Laura Kral

NEW ULM – Laura Kral, 95, of New Ulm died Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Mayo Health Systems in Mankato.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 14 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday and 7:30-10:30 a.m. Monday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, NORTH CHAPEL, in New Ulm. To leave an online condolence or to sign the guest book for her family go to

Laura is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Aurelia “Sis” Kral of rural New Ulm, Dennis and Suzanne Kral of Detroit Lakes; four grandchildren, Korene Altmann, James R. Kral, Julia Castillo, Elizabeth Elgren; eight great-grandchildren, Travis Lietzau, Madison Kral, Randy Kral, Brandon Kral, Bridgette Altmann, Vincent Castillo, Vanessa Castillo, Sawyer Elgren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Hilarius Kral, Albert and Lorraine Kral, Orlene Kral, Arlene Kral, all of New Ulm; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edwin Kral on Dec. 11, 2009; siblings, Clarence Altmann, Victor (Winifred) Altmann, Elsie (Tony) Brey, Florence (Harold) Berdan; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Clarence (Sally) Kral, Harold Kral, LaRay (Doris) Kral, Shirley Kral, Arlene Kral.

Laura Marie Altmann was born on Oct. 10, 1918 in Lafayette Township, Nicollet County to Edward and Mary (Muehlbauer) Altmann. She attended rural country school in Brighton Township, Nicollet County. On Oct. 28, 1941, Laura was united in marriage to Edwin “Curly” Kral at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in New Ulm. Laura was a farm wife who enjoyed gardening, sewing, crocheting, playing solitaire, reading, telling jokes, writing letters, and doing crossword puzzles. Laura also adored old tyme music and dancing. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and great-grandkids. Laura was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be given to the donor’s choice.

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