Amy Madelyn (Krings) Hossfeld
passed away peacefully Saturday, November 20, 2021, surrounded by family. She had lived with brain cancer for over four years and it was time to lay down that burden to join God and the angels in Heaven.
Amy was born on April 8, 1975 in Hazelwood, Missouri. She is survived by her husband, Tim, and daughters Madelyn and Delia of St. Charles, and parents, Glenn and Barbara Krings of Hazelwood. She is also survived by 9 siblings: Dan (Deborah) Krings, Bill (Janet) Krings, Glenn (Trina) Krings, Paul Krings, Celeste (Troy) Schmeiderer, Carl Krings, Jean (Zaven) Nalbandian, John (Karen) Krings, and Ed (Jenny) Krings. We will miss our youngest sister dearly. She was a light of joy in our lives. Amy was also a loving aunt to 18 nieces and nephews and 12 grand-nieces and nephews. She was a dear niece and cousin to extended family across the Midwest. She leaves behind numerous friends and colleagues who treasured her friendship and will miss her dearly, especially close friends Amy Bower Niko, Joan Wacker Papin, and Erin Brennan Winscel, who were there to brighten her days and ease her pain through this journey. Amy and Tim were married in June of 2006 and shared a love of science, nature, adventure and family. Amy was a devoted, fun-loving, caring mother to Madelyn and Delia. Her role as mother was the most cherished in her life.
Amy was a beautiful combination of kindness, boldness, humor and energy. Known for her love of hiking, biking, frogs, flowers and the great outdoors, she spent a lot of time in nature enjoying God’s gifts. Amy was a multi-talented woman who was an excellent cook, seamstress and crafter. She made several Christmas dresses for her daughters and her handiwork in decor graces her home. We will miss her creative desserts at our family gatherings. Amy held a biology degree from UMSL and for ten years she worked for some of St. Louis’ leading biopharmaceutical companies, including Wyeth, Genetics Institute, and Johnson & Johnson. Her education began at St. Martin de Porres Catholic grade school in Hazelwood and continued at St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Aquinas-Mercy) in Florissant.
Amy was a giving, generous person who was happy to be a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. As the young whipper-snapper of the group, she created and maintained their Facebook page. Even in her illness, she would collect donation items, organize Christmas adopt-a-family efforts, and never stopped caring about others. She decided that those in need still need to be able to celebrate birthdays, so she was passionate about creating “birthday bundles” to help those in need. Amy would gather cake mixes, party decorations and candles and package them together for needy families. Amy chose to donate her body to science in the hopes of helping others. This kind of energy and service is emblematic of the way Amy lived her life, always looking for ways to bring joy to others.
Services: Visitation and memorial Mass will be held Wednesday, November 24 at St. Joseph Catholic Church Cottleville, 1355 Motherhead Road, St. Charles, MO 63304. Visitation at 10 a.m. with the Mass to follow at 11 a.m. Luncheon will follow Mass in the Parish Hall. All are invited. In lieu of flowers, we ask for donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.