The Kritzman Family

The Kritzman family lost their 6 year old daughter Annabella and all of their possessions in a house fire January 29, 2023. This fund will help offset expenses for the family, help them to secure housing and replace lost possessions.

They were inseparable, this spirited sweetheart and her favorite stuffed animal, Clifford, the Big Red Dog. He’d sneak into her classroom at Lewiston Elementary, ride in her shopping cart at Family Fare and even snuggle beside her when she went to bed at night. He was a most fortunate dog, to be loved by a most wonderful little girl. And he shared his spot in her heart with her own beloved real dogs, Blu and Copper. Her heart had room for them all, and more. She lived to love. She loved school and the friends she found there. Teachers didn’t need to check a seating chart to know if Annabella Kritzman was present. She announced herself with her endless energy, her inquisitive eyes and her radiant spirit. God must have used big scoops when he measured out personality for this little one. She had plenty. She was always curious, eager to explore and filled with wonder. She loved to swim, watch Paw Patrol and play monster trucks with her nephew. She would have made the perfect receptionist, for she loved talking on the phone and had a happy hello for anyone on the line. She made friends of strangers in the twinkle of an eye. Of all the places she loved to be and of all the people she loved to be with, her favorite was home with her family. She adored her big sisters, Alexis and Alayna. There was nothing like a hug from her daddy to bring sunshine to her day—and she had a thousand “I Love You’s” addressed and waiting for him. She was her mother’s constant shadow, always just a step behind, following in pure love and hoping to be just like her someday. And she held close in her heart her family that lived further away—cousins Gregory and Gavin, her sweet aunts and uncles, and of course her “Dramie” and “Nana.” Her young heart was pure, her personality vibrant—she loved life and everyone in it. She left us too soon but we’ll never, ever forget Annabella—Clifford’s friend, the little girl with the great big heart.

We thought you should know her. ❤️

Organizer and beneficiary

Family Friend
Lewiston, MI
Mellisa Lazar

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