Kristen Danielle Chopp – Mariani

Heaven’s stars shine brighter having received Kristen Danielle Chopp – Mariani, age 32, of Willowbrook, formerly of Brookfield. Loving wife and high school sweet heart of Bob Mariani; beloved daughter of Dawn (Michael) Chopp; daughter in law of Theresa (Ed) Cody; dear sister and best friend of Kate Chopp; cousin and niece to many, inspiring friend to all.

An accomplished nurse, Kristen left a grand legacy of compassionate healing care to both body and soul, patient and family. Multiple Daisy Award Winning. Critical Care Certified. She changed lives of patients and coworkers at MacNeal Hospital since earning her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from University of Illinois at Chicago School of Nursing. Forever pursuing new challenges, she recently began graduate studies at UIC, anticipated graduation 2019.

A celebration from birth, Kristen danced through life with energy, was always kind and patient, life of the party, world traveler, our Superstar! She rose to every challenge and enjoyed the ride. Her short life overflowed with adventure and stories that could inspire countless novels. To know Kristen is a blessing. Healing bodies on earth, she can help heal souls in heaven. Find her in the sky, see her light in the stars.

Memorial gathering Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 12 Noon to time of Service 7 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Interment Private. Champion of animals, Kristen would appreciate donations to PAWS, 1997 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Gemma Cook condolence:

    So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. My condolences.

  2. Jose Vargas condolence:

    My most sincere condolences to the family my prayers to them.

  3. Amit Srivastava condolence:

    I am shocked. My deepest condolences. Kristen was such a wonderful person and a great nurse. She will be missed dearly. Her bright smile will stay forever.

  4. Mary K.Markert Gallmeier condolence:

    My husband, Kevin Sr, my children Kevin Jr& Bridget, & myself, Mary are truly sorry for your loss of a beautiful, kind, young woman: daughter, sister, & wife, Kristen. I don’t think there are exact words to say to help comfort you all at this saddened time! Please know that the whole Chopp& Mariani families will be prayed for & thought of much! She is your Angel of Love& Peace now.We pray for some comforting now for the whole family. Amen.

  5. Nancy Falater condolence:

    I’m still in shock that something this tragic can happen to such a wonderful and loving woman. It’s so sad that such a bright light has been extinguished forever. My heart goes out to the families affected, we all loved her. So blessed to have known her.

  6. Nicole Metoyer condolence:

    I’m truly sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

  7. Shellie condolence:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Kristen was an exceptional person. I will keep her family and friends in my prayers that they will be guided through these rough times.

  8. Don Alsen condolence:

    She was very lovely and full of life.
    May Kristen live on in your hearts.

  9. Dominique McDonald condolence:

    You have my deepest sympathy, I am sorry for your loss. Kris as I called her was an amazing friend, Nurse and confidant. God needed another great angel,weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning.

  10. Erika Gleeson condolence:

    So very sorry for loss of a lovely soul. Prayers for peace and comfort to family and friends.

  11. Tatiana Crowl condolence:

    Those We Love

    Those we love don’t go away;
    They walk beside us every day.

    Unseen, unheard but always near.
    Sill loved, still missed, and very dear.

    Wishing us hope in the midst of sorrow,
    Offering comfort in the midst of pain, both today and tomorrow.

  12. Chip Shaw condolence:

    Another star will be in the sky tonight. “Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy”

  13. Chuck Bareis condolence:

    Kristin was a great nurse and a wonderful person. She will be greatly missed by the while MacNeal family.

  14. Chuck Bareis condolence:

    . . . by the whole MacNeal family.

  15. Ann Bunyan condolence:

    You are so beautiful inside and out. I will miss you! Thank you for teaching me how to treat patients with love and kindness. Thank you for telling me how proud you’re of me the last time we met. It means a lot! I hope I continue to make you proud. Love and prayers to your family and friends.

