Mary Lou Krapfl, 92, of New Vienna passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at her
home surrounded with love.
Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. on Friday, October 1, 2021, at Kramer Funeral Home in
Dyersville. Visitation will continue Saturday morning from 9-10 a.m. at Kramer Funeral
Home prior to funeral mass.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at St. Boniface
Catholic Church, New Vienna, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Dennis Quint will
Mary Lou was born on October 8, 1928, in rural Garnavillo, Iowa, the daughter of Louis and
Clara (Harter) Berns. She married Roger J. Krapfl on February 7, 1950, in Garnavillo, Iowa.
Together they raised their family and she served as a secretary for New Vienna Co-Op Oil
for years until Roger’s death in 1984.
She was a very active member of St. Boniface Parish, serving on the Altar & Rosary Society.
She had a passion for her flowers and yard, hosting family gatherings, playing cards, quilting,
baking and canning, especially making and gifting her raspberry jam at Christmas to her
Mary Lou is survived by her children: Jim (Jodi) Krapfl of Des Moines, IA, Jack (Pat) Krapfl
of Guttenberg, Jane (Denny) Heims of Dyersville, Joe Krapfl of North Liberty, IA, Jeff
(Laurie) Krapfl of Dyersville, Mike Krapfl of Earlville, IA, Mark (Jan) Krapfl of Cedar
Rapids, Marty (Sheila) Krapfl and Jeni (Joe) Schindler, both of Dyersville; 23 grandchildren
and 24 great grandchildren; a brother, Louis Berns of Monona, in-laws: Rosie Berns of
Garnavillo, Nellie Krapfl and Don (Jean) Krapfl, both of New Vienna, IA, and Jean Hermsen
of Dyersville, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Roger in 1984, a daughter-in-law,
Mary Krapfl, and a grandson, Austin Krapfl; siblings and their spouses: Peter Berns, Roland
Berns, Claudine Goedken – McClain, Laura Sudmeier, Clara Ann Neuhaus, Helene
Sudmeier, and Aloys Berns; in-laws: Bob Krapfl, Dan Hermsen.
Memorials are preferred to St. Boniface Catholic Church.
Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville is assisting the family and information is available at
www.kramerfuneral.com. Condolences and memorials may be sent to Kramer Funeral
Home, 750 12th Ave SW, Dyersville, IA 52040.