Edward Krall

Death 1996 (aged 87–88)
Burial Cresco, Howard County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 24799089 · View Source
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Funeral services for Edward Krall of Cresco were held at noon, Tuesday, December 10, 1996, at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Cresco. The Rev. Michael C. Fitzgerald officiated. Interment was in New Oregon Cemetary with Conway Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Edward was born February 4, 1908, in Lourdes, IA, the son of Frank D. Krall II and Katherine Hoch Krall. He was baptised at Our Lady of Lourdes Church and had his First Communion at Holy Trinity Church in Protivin. He attended Howard Center #6 School.

His family moved to Birch Lee, MO, in 1909 and returned to the Cresco area in 1912. The family lived in Cresco and operated a restaurant next to the Union Savings Bank until it was destroyed by fire in 1915. They then bought an 80 acre farm nine miles west of Cresco. The "Eighty" as it was known, and the neighboring farm, fondly called "down on the creek", were home until the death of their mother in 1936. At that time Ed and his brother August "Gus", bought the "eighty" from their dad. There they lived and farmed until their joint retirement in 1977.

Very popular with relatives and friends, a few generations of young cousins, nieces, nephews and neighbors spent their summer vacation days with Ed and Gus. Neighbors frequently congregated at their place to visit and play horseshoes. Always ready to lend a helping hand, Ed was often called upon to help fix machinery, do carpentry work or work in the fields. After Gus died in 1989, Ed lived in his own home in Cresco until failing health caused him to move to the Cresco Care Center October 26, 1996.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Mary, who died in infancy; Frances Vrba; Adeline Saxton; and Elsie Moldenhauer; and three brothers, Frank III; Emil; and August "Gus

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 24799089
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Krall (4 Feb 1908–1996), Find a Grave Memorial no. 24799089, citing New Oregon Cemetery, Cresco, Howard County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by D. Fox Engelhardt (contributor 46907362) .