  16. Christine Carsten condolence:

    There aren’t adequate words to describe what an exceptional young woman Kristin was and what she meant to so many people.She touched so many hearts with her kind caring way.She was the nurse you wanted to care for your loved ones. She was the nurse I valued when I had students who needed a preceptor.I am so very sorry for your loss.

  17. Michelle Malchiodi condolence:

    My sincere condolences to Bob and the Mariani and Chopp family. Although I did not know her well, she was an amazing person. I remember her always smiling. Heaven has gained another angel.

  18. James OBrien condolence:

    Sorry for your loss prayers to you and your family.

  19. Gregoria Arias condolence:

    Saddened by the sudden passing of a kind, genuine, girl, coworker and nurse. Kristen was taken so soon, but will be forever in our hearts and memories. It will be hard to go to the unit and think of the many pleasant memories of you. Honestly, I can’t count the many times that I had listened to your conversations with your patients and the level of compassion and dedication that you demonstrated towards them “amazed me”. You will be deerly missed by your work family.
    May the Lord watch over your loved ones.

  20. Linda Porter condolence:

    So very sad to hear of your loss. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers for Kristen’s family and friends.

  21. Heather Chavez condolence:

    So sorry for your loss. Your mom always talked about you everytime I worked with her and it felt like I knew you. Praying for you and your family.

  22. Keith Sbiral and Amy Gardner condolence:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and your entire family.

  23. Nicole Gilhooley condolence:

    Thinking of you Theresa and your whole family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  24. Ken Mills condolence:

    So very sorry for the loss of this beautiful person. MacNeal has lost one of our finest. God will truly reign HIs Blessings upon her family.

  25. Michelle Mowder condolence:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Kristen as a nurse and she is one of the most amazing people I have ever met.

  26. Megan Shilney condolence:

    I never met Krissy, but feel like I know her from all of the great stories Theresa has shared. Our hearts ache for you all. May you have peace in your hearts and warm, happy memories to make this time a little easier to bear. Our sincerest condolences to you all.

  27. Cindy Brei condolence:

    My deepest sympathies to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  28. Shannon Hubbs condolence:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Kristen was a wonderful person. She will be missed. Her family is in my prayers.

  29. Dan & Cheryl Frazier condolence:

    Our thoughts are with your family at this very sad time.

  30. Malvika Kaul condolence:

    My deepest condolences to the family and her friends.
    Kristen taught me how to love yourself and love others, she taught me how important it is to be happy yourself and keep everyone happy around.
    She had an infectious smile and I learnt a lot about patient care from her, She was always kind to everyone and I am sure she is spreading her kindness up there.
    May her soul RIP and may god give all of us the strength to cope up with this loss

  31. Candace Thomas condolence:

    Kristen was a bright light! She always took the time to really talk to her coworkers and of course her patients. I know Dawn was proud that Kristen followed in her mother’s footsteps when she chose to be a nurse. What a profound loss. My condolences to Dawn, Mike and Kate

  32. Debbie Kowal Kostal condolence:

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Kristen. IShe was a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  33. Eldon and Cindy Shafer condolence:

    We were so sorry to hear of your loss. (Diane Masa’s sister and brother in law)

  34. Freddy & Katherine Martinez condolence:

    Our deepest condolences for the Chopp family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  35. Charisse Lewis condolence:

    In the days, weeks and months ahead, remember that you are never alone. The God of tender mercies is there to comfort and soothe your aching hearts. Kristen will be dearly missed by all who loved her. Reflect on fond past memories and look to the future with hope. My condolences are with you all.
    -Psalm 94:19, John 5:28,29

  36. Sam varga condolence:

    Bob…I’m sorry man…that is too young…you know my family and I give all our condolences.

  37. Lisa Hahn (Tarasiewicz) condolence:

    My heart goes out to all of those suffering the loss of Kristen. I’m terribly sorry for your loss.
    From what I have read Kristen sure has made an impression on our world in the short time she’s lived here. Krissy, as we called her in gymnastics, always brought smiles and happiness to our team. May you all find peace, Lisa

  38. Swati Gobhil condolence:

    Kristen was a beautiful person! Always kind, patient and soft spoken! So sorry for your loss!

