Lydia May Kraudy, 31, of Albert Lea, passed away Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at her home.
Lydia was born February 15, 1990 in Owatonna, MN to Scott Kraudy and Tonia (Terry) Pruitt. She graduated from Melrose Mindoro Highschool in Melrose, Wisconsin. Afterwards, she lived briefly in Brainerd, but spent most time in the Albert Lea and Austin areas. She also spent time living in Wisconsin and for a couple of years in Oklahoma.
In 2019, she welcomed her daughter, Annabel, to this world. She also began communicating with a longtime friend, Luke Virgil, and the two began dating. In January of 2021, Luke proposed, and Lydia accepted. She would move back to Albert Lea to be with him June of this year.
Lydia loved the Lord and went to many different churches in the various places she lived. She attended Lutheran, Methodist, Catholic, Cowboy Church GC3, and Mormon worship services. She loved music and listened to a variety of genres. She also loved flowers, although she wasn’t very good at growing them.
Lydia loved to walk and would walk everywhere. She was a busy person, who did everything yet nothing. She was part of CREST and spent time volunteering at various places including the Salvation Army and the Humane Society. She enjoyed doing puzzles and spending time with animals, especially her cat.
Lydia had a lot of personality. She loved to joke and laugh. She had a big smile and was loved by many.
Surviving Lydia are her parents, Scott Kraudy, Tonia Pruitt, and Christina Kubat; her fiancé, Luke Virgil; her siblings: Jessalyn (Mike) Purvis, KC Kraudy, Waylon Kraudy, and Derek Kilgore; her cousins: Lisa Besser, Sammy Kraudy, Skylann Terry, Coltan Terry, and Nathan (Vicki Burhop) Kraudy; grandparents, Billy and Peggy Terry, Martha Kilgore, and Ernest and Helen Kraudy; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Preceding her in death was her nephew, Richard Traulich.
Time for visiting will take place from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 18, 2021 at United Methodist Church in Albert Lea. A memorial service will begin at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor John Mitchem officiating.