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Corine Krahn

Tue, Sep 18th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Memorial services for Corine Krahn will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, September 20, 2012 at the Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley with Pastor Mark Rader officiating. Visitation will be held at Faith United Methodist Church from 5-8 P.M. Wednesday, September 19, 2012.

Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, Corine Krahn, age 76, of Spring Valley, MN passed away unexpectedly Sunday, September 16, 2012 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, MN after a brief illness.

Corine was born May 24, 1936 to Ralph and Ruby Dimler. She grew up in the Spring Valley- Ostrander area. On August 14, 1953, Corine married Lawrence “Shorty” Krahn, her husband of 59 years. They have lived in Spring Valley where they have farmed their entire lives. They have 5 awesome children who were the joy of her life. At the time of her death, she was employed by Manpower at the Rochester IBM plant.

She enjoyed her flowers, gardening, sewing and crafts. Most of all, she enjoyed being a wife, mother and grandmother.

She will be remembered and always loved by her husband Shorty of Spring Valley, her children; Brad of Spring Valley, Beverly (David) Battis of Wenatchee, WA, Betty (Kirk) Kunert of Spring Valley, Bonnie (Larry) Long of Thermopolis, WY, son-in-law Shane Watkins of Kirksville, MO, 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren who all fondly called her, “Granny Green.” She is also survived by 2 brothers George (Barb) Dimler of Fridley, MN and Tony (Joan) Dimler of Willmar, MN and 2 sisters Barb Colburn and Linda Stai both of St. Paul, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents Ralph and Ruby Dimler, daughter Brenda Watkins, grandson Joe Kunert, and brothers Kenneth and Stanley.

Memorials are preferred to the family in lieu of flowers.

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