  39. Janice Ewbank condolence:

    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember meeting Kristen when she was a vibrant little girl with a head full of curls. Darus and Michelle spoke of her and Kate often over the years… Most recently during his September visit to Arizona. I am holding your family in my heart and prayers. Sending love, Janice (Michelle’s sister)

  40. Wanda Monterrubio condolence:

    Whenever a Daisy presentation came up for the extraordinary nurse award, Kristen’s name was there with nominations from patients or family members sharing their heartfelt stories of Kristen’s nursing care and compassion. I felt like I knew her while typing up those stories. I know she loved her patients and they loved her in return. On our unit, I thoroughly enjoyed Dawn recounting memorable vacation escapades with her daughters. Kristen was the sun, moon and stars for Dawn. I pray for peace and light for the family.

  41. Tony Pawlik condolence:

    So sorry for the sudden passing of Kristen, may the Lord’s healing grace surround you all during this difficult time.

  42. Guillaume Christian condolence:

    You’ve left behind unforgettable memories of your brightness, your kindness and princess spirit! As a great camarade of the incredible journey of the Bachelor of Science of Nursing, UIC Class of 2009, your image will remain vibrant in our hearts!
    I want to express my family’s heartfelt condolences to your family in this difficult moment.

  43. Bill and Sharon Jacoby condolence:

    Sharon and I share in your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We only knew Kristen briefly but during that short time we had found her
    to be a loving daughter with a happy soul. She will be missed. Love you guys.

  44. Romas Cesas condolence:

    My deepest sympaties to the Chopp and Mariani families for the loss of Kristen.
    My thoughts are with you.

  45. John Q. Toner condolence:

    I remember Krissy at her Uncle Bob’s parties; always so pleasant, always so friendly. What great conversations with her and husband Bob. I extend my sympathies and prayers to Bob, Dawn and Mike at this difficult time. Know that she was loved by everyone and will remain in our hearts.

  46. Barbara Hollaran condolence:

    It was always a pleasure to see Kristen at MacNeal. She was so calm & caring and her patients were always shown love & compassion. The occupational & physical therapists send all our love and prayers to her family. She is truly missed.

  47. Cindie Beers (Bolda) condolence:

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Heaven has gained another angel and she will shine as brightly there as she did on Earth. Prayers sent for comfort during this most difficult time.

  48. Kathy Benjamin condolence:

    Some people leave such an impression on our hearts and we are never the same for it. Kristin was a remarkable young woman who inspired all of us at MacNeal with her passion and enthusiasm for life. She was a force filled with kindness, skill, and compassion. My deepest condolences and prayers to Dawn, Bob, and family.

  49. Joann and Jacob Westra condolence:

    Our very sincere condolences to all
    of you at this time of loss.
    Jake and Joann Westra

  50. Alberta Williams condolence:

    To Kristen’s love ones
    Even though I know of no words to rid you of your pain. May our prayers strengthen us and our memories comfort us. At Isaiah 25:8; 26:19 we look forward, to seeing our love ones again as Almighty God, lovingly promises.

  51. RG condolence:

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. I know that mere words will not completely take away your grief. But meditating on God’s promises that are found in the Bible can bring you comfort and real hope that will give you strength to keep going.
    1Thessalonians 4:13

  52. Leslie Thomas condolence:

    Every time I rounded on 35s, I would always look forward to your uplifting demeanor. You always respected everyone and put the patient first. I am so sad about losing you, but your spirit remains with your colleagues.

  53. Gloria Kucan , Hilary & Pat Kucan Demco family condolence:

    Our sympathy to all your families I just found out and wanted to send our sympathy
    I didn’t realize she is Mary Chopps granddaughter till today. My parents were neighbors for many years of the family

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