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Jill Kritzberger

November 01, 1977 - October 21, 2017

Funeral Mass - Friday

October 27, 2017
- 10:00am

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

Prayer Service - Thursday

October 26, 2017
- 7:00pm

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

Visitation - Thursday

October 26, 2017
5:30pm - 7:00pm

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church


Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro

Jill Kritzberger

November 01, 1977 - October 21, 2017


Jill passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Hillsboro Medical Center Hospital due to natural causes.

Jill Marie Kritzberger was born on November 1, 1977, the daughter of Francis and Elizabeth (Vettel) Kritzberger in Hillsboro. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church where she was a lifelong member. Jill grew up on the family farm near Hillsboro and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1996. She attended NDSCS in Wahpeton where she graduated with an associate degree in Practical Nursing in 1998. She worked at ManorCare in Fargo, Altru in Grand Forks, and also in Hillsboro.

Jill was united in marriage to Jason Spaar in 2001. From this union her daughter Janessa was born in 2001. They later divorced. In 2008, Jill gave birth to twin girls. She lovingly gave these girls up for adoption. With her fiancé Eric Eggen, her youngest child, Gabriel was born in 2011.

Jill was a sentimental loving and caring person who loved her children above all else. She struggled with medical issues over the last number of years.

Jill is survived by her fiancé, Eric Eggen; children – Janessa Spaar of Hillsboro; Clare Overby and Isabel Overby of Madison, SD; Gabriel Eggen of Hillsboro; and step-sons, Alex and Josh Eggen. Also surviving are her parents, Francis and Liz Kritzberger of Hillsboro; brothers, Pete (Ang) Kritzberger – Evan, Zoe, Ali and Nina of Hillsboro; Leonard Kritzberger – Brennan Morris of Hillsboro; David (April) Kritzberger – Ryan Flechsing, Nadia of Lincoln, ND; and John (Jacque) Kritzberger of Hillsboro; sisters, Stephanie Kritzberger of West Fargo, ND; and Jeanne Kritzberger of Fargo; and many aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Steven; her grandparents Walter N. and Margaret Mary Vettel, Leonard Kritzberger, Laurence and Edna Vettel; her uncles, Lynn and Terry Kritzberger, and Bill Nero; her aunt, Bev Dennis; and her cousin, Amy Kritzberger.

The Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:00 AM on Friday, October 27 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Hillsboro, ND, with visitation beginning one hour prior. A prayer service will take place at 7:00 PM on Thursday, October 26 at the church, with visitation beginning at 5:30 PM. Burial will take place at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery in Hillsboro, ND.


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25 responses to “Jill Kritzberger”

  1. Rochelle Beck says:

    Eric Gabe and family. Sending so much to you all. Jill had a heart of gold and will be missed everyday.
    Jill i will miss you so much and you will forever be in my heart. Thank you for always being a wonderful friend.
    Love always Rochelle Aaron Aj

  2. Sharon says:

    Francis and Liz, Our hearts go out to you and your whole family. So heartbreaking to lose a child.
    Love, Sharon & Dewey

  3. Deb Daniels says:

    My condolences and prayers to you all. I worked with Jill at hospital and she was very kind and caring. So sad to hear of her passing so soon.

  4. Mike Boeddeker says:

    Our prayers are with your family during these hard times.

  5. Lisa Morris says:

    My condolences to the family ❤️ All my love, Lisa

  6. Colette and Howard says:

    Sweet Jill, you left us way too early. You have the smile of an angel. May you Rest In Peace!

  7. Deb Wald says:

    May the Lord send his angels to wrap their arms around you during this difficult time. I am so sorry to hear about Jill’s passing. May we treasure the memories that we have of her. Rest in peace Jill.

  8. Vicki Madsen says:

    Francis and Liz ,I am so sorry to hear of Jill’s passing. My heart goes out to you and your family! My God surround you with his love and bring peace to you and your family !

  9. Chasity Martin says:

    Jill I didn’t know you for very long. But the love i saw between you and Eric was great. I wish we could of gotten to know each other more. You will be missed by all of us. Watch over Eric and gab and the rest of the family. Will see you up in heaven. Love always Brian and chasity martin

  10. Sandy Kerr says:

    So sorry to learn of Jill’s passing. I remember her from elementary school, she was such a sweet girl and always had a smile. Prayers and sympathy to the Kritzberger family.

  11. Diane Sundby says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. It’s very hard losing a sibling. Hugs to you

  12. Bill & Ann Vettel says:

    Liz, Francis & Janessa,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Our deepest sympathy

    We love you.
    Bill & Ann

  13. Ashley Abrahamson says:

    My sympathy and prayers are with you all in this time of pain

  14. Bonnie Spicer says:

    My sincere sympathy to all of Jill’s family. A memorial has been sent to OSLC , Hillsboro, Bonnie Spicer and Charles Belanus

  15. Cheri Goertz says:

    Liz,Frances, janessa and Erick, our hearts are broken hearing the loss of your beloved Jill. May God wrap his loving arms around you all and guide you thru these difficult days. Sending heartfelt prayers to all if you.

  16. Carole Dawes says:

    We are so sorry to read of the untimely death of Jill and send our deepest sympathy. May the resurrection hope that Jesus promised at John 5:28,29 of seeing our love ones again give you comfort during this time of sorrow.
    With prayers,
    The Dawes family

  17. Betty says:

    Liz, Francis, Eric, Janessa, Gabe and extended family………….our hearts are saddened by the untimely death of Jill. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers as you face this loss and the days ahead adjusting to the void in all of your lives.

    Keith & Betty Meyer

  18. Sherri Garza says:

    RIP sweet angel you will be truly missed . Keeping all the family in my prayers and thoughts during this time may God give you some peace of mind during this difficult time.

  19. Lynda Riley says:

    My thoughts and prayers to Eric, Gabe and the Kritzberger family. Jill, you have accomplished your mission on earth. Now soar above the clouds, spread your wings and shower us with your eternal sunshine.

  20. Lynda Riley says:

    condolences to Eric, Gab, and the Kritzberger Family. We will Miss Jills sweet smile. My prayers are with you and your family.

  21. Dollie Gerwien says:

    codolences to Eric, Gab, and the Kritzberger Family. We will all miss Her sweet smile. My prayers going to the Family

  22. Cindy Hansen says:

    So sorry for your loss. May God carry you through this difficult time.

  23. Gerry Haga says:

    Francis and Liz and related family—Our hearts go out to you to lose a child is so heartbreaking. Our prayers go out to your whole family and my God reach out to you and bring you peace.

  24. Gary & Theresa Mueller-Scheibelhut says:

    Liz, Francis & the entire family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you say good bye to Jill. She may be gone but not forgotten as she will be in your hearts forever. “It is in dying that we are born to eternal life”…love and hugs…

  25. Amaury alonso says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Rest assured Jill is in our Almighty father, Jehovah’s memory. He promises in Isaiah 33:24 that the day will come when “no one will be sick”. The Bible also tells us about an upcoming resurrection where all our loved ones sleeping in death will have the opportunity to live in a peaceful earth just like he intended from the beginning (John 5:28&29). These are great words of comfort and hope towards the future I will include your family in my prayers.

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