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S. Kronschnabel webphotoShirley Kronschnabel, of Grasston, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2015 at her home in Grasston.  She was 78 years old.

A MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Braham.

INURNMENT will be at a later date in the West Oak Grove Cemetery near St. Francis, Minnesota.

Shirley Ann Kronschnabel was born on September 28, 1936 in Brainerd, Minnesota to Julia Bryant.  She grew up in Jenkins, Minnesota; the youngest of eleven children.

Shirley married her loving husband, Leo Kronschnabel on October 9, 1954.  They were blessed with five children.  Shirley was a proud grandmother to her nine grandchildren and was even more blessed with nine great grandchildren.  She loved her grand and great grandchildren and no one ever left Grandma’s house hungry because she cooked like she was feeding an army. She enjoyed spending time with her many family and friends and made everyone feel welcome in her home.

As a devoted catholic, Shirley was called home to our Lord on Monday, June 1, 2015.  She has now joined her mother and seven of her sibling in death.

Shirley is survived by her husband Leo, sisters; Donna White, Francis Estler, and Betty Sweeny; children, Julie, Rose, Ron, Ken, and Traci; 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


  1. Grandma I have always loved you and will continue to still love you and will miss you dearly. I love you Gena

  2. You will be missed dearly. Not only were you my Grandma, but you were someone that I looked up to. I’ve learned so much from you over the years. The most important thing that I learned is to surround yourself with people who love you and to be selfless to those people. I was lucky enough to see this not only throughout your life, but even during the last days of your life. I will always keep my promise to you that I made all those years ago to never smoke a cigarette a day in my life. You have made me into the person that I am today. I absolutely love playing board games like Sorry and card games like Skip-Bo. I remember spending the weekends at your house and almost literally playing games all day long. Only to take breaks to eat lunch or start making dinner. Playing games and munching on Life Savors are my most favorite memories. I am glad I was able to visit you almost everyday that you were in the hospital. It made me feel like we were bringing home and love to you there. I Love you so very much Grandma. Forever and always, Jennifer Kronschnabel.

  3. Shirley, You were like a daughter to Ralph and I. I can remember you hiding behind grandma Bryant’s couch when we would come and mom. I will miss our telephone calls and the letters you wrote to me. Love you and miss you your sister Franny.

  4. You are one lady that was always good to me always treated me with kindness and love and treated me like one of your own. Am very proud to say you are my Aunt You are gone but never Forgotten Love you Aunt Shirley

  5. Shirley was a wonderful lady who brought joy to family and friends an we will miss you dearly, thank you for letting me be part of your wonderful world

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