Krista Jo Bugenhagen
Krista Jo Bugenhagen, 41, passed away courageously and in peace at her home on Thursday, December 13th, 2018. Krista was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and spent her childhood living in Birmingham, Michigan and then Bloomington, Illinois. At the time of her death, Krista lived with her husband, Jim, in Stamford, Connecticut and their two young sons, Mason and Damon.
Krista attended college at Northern Illinois University, earning a Bachelor’s of Administration in Marketing. Krista then moved to New York City and in 2001 she began her career with Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex in New York City where she excelled in her roles as Executive Assistant and Manager of the Human Resources Departments at the New York and Connecticut locations. For over 15 years, Krista also served as the Administrator of the Sky Rink Youth Scholarship Fund, a role for which she was extremely passionate.
Survivors include her husband, Jim Bugenhagen; sons, Mason and Damon; father, Richard (Tony) Ritter and mother, Barbara Ritter of Shell Knob, Missouri; brother, Matthew Ritter and nephew, Colin Ritter of Marengo, Illinois; and extended family.
Two separate celebration of life ceremonies will be held in Stamford, Connecticut and Indianapolis, Indiana with dates to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made in Krista’s memory to the American Cancer Society; by phone 800-227-2345, by mail at P.O. Box 42020, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or online at www.cancer.org. Donations by phone or mail should be restricted to breast cancer.