Mary M. Krieger, 90, formerly of the Killdeer and Dunn Center, area died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, at St. Benedict's Health Center, Dickinson. Mary's funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, at Normanna Lutheran Church, Du...
Mary M. Krieger, 90, formerly of the Killdeer and Dunn Center, area died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, at St. Benedict's Health Center, Dickinson.
Mary's funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, at Normanna Lutheran Church, Dunn Center with the Rev. Aanen Gjovik officiating. Interment will follow at the Dunn Center Cemetery. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church.
Mary M. Weber was born Sept. 26, 1915, on her grandparents farm north of Dunn Center, the daughter of William and Delia (Klaus) Weber. She was raised and educated north of Dunn Center, having attended the Connolly School No. 3. She went to work in Garrison as a housekeeper prior to her marriage.
Mary married Henry Krieger at Peace Lutheran Church north of Dunn Center on Sept. 15, 1939. Together they farmed and ranched north of Dunn Center until 1986 at which time they moved into Killdeer. Henry died on June 24, 1997, and Mary became a resident of the St. Benedict's Health Center on June 3, 2002.
Mary enjoyed gardening, raising flowers (especially geraniums and petunias), baking (especially kuchen), she also loved to have company and the opportunity to share a cup of coffee and some baked goods, no one ever left her home hungry.
Mary's true love and enjoyment were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. When she could she liked to participate in the Normanna Women's Circle.
Mary experienced a couple of life altering changes that tested her strong faith and love for life as she became older. Due to nerve damage to her ears in the early 1970's she experienced nerve deafness, and the deterioration of her spinal column. Mary didn't allow this to slow her down, through the use of note pads and patience she was able to carry on wonderful conversations, and still continued working in her garden and with her flowers.
Mary is survived by her daughters, Geraldine "Gerri" (Larry) Frank, New England, and Linda (John) Klee, Halliday; one brother, Otto Weber, Rutland, Vt.; eight grandchildren, Cindy (Kerry) Rustan, Darryl Frank, Danette (Chuck) Knadle, Carol Jean (Craig) Else, Kaye (Ryan) Enderud, Kyle (Kyra) Frank, Todd (Shana) Klee and Melissa (Ned) Akin; and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.
(Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson)