Kirsten A. Doyle
January 10, 1971 - January 30, 2021
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory
Lera
Marsha Heizer
Carmen Maso
Nayra
Jo Anne Reding
The Keegans
Chris Lang
Mitzie messina ogura
Richard and Elizabeth Ritt
Ethan Burstin and Family
Mindy
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HABEN Funeral Home & Crematory
8057 Niles Center Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
847.673.6111 | Map
Tuesday 2/2, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

[Please note:  In compliance with public health and safety directives due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, face masks and social distancing will be required. A maximum of 25 people will be allowed in the funeral home at any given time.]

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kirsten Doyle Memorial Fund at the following link:  https://gofund.me/5811b879.

Kirsten A. Doyle, nee Gieler, age 50, of Skokie, died January 30, 2021, at JourneyCare Hospice, Glenview. Kirsten was Legal Counsel for the Chicago Transit Authority. She was born January 10, 1971, in Chicago. Beloved wife of James; loving mother of Jimmy and Jeffrey Fraus, Lera and J.D. Doyle; fond princess of Charlie; dear daughter…

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Lera left a message on March 3, 2021:
I love you bunches Mom.
Michael and Julie Studier left a message on February 4, 2021:
Heartbroken to hear of Kirsten’s death at such a young age. We were good friends with Brian and Dee when Kirsten bounced into all our lives. We followed her growing up as this happy, bright child who could do it all. Such fun watching her become an actor as she went through college, and she was GOOD! We could see so much of her mom in her acting and singing talent. And then Law School?? No problem! Know she was a proud and enthusiastic supporter of her two boys, and then to Jim’s kids. RIP
Helen Mehok left a message on February 4, 2021:
I am so saddened to learn of Kirsten’s passing. She was an honor to our profession and was great to work with -even as adversaries. I first met her at a deposition at the CTA: it was her first deposition since she had just been sworn in a few days before!! May she rest in peace.
Michele korhonen left a message on February 3, 2021:
I'm so very sorry for your loss. Kristen was a bright light knew her weight watchers for many years she inspired me too keep going. I'm here to talk if you need an ear to bend. Prayers and hugs to her entire family.
Cedric Kirksey left a message on February 3, 2021:
Jim and family, you have my deepest condolences. Kirsten will be sorely missed but not forgotten. She was such a joy to be around. She had so much flair. I appreciated Kirsten sharing her knowledge of the law and the game of basketball with me.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Jose Valdes left a message on February 3, 2021:
So sorry for your loss Jim... My prayers go out to you and your family.
Iris Perkins left a message on February 3, 2021:
Jim my condolences to you and your family. Kirsten was a beautiful person. She will be missed, but not forgotten. My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you all.
Marsha Heizer left a message on February 3, 2021:
We will miss her. What an encouraging person she was. I’m blessed to have known her.
Argy Koutsikos left a message on February 3, 2021:
Jim my condolences to you and the kids for your great loss. Kirsten was a force to be reckoned, a very strong women with a palpable energy. She will be missed. May her memory be eternal.
Louise Kross-steppan left a message on February 2, 2021:
My deepest and sincerest condolences on the loss of such a radiant wife, mother, friend and co-worker. I wish you peace. May her spirit shine as brightly as she did when she was with us. Love to you all. Sending all good vibes.
Laura Roman left a message on February 2, 2021:
I am so sorry to hear about Kirsten's passing. She was truly a delightful person to be around. She kept me motivated in Weight Watchers. I appreciated her very much. Loved all her outfits!!! Rest in peace dear Kirsten.
Carmen Maso left a message on February 2, 2021:
My condolences to the Doyle family. Kirsten was a wonderful person. I'm honor to have known her and will always remember her smile and energy. She was an inspiration on how to live life.
Nayra left a message on February 2, 2021:
My deepest condolences and prayers to Jim and the family. I'm so sorry for their loss.
Jo Anne Reding left a message on February 2, 2021:
She is an inspiration for how to lead your life and WW.
