Arvid Elmer Krienke, age 72, of Glencoe, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at his home.
He was born May 5, 1936, in Lester Prairie, the son of Arthur and Lucinda (Stuedemann) Krienke. Arvid was baptized May 29, 1936, at the St. Peters Lutheran Church of Lester Prairie by the Rev. J. A. Schert. He was confirmed in the faith at the First Ev. Lutheran Church in Glencoe April 2, 1950 by the Rev. A. Streufert. His confirmation verse was John 8: 31-32.
Arvid attended the First Lutheran School in Glencoe.
He was united in marriage with Janet Helen Rannow Sept. 26, 1953, at the Ev. And Reformed Church in Henderson by the Rev. O. Mann. This union was blessed with four children: Carol, Roland, Marlin, and David.
Arvid and Janet lived in Gaylord and Rochester before settling back in the Glencoe area in 1960.
Arvid had worked for various farmers in his younger years, and also for the Perschau brothers, as a farmer, a milk truck driver, for DAC in Winsted, and for his son’s trucking business.
Arvid enjoyed fishing, woodworking, going out to eat, and spending time with his family and friends.
Arvid was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Lucinda Krienke; parents-in-law Esther and Heinrich Rannow; sister Eldoris Krienke; and son Roland Krienke.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Krienke of Glencoe; children Carol Klaustermeier (husband Gene), Marlin Krienke (wife Bonnie), all of Glencoe, and David Krienke of Silver Lake; grandchildren Lisa O’Dell (husband Gregg), Kent Klaustermeier (special friend Deanna), Randy Krienke (fiancée Kylee), Jeremey Krienke, Kelli Krienke (special friend Chris), Aaron Krienke, and April Krienke; as well as many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services took place Friday, Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. at the First Ev. Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Terry Brandenburg officiating. The organist was Dawn Wolter. “Amazing Grace” was the congregational hymn. Soloist Chuck Thiel sang “How Far Is Heaven?” and “One Day At A Time.”
Visitation was Thursday evening, Jan. 8 at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe.
Serving as casket bearers were Randy Mathews, Gene Mathews, James Rehmann, Rick Rehmann, Nicholas Edwards and Albert Teubert.
Arrangements were by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. For online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralchapels.com