Kirsten June Wrieden, 46, of Keokuk, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in Keokuk, Iowa.
Kirsten was born on June 28, 1971, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of Russell and June Harstad Tokheim. On August 17, 1997, she was united in marriage to Jamie Wrieden at First Lutheran Church in Keokuk. He survives. Kirsten was an honor graduate of South High School in Minneapolis. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in elementary education with an endorsement in special education from Luther College in Decorah. She earned a Master's Degree with reading specialist from University of Northern Iowa (UNI). She had been a resident of Keokuk since 1993 and was employed as a teacher for Keokuk Community Schools. She advocated for her students and children she met. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church and Church Women's Group. Kirsten's family always came first. She enjoyed exercising with her friends.
Kirsten is survived by her husband Jamie Wrieden of Keokuk; son Brett Wrieden and daughter Brook Wrieden both of Keokuk; her parents, Russell and June Tokheim of Edina, MN; brother Mark Tokheim of Fargo, ND; sister Karin (Greg) Meier of Savage, MN, and their children Garrett and Keynon; mother-in-law Sheldia Wrieden of Keokuk; sister-in-law Tracy (Ron) Hartis of Keokuk and their children Kortnie (Drew) Wear and Broc Hartis of Keokuk.
Kirsten was preceded in death by her grandparents, Gladys & Edwin Tokheim and Gena & Halvor Harstad, and father-in-law, John Wrieden.
A Celebration of her Life will be at 10:30 AM Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Wright Field House in Keokuk with Rev. Rodney Underwood officiating. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday, October 6, 2017 at DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Center at 917 Blondeau after 2:00 PM with family meeting friends from 5 to 8 PM.
Memorials may be made for her children's college fund.
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