Age 67, of East Lansing, MI, passed away April 27, 2018. She was born on July 19, 1950, in Flint, Michigan, to Iva and Donald Barber. Kristine graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture. During her time there, she worked on tobacco research used to find ways to better feed those living in third-world countries. At MSU, she became involved with computers and started her career in Information Technology. She was a programmer and was a Database Administrator for the State of Michigan. Kristine loved crafting, gardening, reading, swimming, painting, and playing the ukulele.
Kristine was married to her soul mate, Jeffrey, for 41 years. She leaves behind her husband, three daughters (Kelley Goldblatt, Jessica Goldblatt and Jennifer Marvin), and two grandchildren (Connor and Ciara Marvin). She is also survived by her brother Randy Barber (wife Barbra), two nieces (Jemery Lawler and Elizabeth Rensberger) and a nephew (Randy Barber Jr.). She was preceded in death by her parents and sister (Sheila Rensberger).
The memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Kristine’s name to the Breast Cancer Program at the University of Michigan.