The Keegans left a message on February 2, 2021:
Jeff and family, you have our deepest sympathy! We are tremendously saddened for your loss. May the memories of your Mother give you comfort, and her legacy live through you. She impacted so many and will be remembered for her strong spirit and fearlessness! We are here for you if you need anything. The Keegans
Carrie Slaughter left a message on February 2, 2021:
Kirsten was such a good friend to me during my college years. She was in law school while I was doing my Bachelors- she was my mentor and I was envious of her confidence and intelligence. She supported me through hard times- we laughed together, cried together, shopped together, drank margaritas at Champs after work! We did life together for a long time. Jim, thank you for taking such good care of our friend. I’m so sorry for your loss- keeping you and the kids And her mom in our prayers. I run now- I’m team Kirsten all the way whenever you do the next run.
Chris Lang left a message on February 2, 2021:
My prayers and thoughts to the family.
Mitzie messina ogura left a message on February 2, 2021:
the world will not b the same without you.. sending my thoughts and prayers with the whole family.. she was a beautiful ,caring person who affected so many lives.
Hanna Przybylski left a message on February 2, 2021:
Deepest sympathies to the Doyle Family. May her light shine and memory be in your hearts. I knew her from WW meetings, she was the most positive leader, always inspiring us on the WW journey. RIP.
Richard and Elizabeth Ritt left a message on February 2, 2021:
Our deepest sympathy and condolences on your loss. Our prayers are with the family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Ethan Burstin and Family left a message on February 2, 2021:
We’re sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Jimmy.
Mindy left a message on February 2, 2021:
Jim and family—may you feel all of the love so many had for your amazing wife, mother, daughter...what a gift she was. Praying you can somehow feel peace in the midst of your pain. ♥️
Samina Hussain & Qaiser Jamal left a message on February 1, 2021:
To the Doyle Family: Jim, Lera, Jim Jeffrey and JD; We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Kirsten left quite an impression on many and it is very difficult to recover from the loss of someone so vibrant and compassionate. We pray that God gives your family the strength to bear this devastating loss. Our prayers are with you.
Angela Yaylali left a message on February 1, 2021:
Jim and family, you have my deepest condolences on losing your beautiful wife and mother. She was a wonderful friend as my member and then co-worker at WW. She always talked about her children with pride and told us what a wonderful husband Jim was. We will miss her so much but I'm happy she's now in heaven and free of pain. God Bless all of you.
Janie Petit left a message on February 1, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers to your family, i’m so sorry for your loss.
Kathy Marz left a message on February 1, 2021:
Rest in Peace💜
Mark Ketterson left a message on February 1, 2021:
I am saddened beyond belief. My heart goes out to Jim and her family. God go with her, and with you.
Joan kohn left a message on February 1, 2021:
Please accept my concern and my respect for your loss. Kirsten has been so smart, open, honest, funny and joyful. I feel grateful to have had the opportunity to interact with her. She is missed.
Osi Atkins left a message on February 1, 2021:
rest in peace beautiful Kirsten
Char Parziale left a message on February 1, 2021:
Kiss, no words can say how sorry I am for the loss of this amazing woman ! My thoughts and prayers are with you, Char
Kevin Rakers left a message on February 1, 2021:
Kirsten, you were truly one of a kind, and you will be deeply missed by all! Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Jim, Lera, Jimmy, J.D., Jeffrey, and your entire family.
Kara Opheim left a message on February 1, 2021:
In memory of Kirsten, condolences go out to the Family!
Kathy Tydd Bergee left a message on February 1, 2021:
Dee Dee, Brian—such sadness. I will always remember Kirsten as the beautiful, lovely little girl she was. Love , Kathy
Roni Updegraff left a message on February 1, 2021:
In memory of Kirsten A. Doyle, Roni Updegraff lit a candle
Pat Mann left a message on February 1, 2021:
My prayers and good thoughts go out to the family. I knew Kirsten through Weight Watchers. She was a loving and wonderful person with a quirky sense of humor. I will miss her.
