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Mary C KronOctober 14, 1936 ~ October 8, 2017 (age 80)
Memorial Services for Mary C. Kron, of Albert Lea, will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Friday, October 13 at St. John’s Lutheran Chapel, 901 Luther Place, Albert Lea. The Reverend Don Malinsky will officiate. Private interment will be in Hayward Cemetery. Friends may visit with family one hour before services at St. John’s Lutheran Chapel. Mary died on Sunday morning, October 8, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Community. She was 80. She was born on October 14, 1936, at Naeve Hospital in Albert Lea the daughter of Benjamin J. and Etta (Ofstaas) Kron. She graduated from Albert Lea High School with the class of 1955. Mary had worked at Bell Telephone for over 30 years, first as an operator and then in administration. In her retirement she worked at Herbergers, Dave Syverson Ford and Fishers Jewelry. A pioneer of sorts, Mary was Albert Lea’s first woman councilor, serving more than 3 terms. As a member of First Lutheran Church where she had been baptized and confirmed, she enjoyed serving as a Sunday School Teacher for several years. In 1966, Mary participated in the Women’s State Bowling tournament, where she proudly claimed first in women’s singles. Mary loved to travel and Europe and Mexico were among her favorite destinations. She is survived by her sisters: Barbara K. Varner of Hollandale and Lorraine K. Kuntz of Helena, Montana, nephews and niece, Charles Varner of Hollandale, Steven Trim of Evanston, Ill, Gail Kuntz (Terry Wheeling) of Helena, MT; great nieces: Christina (Lee) Holtberg and sons Zachary, Wyatt and Odin, Laura Varner and Maren Wheeling and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Krist Anderson and his wife Ernestine, sister Helen Trim, brothers-in-law: Cecil “Bud” Varner, Ray Kuntz, niece Nancy Jo Varner, nephew Daniel Varner and great nephew Jacob Varner. God Bless her memory. Memorials suggested to St. John’s Lutheran Home or First Lutheran Peace and Power.