March 14, 2014

Kris Hulsebus, 66, of St. Paul, Minn., died Jan. 26, 2014, after a spinal-fusion surgery triggered a re-emergence of lymphoma, a blood cancer, which she'd fought off three years earlier.

A memorial was held March 3 at Spirit United Interfaith Church in Minneapolis.

Kris grew up in Carroll, graduting from Kuemper Catholic High School in 1968. She earned her bachelor's degree at the Univery of Iowa. She taught junior high school in St. Paul before studying law at the University of Minnesota. In 1976, she was admitted to the Minnesota Bar and went on to more than 35 years practicing real-estate and public-interest law. She was involved in restorative justice as well. Hulsebus was the first woman partner in the large law firm of Oppenheimer, Wolff and Donnelly. But she found her real passion representing the people as an attorney for the Minnesota Attorney General's Office, which she joined in 1991, and after that, at the PCA.

Kris is survived by siblings Laurie Hinckley of Las Vegas and Anthony Hulsebus of Robbinsdale, Minn.

Kris is preceded in death by her parents Cy and Lois Hulsebus, sister Mary Hulsebus and brother Terry Hulsebus.