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Mary J. Kriewall

Mary J. Kriewall

WINNEBAGO — Mary J. Kriewall, 87, of Winnebago passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at United Hospital District in Blue Earth.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Matthew Lorfeld officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 Friday, Dec. 6 at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com

Mary was born Feb. 20, 1932, in Martin County, Minn., to Percy and Tena (Kragness) Rippel. She graduated from Trimont High School and furthered her education at Mankato State University, where she obtained a degree in teaching.

On Aug. 25, 1956, Mary married Roger W. “Coon” Kriewall in Monterey, Minn.

Mary taught health and physical education classes at the Blue Earth Area Schools for 32 years. She also taught swimming lessons and water safety programs in Faribault County from 1950-1977.

Mary was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth.

She loved painting ceramics and giving them as gifts. She also enjoyed her time at the lake and visiting with family and friends on the phone.

Mary is survived by her children, Todd (Ann) Kriewall of Albert Lea, Sherry (Kurt) Abel of Blue Earth, and Gina Teems of Park Rapids; grandchildren, David (Nicolette) Abel, Danielle (Travis) Olson, Derek (Mackenzie) Abel, Marisa (Adam) Geiger, Kyle (Nicole) Kriewall, Karli Kriewall, and Kohl Kriewall; great-grandchildren, Hallie and Davison Abel, and Reese and Rylee Olson; and many more family and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger; son, Rick Kriewall; and son-in-law, Mike Teems.

Mary’s family thanks you in advance for any memorial donations and floral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth.

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