dad; her big sister, Katelynn; her grandparents, Rose Reinbold, Eugene Colmus Sr. and Judy and Bill LeRoux; her aunt, Carli (Jim) Anderson; and uncles, Dave (Julia) LeRoux, Jeff (Paige) LeRoux, John (Melissa) LeRoux and Shawn Campbell. Also missing her are her cousins, Alex and Haleigh Anderson and Christian, Dalton, Justin, Mason and Maddie LeRoux; as well as special friends, Elizabeth Gallagher and Rachael Nickerson.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a contribution to the Traverse City Right to Life in Kerstin's honor at 2240 W. South Airport Rd., Traverse City, MI 49684.
A private celebration of Kerstin's life will be held. If you wish to consider a floral tribute as an expression of sympathy, please have them delivered on Monday, April 24 to the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
Please visit www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com to share your memories and condolences for Kerstin's family on her tribute page.
The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
Published on April 22, 2017
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