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Allen ‘Buddy’ Kraling — Harmony

HARMONY — The funeral for Allen "Buddy" Kraling will be at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Big Spring, in rural Harmony. Burial will be in Big Spring Cemetery.

Mr. Kraling, 75, died Wednesday (Dec. 5, 2007) at his farm in rural Harmony.

He was born Jan. 30, 1932, in Fillmore County. He attended Big Spring country school and graduated from Harmony High School in 1950. He married Elaine Jacobson on Oct. 12, 1952, at Union Prairie Church in Union Prairie, Minn. They farmed a Big Spring-area dairy farm that had been in Mr. Kraling’s family since 1875. He was a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Council and also served on the Harmony School Board. He enjoyed farming and all animals, especially Arabian horses and his Husky dog. He also enjoyed antique machinery, anything dealing with agriculture, and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Cindy Mensink and Kristie Kraling (Dary Kneeskern), both of Preston, and Stephanie Kraling of Rochester; and two sons, Bradley and Brent, both of Harmony. Other survivors include two grandchildren, Corey (Shari) Mensink of Owatonna and Christopher (Kari) Mensink of Preston; five great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony, and an hour before the service Monday at the church.

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