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Margaret Elizabeth (Giem) Kronebusch

October 1, 1916 ~ May 31, 2018 (age 101)

Margaret E. Kronebusch, 101 of Kellogg, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Saint Elizabeth Care Center, Wabasha, MN.

Margaret Elizabeth Giem was born on October 1, 1916, in Trout Valley, Minneiska Township, Wabasha County, MN to Peter Giem and Elizabeth (Leisen) Giem.  She married Alphonse John Kronebusch on May 10, 1939.  They farmed on Oak Ridge, Whitewater Township, Winona County through 1947, as the State of Minnesota then purchased the farm.  They then moved to Highland Township, Wabasha County, and farmed until 1962, when they moved to Plainview.  They later retired to Elba.  Alphonse died in 1987 and Margaret then moved to Kellogg.

Of this marriage eight children were born.  Surviving are Jeanette Dynes, Lawrence (Shirley), Kathleen (Dennis) Speltz, Patricia (Wayne) Zabel, Clifford (Debra) and Marcella (Ed) Schneider, and daughter-in-law Laurie Kronebusch.  She is further survived by a sister, Josephine Konkel as well as 22 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.  Margaret was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; brothers:  Joe, Lawrence and Leo; sisters:  Beatrice Lindmark and Mary Passe; a daughter Victoria; son Alphonse W. and two grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 5. 2018, at Saint Agnes Catholic Church, Kellogg, MN, with Reverend Gregory Parrott officiating.  Interment will be in Saint Agnes Cemetery.  Casket bearers will be her grandsons.  Family and friends may call at the church on Tuesday one hour before the Mass.  The Abbott Funeral Home of Wabasha is in charge of arrangements.

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