Mabel M. Kronlage – Monticello

Mabel M. Kronlage, 98 of Monticello, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at Pennington Square Assisted Living Center, Monticello.

Visitation will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello with a parish vigil service at 4 p.m.  Visitation will continue from 10 – 11 a.m. Monday morning at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Monticello where a Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Paul Baldwin officiating.  Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery in New Vienna.

Mabel was born October 9, 1920, in New Vienna, Iowa the daughter of Thomas and Katherine (Konzen) Ries.  She married Louis Kronlage on August 12, 1941, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Vienna.  Together they farmed in the Prairieburg area until retiring in 1983, when they moved to Monticello.  Mabel valued hard work and had a strong connection to family.  Mabel enjoyed gardening, cooking, crafting, watching Hawkeye basketball, and was always up for a game of cards.

Survivors include her children: Joyce (Lloyd) Welter of Monticello, Tom Kronlage of Coggon, IA, Janet (Roger) Fredericks of Salem, IL, Audrey (George) Bethell of Edgewood, WA; 18 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren; in-laws: Verna Lee Kronlage and Art Kronlage, both of Dyersville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Louis in 1999, a daughter-in-law, Jane Kronlage, a grandchild, Kathryn Kronlage in infancy , a great grandchild, Kyle Sauser; siblings: her twin, Elmer (Alice) Ries, Nettie (Paul) Pitz, Matt (Julia) Ries, Joe (Armella)  Ries and Donald (Esther) Ries; in-laws: Ray (Marie) Kronlage, Joseph Kronlage, Marie (Leo) Rahe, Leona Kronlage in infancy and Madalen (Bill) Schockemoehl, Richard Olberding and Adrian Wolfe.

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