Fr. Randy Phillips
Organist ~ Georgianne Pravecek
Pianist ~ Delilah Hahn
Special Music ~ Kraig & Morgan Kronaizl
Corbin & Heather Womac
Kraig & Morgan Kronaizl
Mabel Ann Kronaizl was born on September 29, 1919 to Albert and Christina (Tucek) Slaba in rural Tripp, South Dakota. On October 8, 1946, Mabel was united in marriage to John Kronaizl at Vodnany Catholic Church. For a time, they made their home in rural Tabor. Following the death of Mabel’s father, she and John moved to a farm in rural Tripp where they farmed and raised a family. Mabel was a hardworking farmwife. While John cared for the larger livestock, Mabel raised hundreds of chickens and hatched many geese and ducks a year. She also nurtured an abundant garden. The farm kept the couple busy, but time was always made to enjoy dancing together and Czech Days in Tabor with their children. Later in her life, Mabel also enjoyed taking trips and sightseeing. Some of her most memorable trips were her bus tour of Tennessee, flying to Florida, and visiting Minnesota, Rapid City, and Branson Missouri. Throughout her life, Mabel was a devote Catholic. She was an active member of the Altar Society in Vodnany Catholic Church in rural Scotland and later in St. George Catholic Church in Scotland. In 2009, Mabel made her home at Avera-Prince of Peace Nursing Home in Sioux Falls.
Mabel was a kind, appreciative woman. She was pleased when people visited and praised her baking, especially her homemade kolaches. She also loved gardening and flowers, especially her beloved red roses. While some people would find the task of painting a chore, Mabel found great joy and satisfaction in painting the walls of her home and the out buildings on their farm. She adored her grandkids and cherished the times she could baby-sit them. Mabel was a friendly, polite acquaintance who could sit and visit with anybody. She especially treasured her time going to church and telephone chatting with her friends Dorothy Prickett, Lillian Travnicek, Clara Mikuska, and Mrs. Simek.
Mabel passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Avera-Prince of Peace having attained the age of 96 years, 3 months, and 15 days.
Grateful for having shared her life and love are her children: David (fiancée Mary Rose) Kronaizl of Sioux Falls, Dianna “Diane” (Darrell “DJ”) Van Ravenswaay, and Dennis (Linda) Kronaizl of Scotland; grandchildren: Ryan Kronaizl, Heather (Corbin) Womac, Kraig (Morgan) Kronaizl, and Michael Kronaizl; and brother William Slaba of Wagner.
She was preceded in death by her husband John in 1972, son Daniel in 1983, parents, and three brothers.
To God Be the Glory.
The family wishes to express a special thank you to Avera-Prince of Peace for all the care and friendship they gave to Mabel for the past 7 years. Thank you.
Memorials will be designated by the family in loving memory of Mabel.