NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI. - Kristina Marie Arbelius, 49, of County Road 510, Negaunee Township, passed away at home early Monday morning, June 2, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.
Kristina was born December 17, 1964 in Grayling to Roy and Bonnie (Ward ) Knight and graduated from Grayling High School, Class of 1982. She lived in numerous places before moving the U.P. in the late 1980's and earning her Licensed Practical Nursing degree from Northern Michigan University. Kristina was employed as an LPN in the Pacemaker Clinic at Marquette General Hospital.
Kristina and her husband loved motorcycling and belonged to the Harley Owner's Group. She also enjoyed gardening, being with her dogs, listening to Eminem, and most of all spending time with her family and friends, especially her beloved grandson.
Surviving are her loving husband, Scott Arbelius; her mother, Bonnie Knight; 2 sons: Daniel Gravelyn of Gwinn and Josh Gravelyn of Lafayette, IN; her grandson, Karter Gravelyn; 2 brothers: Jim (Kellie) Knight of Grayling and Mike (Kerrie) Knight of Holt; her sister, Charlotte (Aaron) Chamberlain of OH; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Kristina was preceded in death by her father.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, June 5th at the Koskey Funeral Home with Rev. D. Michael Carriere officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends from 12:00 noon until the time of services at 2:00 pm at the funeral home on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter (UPAWS) in Kristina's memory.
Kristina's memorial page may be viewed at koskeyfuneralhome.com, where memories and condolences may be shared.