Amanda Krigbaum

Amanda Marie Krigbaum, age 31, of Lansing, MI, passed away unexpectedly January 25, 2019.  She was born December 19, 1987, in Midland, MI, to Stephen Krigbaum and Karen Robertson.

Amanda lived her life with passion and intensity, whether she was pursuing academics, sports, music or public service.  During her grade school years, she made honor roll as well as tended goal for one of Michigan’s leading travel soccer teams: The Shooting Stars. As a young adult, she served as the student liaison on the board of directors for Midland’s Creative 360.

She graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Life Science. She was always curious about brain functioning and chemistry. As an undergraduate, she was awarded funding for work as a researcher in the Department of Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience lab.  Her work on stress and the brain contributed to team research that was published in the European Journal of Neuroscience and the Behavioral Brain Research journals, and she was so proud to be cited as a co-author in this work.

While waiting to begin her doctorate at Logan in the fall, Amanda was managing the Biggby Coffee near the state capital building.

Throughout Amanda’s lifetime, music was central to who she was. She continued to develop her voice, recorded her songs and often performed with friends and other musicians including her brothers and stepfather.

Amanda is survived by her father, Stephen Krigbaum; mother, Karen Robertson; stepfather, Michael Robertson; siblings, Benjamin and Connor Robertson; Jacob and Katie Krigbaum; grandparents, James and Maxine Nethery; and stepgrandparents, Walter and Wanda Robertson.

Friends are welcome to gather at UrbanBeat, 1213 Turner Rd., Lansing, MI, on Sunday, February 24, 2019, beginning at 4:30 p.m. There will be a celebration of life service held from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Following the service, everyone is welcome to visit until 7:00 p.m. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to an organization that uses music to heal:

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Mark Gresens
January 31, 2019 at 3:34 pm

Amanda will never be forgotten always loved. She was such a bright light in even the darkest room. My prayers are with the family and friends.

Pat Wolcott
February 1, 2019 at 12:27 pm

Karen I am so sorry for you and your families loss.

Timothy Rowles
February 1, 2019 at 9:33 pm

Beautiful soul. May she Rest In Peace. My heart goes out to her family and loved ones.

February 2, 2019 at 8:35 pm

A beautiful soul with a heart full of gold,
She may be gone but will never be lost.
I loved Amanda with all my heart.
I will pray for her family, my heart goes out to you all. She is finally at peace.

Cynthia Cusmano
February 5, 2019 at 5:15 pm

Amanda left a mark on everyone she touched. I will miss her smile so much. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Aime Easter
February 5, 2019 at 6:16 pm

I thank God for blessing me with you. So heartbroken that you are gone. I will always love you roomie. Rest peacefully beautiful Angel.

Kaela Canty
February 5, 2019 at 7:05 pm

Oh no I can’t believe this.. if someone could please contact me and tell me what happened I’d be very appreciative my number is 802/698/3305.

Amanda… words will not ever do this situation justice… this is quite the blow. I’ve missed you immensely for quite sometime… at our age is seems that we always think we will have more time. More time to catch up, more time to have families, more time to just well honestly just more time to live. Here we are however and it seems the joke was on us. God I miss you and how much I’ve missed you over the years. Rest easy Amanda. I suppose maybe it really is true; maybe your flame just burned a tad too bright love ?. Welcome home hun and sleep with the angels.

February 5, 2019 at 10:03 pm

Amanda was one of the most kind and beautiful souls to ever walk this Earth. Her selflessness and willingness to share her experience, strength, and hope lifted me out of a deeply dark time. May her family be surrounded in peace, love, and light in the way Amanda brought those gifts to everyone she encountered.

February 6, 2019 at 2:12 pm

Rest in Peace Amanda, you we’re so bright and talented – you will be dearly missed.

Andrew Irish
February 6, 2019 at 7:05 pm

Damn, Amanda, you were really something. And not just cuz your program inspired, or that You happened to just kick ass at my favorite genre, but because You were so damn kind.
Amanda, Your art was supposed to reach the world. To encourage poetry and strength in women. You were supposed to keep being one of those people that literally everyone lights up to see. You raise the energy in the room when you’re present or even discussed, like today. Right now, thinking of you makes me feel good about myself. It’s so utterly selfish, but you really knew how to make everyone feel like they were cool. Like you have a sh*t if we are ok. And it was genuine. My heart is breaking and it makes me shake thinking about how utterly loved you are. There are so many people, fiercely missing you right now. To all of you who felt Amanda Krigbaum was special, I love you.

Allison Reed
February 7, 2019 at 7:52 pm

This is devastating news. My condolences to family and friends. She was a special person. I hope to be able to attend the memorial service.

February 8, 2019 at 6:09 pm

She was one of my sweet Willow Place Girls… Gave her a ride home my first day. We saw each other a lot and she was a kindred spirit. I am blessed to have known her and pray for this disease to be stopped. #RebelRecoveryFlorida

Casey Eaglefeather Brynes
February 8, 2019 at 9:43 pm

There is just so much to say about Amanda, she just lit up every room she’d walk into… you made us all laugh so much at work, I really enjoyed getting to know you, you were a good friend. There are so many good memories with you driving around pokemon hunting, Sunday brunch, the fourth of july, going to the beach, playing guitar and just talking about life. you are so missed Amanda, I am so sorry to see you leave this world in tragedy but now you may finally be a peace.

Porsha Guild
February 10, 2019 at 10:07 am

Thank you for being so open, raw, beautiful, open-armed, understanding, creative, and talented during the short time I knew you when we crossed paths in recovery. You were such a genuine, original, amazing woman and you will never be forgotten for all of the beauty and positivity you put out into the world. Play on moon child!

Cyndy McCormick
February 12, 2019 at 9:57 pm

So sorry to hear of Amanda’s passing. We met Amanda through our son Justin, we admired her musical talent. Always remember her as a sweet , beautiful women. Prays for your family.
Kevin and Cyndy McCormick

ann krigbaum
February 19, 2019 at 1:26 pm

we will MISS you.
you sang at each of my parent’s wake.
so healing! so beautiful!

February 22, 2019 at 1:39 pm

Your smile will forever be in my heart.
Your beautiful voice in my ears.
Your talents will never be forgotten.
Keep smiling and keep sharing that beauty
with in.
To Amanda’s family I Love you.
And may you always feel her Love in your hearts.

Kristine Gaertner
February 23, 2019 at 4:23 pm

My condolences to Amanda’s family and all who loved her. I knew Amanda just a little bit through mutual friends. Our paths crossed at functions, a couple in my home. She was easy to like and want to be near, warm, respectful, genuine and kind. She touched my heart and I will never forget her. I stumbled on her music on ReverbNation and had no idea what a talented musician she was. Her songs are on my playlist and I will cherish them always.


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