St. George Catholic Church
Saturday January 16th, 2016
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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.
I will have very fond memories of Mabel. She was a very sweet lady and I will always remember her with Grandma Mikuska. May God surround you with the comfort that she will be well-taken care of.
Carol Suurmeier-Buchmann Jan 18 2016 9:22 AM
To the Mabel Kronaizl Family I wish to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mom, Mabel. Your parents were neighbors of our family - Frank & Evelyn Kvasnicka - Charlie, Eugene and me. We all belonged to the Vodnany Catholic Church Family. I was the same age as Danny. It's so sad to see the passing of an era when we grew up. Our families were so blessed to be part of those years from the 1940's thru the 1970's - 80's. Those years represented hard work but we all had a wonderful childhood and a good foundation for our future lives. Your Mom was one of the last surviving farm neighbors from that era. Only three more ladies are still part of that era of history. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you say Good-By to your Mom & Grandmother. Your Mom, Dad and Danny are always with you thru the memories you shared. Elaine Kvasnicka Soukup
Elaine Kvasnicka Soukup Jan 15 2016 9:59 PM
Dave, Diane, Dennis, We are sorry to hear of your mothers passing and know how difficult it is to lose your mother. She was a wonderful lady and I enjoyed visiting with her with Dave in the past. The kingdom has recieved an angel and she has been reunited with your dad and brother. Be proud of her accomplishments and the great job she did raising you kids. A classy family that I have always admired and the friendship of all of you makes life complete. May the Lord wrap his arms around you through these difficult times. Al&Jackie, Blaine and melissa Sletten
alan sletten Jan 15 2016 10:28 AM
Sorry for your loss. I will always cherish my memories of Aunt Mabel. Ours prayer go out to you and we pray for strength for these sad days.
Joe Plavec Jan 15 2016 2:04 AM
Dennis and families Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. We are sorry for your loss She was a nice lady and she will be missed Brian and Connie (Jezek) Tinney
Connie Tinney Jan 14 2016 8:32 PM
Diane, David and Dennis I am sorry to hear of aunt Mabel's passing. I have wonderful memories of our families together. You all are in our prayers. Marlene and Bob
Bob and Marlene Doty Jan 14 2016 7:54 PM
Sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you. Aunt Mabel will be in my prayers and memories of her always. Hope it brings you all comfort in her memories to you. Frances
Frances & Roger Bohlmann Jan 14 2016 12:21 PM