Watering station built at Tomahawk Dog Park serves as memorial to longtime city resident
For the Tomahawk Leader
TOMAHAWK – Good news for Tomahawk area dog park users, both four legged and two legged: Visitors of the dog park will find a newly constructed watering station.
The beautiful fountain, constructed of all stainless steel and wrapped in polished stainless steel, will provide dogs and park users alike a cool drink of water. The fountain is sheltered by a 10’ by 10’ structure, built to last!
The structure, located at the Tomahawk Dog Park west of SARA Park on Somo Ave., was built as a memorial to longtime Tomahawk resident Kris Klessig by her family and friends.
Kris loved all animals, but she especially loved dogs. She had many dogs over the course of her life, and every dog she owned was the luckiest dog in the world.
It is her family’s hope that her spirit, her generosity and especially her love for dogs will live on through the memorial.
Even if you’re not lucky enough to be a dog owner currently, it will be worth your time to make a trip to SARA Park and see the memorial with your own eyes. It was constructed with the help of some exceptionally talented folks, most of whom were dear friends of Kris.
The family of Kris Klessig would like to thank the following for making this dream come true:
Kyle Jaeger and sons, who, along with Kyle’s father Rick and Bob Anderson, did the carpentry; Steve Sondelski, who designed and engineered the fountain; Terry Radtke and Bill Smith, for the construction; Glenn Pozorski and John Rainville, for their plumbing expertise; Dan Barlog and Fletch, who did the roof; Drexel Lumber Co. and Tomahawk Monument for materials; and City of Tomahawk Parks and Rec. Foreman Steve Borem and his crew.
See you at the park!