Kristi Harrington Loftis, 57, of Minneapolis, MN, beloved wife, mother, sister, and dear friend, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on May 5, 2015, after a short and valiant battle with melanoma. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Fay Harrington; and grandparents, Everett (Pat) and Laura Harrington, and Arthur and Alice Groth.
She will be missed by her husband, Jeff Thorson; mother; Dorothy Harrington; in-laws, Al and Lorrane Thorson; sons, Jon Loftis and Brett Thorson; daughters, Georgie Loftis and Angie (Jason) Watters; granddaughter, Evie Watters; sisters Cynthia Harrington, Barb Harrington, Lynne (Paul) Blomgren, Sue (Doug) Toth; nephews, Joe, Danny and Michael Toth, and James Blomgren; niece, Mimi Blomgren; as well as many relatives and countless friends. 
Kristi graduated from Walker-Hackensack High School and the College of St. Catherine.  She was a writer and web designer for Omega, Inc. for over 20 years, creating websites and media for major companies.  She also volunteered her time and talents for many nonprofit organizations.  
She was a gifted writer and singer, as well as an avid crafter. She loved to sing in her church's choir or whenever a favorite song was playing, with or without her guitar.  Kristi brought joy and laughter with her wherever she went. She was strong and lived by her favorite quote from Christopher Robin – "You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
A celebration of her life will be held at 11 AM on Monday, May 11 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hackensack, MN, with a visitation beginning at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Deep Portage Learning Center, Hackensack; St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Hackensack; Valley of the Peace Lutheran Church, Golden Valley; or the Cass County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League.  Arrangements with Kline Fu