Corine Krahn - Spring Valley

Memorial services for Corine Krahn will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at the Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley, with Pastor Mark Rader officiating.

Visitation will be held at Faith United Methodist Church from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19.

Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Corine Krahn, 76, of Spring Valley, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, after a brief illness.

Corine was born May 24, 1936, to Ralph and Ruby Dimler. She grew up in the Spring Valley-Ostrander area. On Aug. 14, 1953, Corine married Lawrence "Shorty" Krahn, her husband of 59 years. They have lived in Spring Valley where they have farmed their entire lives. They have five awesome children who were the joy of her life. At the time of her death, she was employed by Manpower at the Rochester IBM plant.

She enjoyed her flowers, gardening, sewing and crafts. Most of all, she enjoyed being a wife, mother and grandmother.

She will be remembered and always loved by her husband, Shorty of Spring Valley; her children, Brad of Spring Valley, Beverly (David) Battis of Wenatchee, Wash., Betty (Kirk) Kunert of Spring Valley and Bonnie (Larry) Long of Thermopolis, Wyo.; son-in-law, Shane Watkins of Kirksville, Mo.; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren who all fondly called her, "Granny Green." She is also survived by two brothers, George (Barb) Dimler of Fridley and Tony (Joan) Dimler of Willmar; and two sisters, Barb Colburn and Linda Stai both of St. Paul.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Ruby Dimler, daughter, Brenda Watkins, grandson, Joe Kunert and brothers, Kenneth and Stanley.

Memorials are preferred to the family in lieu of flowers.

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