Pamela Janas left a message on February 1, 2021:
Kirsten was a Super Lawyer.She was defending her Dad up until 2 days before she passed away. Her real love was for the theater and she performed in many plays.She had real talent and she could sing too! I will miss her so much.God Bless you, Kirsten! Prayers for all the family.
Pamela Janas left a message on February 1, 2021:
Kirsten was a Super Lawyer.She was defending her Dad up until 2 days before she passed away. Her real love was for the theater and she performed in many plays.She had real talent and she could sing too! I will miss her so much.God Bless you, Kirsten! Prayers for all the family.
Bob Kinsler left a message on February 1, 2021:
Kirsten brought such a light to our WW meetings whenever she was a leader for our group meetings. She seemed to bring a joy with her no matter what. I, and I believe most of us in her WW meetings, had no idea of the battle Kirsten was actually fighting this whole time while she was still being so bright and joyous with us. I will miss her so very much.
Susie Lemmer left a message on February 1, 2021:
Thinking of you all. Kirsten lit up the room, plain and simple. I never saw her and didn't have a laugh, which is saying a lot when you are marathon training! Of the large group of South Loop runners, you and she left an indelible mark in my memory. Sending you and your family and kids so much love.
Sue Doyle left a message on February 1, 2021:
I heart goes out to you Jim and family. I will be praying that God gives you peace during this difficult time your going through. Hang on to the memories for they will help you! love ya.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Doreen Davis left a message on February 1, 2021:
Jim, I’m so sorry for your loss, Kirsten will definitely be missed, continuous prayers for you and the family.
Janet Brukner left a message on February 1, 2021:
Kirsten you are a very special sassy lady that will be missed! I am so sad this had happened it is so terrible! My prayers and condolences go to Jim the kids and the rest of the family!
Doug Pociask left a message on February 1, 2021:
I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May Kirsten's soul be at peace with our Heavenly Father. My condolences
Bob and Debby Rosulek left a message on February 1, 2021:
Debby and I are so sorry for your terrible loss. It's not supposed to happen this way. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jessica scheeringa left a message on February 1, 2021:
In memory of Kirsten A. Doyle, Jessica scheeringa lit a candle
Keri (Gilford) Singh left a message on February 1, 2021:
In loving memory of my beloved childhood friend, Kirsten. May her memory be a blessing. (zichrona l’bracha)
Carol Kotsiopoulos-Couris left a message on February 1, 2021:
In memory of Kirsten 🙏❤️🙏
Carol Kotsiopoulos-Couris left a message on February 1, 2021:
In memory of Kirsten 🙏❤️🙏
Carol Kotsiopoulos-Couris left a message on February 1, 2021:
In memory of Kirsten 🙏❤️🙏
Carol Kotsiopoulos-Couris left a message on February 1, 2021:
Jim & Family, Brian , Dee Dee and Gary, So very sorry for your loss, I am heartbroken. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May her memory be eternal 🙏❤️🙏. Take comfort in knowing Kirsten is your guardian angel watching over you all always. She will be missed.
Barbara Ament left a message on February 1, 2021:
I am heartbroken. Kirsten was my 5th grade student. She was lovable, quirky, smart, and adored. I introduced her to Weight Watchers when she was 10 years old, never imagining that it would become such an important part of her life. She was a strong woman who put up a valiant fight. I am blessed to have known her and been inspired by her....
Barbara Ament left a message on February 1, 2021:
I am heartbroken. Kirsten was my 5th grade student. She was lovable, quirky, smart, and adored. I introduced her to Weight Watchers when she was 10 years old, never imagining that it would become such an important part of her life. She was a strong woman who put up a valiant fight. I am blessed to have known her and been inspired by her....
Jill Doyle left a message on February 1, 2021:
Jim, Lera, J.D., Jimmy, and Jeffrey I know there are no words that can ease your grief right now, but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jim Doyle left a message on February 1, 2021:
Kirsten, I love you so much. You made me a better person everyday. I miss you so much already, but glad you are no longer suffering. I will love you for the rest of my life.
Nancy left a message on February 1, 2021:
In memory of Kirsten A. Doyle, Nancy lit a candle
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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