Stephen F. Kronebusch, 89, died Wednesday, December 31, 2008, at St. Anne Extended Health Care in Winona, MN. Stephen was born July 26, 1919, in Altura, MN, to John B. and Virginia (Frisch) Kronebusch. Stephen married Helen O’Meara in St. Charles, MN, on September 11, 1954. She preceded Stephen in death on September 21, 1987. Stephen was a lifelong farmer near Altura and had been a resident of St. Anne’s for a year and a half. Stephen was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Altura, MN.
Survivors include his six children, Karl Kronebusch of New York City, New York, Clara Kronebusch of Winona, MN, Martha Kronebusch of Brooklyn Center, MN, Philip (Kim) Kronebusch and their daughter, Natalie, of St. Cloud, MN, Dennis Kronebusch of Rollingstone, MN, and Patrick Kronebusch of Winona, MN; sisters, Veronica Koelbl of LaCrosse, WI, and Virginia Ann (Clarence) Scherbring of Rollingstone, MN; sisters-in-law, Lucille Kronebusch of Rochester, MN, and Sister Una O’Meara of Assisi Heights of Rochester, MN; and brothers-in-law, Paul Lethert of St. Paul, MN, and Albert Schloegel of Winona, MN. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, sisters, Ursula, Adeltrude and Mildred, and brothers, Paul, Richard and Norbert.
A Funeral Mass will be offered on Saturday, January 10, 2009, at 10:00am at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Altura, MN, with the Reverend Marreddy Pothireddy officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery at Oak Ridge. Friends may call at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service Hansen Goodview Chapel on Friday from 4-7:00pm and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Please share a memory of Stephen with the family, sign his online guestbook or view Stephen’s video tribute when it becomes available online at: www.hofffuneral.com