Mary T. Kronebusch, 88, of rural Altura, Minn., died Monday, January 2, 2006, at Community Memorial Hospital, Winona, after a short illness.
She was born September 2, 1917, in Independence, Wis., to Thomas and Lucy Mish. She moved to Winona in early adulthood where she met and married her husband, Cyril Kronebusch. The couple moved to his family's farm on Oak Ridge where they started their family.
She loved parenting her two children and living life in the country. She especially enjoyed gardening, bird watching, socializing with her friends and neighbors and occasional trips to the casino. Her artistic talents were expressed through oil painting, rug hooking and braiding, and flower arrangements. Her artwork earned her several awards and her pieces are displayed in homes and businesses across the country.
Mary was a kind, loving and generous woman who enjoyed being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her family remembers her fresh baked homemade bread, apple pie, pickles and famous elderberry jam.
Mary is survived by her husband, Cyril, of Winona; two children, Wayne (Margaret) Kronebusch of Rollingstone, Minn., and Diane (Stephen) Pitzen of Adams, Minn.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Esther Conrad, of California; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Ferdinand, and a sister, Martha.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Thursday, January 5, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Rollingstone, with the Reverend Donald J. Lovas officiating. Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery at Oak Ridge.
A Watkowski-Pronschinske Funeral Service.