Ann Katherine Kronebusch, 107, Wahpeton, N.D., died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at St. Catherine’s Living Center in Wahpeton.
The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Wahpeton, with the Rev. Greg Haman officiating. Interment will be at a later date at Calvary Cemetery, Wahpeton.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the mass.
Ann Walcher was born Dec. 19, 1905 in Summit Township to John and Christine (Schmitt) Walcher. She graduated with honors from Wahpeton High School and took special training to earn a certificate to teach in rural schools. She taught all eight grades in a one-room school, Summit No. 2. She then attended Ellendale Normal School and taught in DeVille School No. 4. In 1931, she graduated with honors from Moorhead State Teachers College, earning a lifetime teaching certificate and was a member of Lambda Phi Sigma honorary society. She taught intermediate grades in Wahpeton Public Schools from 1931-37 and later did substitute teaching at St. John’s.
She served as secretary of St. John’s Ladies’ Aid and treasurer of the Christian Mothers.
She was united in marriage to Cleon Kronebusch June 22, 1937 at St. John’s Catholic Church.
Ann began playing the piano as a young girl, mostly by ear and continued playing throughout her lifetime. She was also known for her baking. She was a lifelong member of St. John’s Parish.
Ann is survived by one daughter, Mary (Joseph) Grieco, Rhinelander, Wisc.; two granddaughters, Lori (Brian) Bosch, Lake Elsinore, Calif., and Lynn (Thomas) Hobbs, Indianapolis, Ind.; and twin great-granddaughters, Rhiannon and Dana Bosch.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleon Kronebusch; her parents, John and Christine Walcher; and a sister, Mary Walcher.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to St. John’s School.
Arrangements are entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton.