Date of Death: January 21, 2021
According to Kristen’s wishes, cremation has been conducted. Visitation will be held Friday, February 5, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with visitation an hour prior to service. A private graveside service will be held at Riverside Cemetery.
A video of the memorial service can be viewed here.
Kristen K. (Hicks) Borst, 49, of Three Rivers, went to be with the Lord Thursday, January 21, 2021 at home with her loving family by her side.
She was born October 23, 1971 in Three Rivers, the daughter of Teddy and Sue Ellen (Jackson) Hicks. She attended Three Rivers Schools, graduating with highest honors in Class of 1989. During high school she participated in band, where she was first chair trumpet player, along with playing basketball, volleyball, and a member of National Honor Society. Kristen was an avid animal lover, showing horses all throughout her 4-H years. Kristen went on to graduate from Ferris State University School of Pharmacy where she was a member of Lambda Kappa Sigma Sorority. She worked for Village Pharmacy for many years. They were a wonderful support throughout her struggle. Her co-workers and customers in Colon did a lot to support her, selling T-shirts, etc., and her friends in Three Rivers had two fundraisers for help thru difficult times.
Her life revolved around being a doting mother to her daughters and faithful dedication to her career. She had an infectious smile and was a hero to all her family and friends. She had endless courage and her legacy will be treasured in the hearts of all who were touched by her kindness.
She was preceded in death by her beloved Grandma Dorothy Jackson; grandparents, Harry and Hazel Hicks; special aunt, Janine (Jackson) Lenderink.
Kristen leaves to cherish her memory two precious daughters, McKenzie Sue and Madelyn Jo Borst; her parents, Ted and Sue Hicks; sisters, Robin (Ray) Friel, Rebecca Weiderman, and Renee (Jeff) Draime. She had 14 beloved nieces and nephews who all adored her and 21 great-nieces and nephews; many extended family including aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Donations in Kristen’s memory may be directed to Hospice of Southwest Michigan or St. Joseph County Animal Rescue Fund. Envelopes are available and may also be sent to Hohner Funeral Home in care of her arrangements.
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Kristen was nice, friendly, funny, smart, loving, and hard-working. If you knew her, you already knew all this and more. My condolences go out to her loving parents, siblings, children and extended family. She will be very missed by all.
Ted and Sue and family,
Our thought and prayers are with you.
Ted, Sue and Family,
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We will keep you in our prayers.
My thoughts and prayers to Kristen’s beautiful girls and family. We were roommates at Ferris and I have so many amazing memories of her! She was beautiful and always had a smile on her face. Kind to everyone with a heart of gold. She was and still is in my prayers daily. Rest in peace, beautiful soul.
I was heartbroken when I heard. She was a princess warrior, such a fighter. My heart hurts for her daughters, her parents and siblings, and all of her extended family. You are all in my prayers! It was an extraordinary privilege to know her and call her a friend. She had the most beautiful smile, biggest heart, and the fiercest loyalty to her friends. She was one of my best friends from HS. We had the best of times, so much laughter, some tears, study sessions, band memories, fair moments, weekends spent getting into trouble or making our own fun, and of course, weddings and big birthday celebrations shared after college. She loved deeply and always wanted the best for those she loved. I will always remember her with a smile. The night I found out she passed, I pulled out all of our old photos, poured a glass of wine, and cried. She was so brave and had such fire. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and those who had the privilege to hold her hand in her last days. Thank you for the countless memories, Kristen. I treasure each one of them. My deepest sympathies to the whole family.
Ted, Sue & Family,
We will continue to send peace and good thoughts your way just like we have been all throughout Kristen’s illness. She sure did put up a BIG fight and she always looked great while doing so! Your memories will always keep her close to your hearts. May she rest in peace.
Dear Sue and Ted,
I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter, Kristen. Please know that my heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to you during this time of grief and sorrow. May the Lord grant you and the family a peace and comfort in the coming days that only He can give.
So sorry to hear about the loss of Kristen – I’m thinking of her daughters & family. We had many of the same classes together, and spent time involved with several clubs . Everyone reading this knows how how great of a personality she had – we shared many laughs growing up. Our class lost a great friend in Kristen.
My thoughts and prayers for the entire Hicks family.
