Christine M. Skenadore

Christine Marie “Chrissy-Bear” Skenandore, 33, of Gresham, started her spiritual journey home on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018.

Chrissy-Bear was born Dec. 5, 1984, in Shawano County, a daughter of Michelle Johnson and the late Samuel Skenandore. She attended the Menominee Tribal School and Appleton schools, graduating from Appleton West High School in 2003. Following high school, Chrissy-Bear was employed at Aunty Annie’s Pretzel Shop in the Fox River Mall. She was currently employed at the Dollar General in Green Bay.

Chrissy-Bear loved family get-togethers and spending time with her children. She was an avid softball player. Chrissy-Bear and her favorite cousin loved to bomb around in the woods, listening to music and sitting by the campfire. She was also excellent at braiding people’s hair.

Survivors include her five children, Legacy Skenandore and Akasha Skenandore, of Gresham, Joseph Sanapaw IV, of Keshena, Reina Madrid and Roland Madrid, of Green Bay; her mother, Michelle Johnson, of Gresham; her siblings, Markie Skenandore, of Gresham, Aremina (Daro) James, of Neopit, and Nevada Skenandore, of Green Bay; her special aunt, Sherry King-James, of Keshena; special brothers, Austin Johnson, of Shawano, Rodney Twinn Jr., of Keshena, and Shawn (Kathy) Pamonicutt, of Shawano. She is further survived by her paternal grandparents, Ron and Carol Skenandore, of Keshena; special nieces, Náeena Skenandore, Perseus Boivin, Arianne Miller and Cherena James; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Samuel; her maternal grandparents, George and Christine Johnson; uncles, Michael “Mike” King, Darwin “Butch” King, Leonard “LB” Johnson, George Johnson Jr. and Brian Johnson; and her aunt, Kandace “Kandy” Brown.

Traditional services for Christine M. Skenandore will be held Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Sherry King-James residence, N646 Burnett Lane, Keshena. The Rev. Joel Jores will officiate. Visitation will begin at the residence after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, and continue until the time of service on Friday.

Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.