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Katie M. Negri

November 7, 1985 — November 30, 2023


Passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday morning November 30, 2023. Katie was born November 7, 1985 in Kalamazoo the daughter of Richard and Deborah (Hamlin) Willis. Katie was a graduate of Loy Norrix High School and the Kalamazoo Valley dental program and was employed as a dental hygienist with Galesburg Dental Care.  She was a Faithful follower of God.  Her hobbies included spending time at the beach and camping.  Katie especially loved spending time with her family doing various activities and attending her children's sporting events.  On July 14, 2007 she was united in marriage to her loving husband, Justin Negri who survives. Also surviving are her children, Gannon, Grady, Felicity, and Maili Negri; her parents, Richard (Deb) Willis; her loving sisters, Andrea Willis (Eric Harding), Ericka (Terrance) Doyle; parents-in-law, Julie Negri-Schommer (Brian); and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Celebration of Life will be held at Bethany Reformed Church, 1833 S. Burdick Street on December 9th at 11:00 a.m.  Private family interment will be in Portage Central Cemetery. To view Katie’s personalized webpage please visit

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Saturday, December 9, 2023

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