Dear Ted, Sue and family..my deepest sympathy goes out to you with the loss of Kristen. She fought a great battle but her fighting time was over. Know that she is in heaven , pain free and singing with the angels. Your memories will keep you going..love and prayers
No more pain rip Kristen my heart goes out to all of the family thoughts and prayers
We are so saddened for the loss of your daughter and sister.
Our family is thinking of you all.
So very sorry. Bob & Kitty Gearhart
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this tragic time she was a true Hicks scrapper and gave it everything she had our love to you all.
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Thoughts and prayers Ted, Sue, and family. She was a warrior and fought hard. My heart and condolences go out to all❤️
We are so sorry to see the passing of your beautiful daughter. May she be at peace.
Greg and Peggy Criswell.
She found the hard fight with dignity and integrity. Her girls always came first and family a close second. Rest In Peace now and forever. Prayers and hugs🙏🏽❤️
From our family to yours, please accept our deepest sympathy prayers.
It is never easy to lose a beloved family member. Just know that you are not alone. We are all here for you.
No more tears, no more fears, no more pain, no more hurts … your finally at peace and I’m sure you have the beautiful smile on your face dancing to the music in heaven. You will be missed by so much by your family and friends but most of all your two beautiful girls. I pray for peace for them to know your pain and cancer free. We all love you Kristen and we will see you again . Xoxo
Such a nice girl and terrible loss for family and friends. Very very sorry for the families loss. RIP 🙏🙏🙏
So very sorry. Prayers to the entire Hicks family! Rest in peace beautiful girl!
Heaven gained a precious Angel in Kristen. Always with a smile and such a great positive person with a great personality. Our thoughts and prayers for all of the families 🙏
So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the family and friends. May you RIP Kristen. You will be dearly missed.
My heart hurts! Sending prayers and strength to the family! Fly with the Angels you beautiful soul! ❤
So sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. I have such fond memories of Kristen in high school. I enjoyed her fun loving personality with a smile that could light up a room. God’s peace be with you all. Laurie Krum
Thoughts and Prayers go out for all the family.
Ted, Sue & Family,
So very sorry for your loss.
David & Denise Miller
My heart hurts for the entire family. Hugs to all of you. Kristen was one of a kind… strong willed, fun, smart, personable, professional, loving and caring and that’s just a few of her qualities, I could go on and on. Being the youngest of the “Hicks girls” she had a little bit of each of her older sisters in her and what a whirlwind she was and she passed that on to her girls!! She fought hard for as long as she could.. and she will be terribly missed by her friends and family, especially her daughters… take her memories and cherish them and make her proud, she will always be watching over you!!
She fought the good fight and now she belongs to the Angels. Prayers for peace and strength in this time
Prayers and thoughts to all. In memory we remember the light she shined and the fun loving personality she displayed.
My deepest condolences go out to the entire Hicks family and to Kristen’s girls you are all in my thoughts and prayers!😭😭 May you rest in peace beautiful lady of grace you were one in a million for sure kristen and will be deeply missed by anyone who had the pleasure of knowing you.
I am thinking of you Becky with such a heavy heart I know you saw her thru it all I love ya Beck
Wendy (haigh) peterson
So sorry to hear of your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. I can’t imagine losing a daughter. I know she was very special to everyone who knew her. Love and hugs to your family Cheryl Hughey Anderson
Love ya cuz!
You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Kristen.
Heaven gained another 😇..
I will miss you my friend.
Fly high my friend and Rest In Peace 🙏
My thoughts and prayers for the family and friends of Kristen.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Hicks Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The good Lord got a wonderful angel. She will be missed. The memories you have are priceless.
Barb and Jerry Waldo Kristen was Beautiful inside and out I Loved that young Lady FLY HIGH BEAUTIFUL YOUNG ANGEL . MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYER’S GO OUT TO HER GIRLS AND ALL THE HICKS ,DRAIME,FRIEL AND BECKY”S FAMILIES LOVE ALL YOU GUY’S
Our thoughts & prayers are being sent to all of the family. She will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time and the coming days. Kristen was so loved and such a strong lady during her fight with this disease. May your memories of Kristen and all the good times, family fun and joy bring some comfort to you now and in the following days.
Sending our love and hugs, Jan & Dick