Alta Mae (Peterson) Krant, age 91, of Glencoe, formerly of Lester Prairie, passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, at Lyngblomsten Care Center in St. Paul.
She was born Dec. 21, 1923, in rural Canby, the daughter of Edward O. and Thea (Edwards) Peterson. Alta Mae was baptized as an infant Feb. 5, 1924, by the Rev. Omar Brenne at First Lutheran Church in Canby, and was confirmed in her faith as a youth June 26, 1938, by the Rev. O.G. Olson at First English Lutheran Church in Canby.
Alta Mae received her education in Canby, and was valedictorian of the Canby High School class of 1941. She furthered her education by completing the executive secretarial course at Minneapolis Business College March 6, 1942.
Alta Mae was united in marriage to Leslie William Henry Krant Sept. 1, 1957, by the Rev. N.S. Magelssen at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Canby. The couple made their home on the Krant family farm in Bergen Township. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Douglas and Nancy.
Alta Mae and William shared over 50 years of marriage, until William passed away Aug. 15, 2008.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother, and homemaker, Alta Mae helped on the family farm. She also worked at Gambles Skogmo and Andersen Lumber (now Andersen Windows).
An active member at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Alta Mae taught Sunday school. She was also a member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League/Ladies Aid.
She is survived by her children, Douglas Krant of Austin, and Nancy Krant (John Oliva) of New London, CT; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband, Leslie, Alta Mae was preceded in death by her parents, Edward O. and Thea Peterson; sisters Gladys Phinney and her husband, Merl, Hazel Adkins and her husband, Charles, and Mildred Ludtke and her husband, Al; and brothers, Archie, Elroy (Bud), and Conrad, and wives Mabel and Winnie.
Funeral services took place Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, with interment following at the Lester Prairie City Cemetery. Pastor Travis Loeslie officiated at the services, and Nancy Buckentine was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Our God, Our Help in Ages Past;” “Just As I Am, Without One Plea;” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.”
Casket bearers were Mike Busch, Earl Kern, Jay Phinney, Amy Williams, Kelly Williams, and Ricky Williams
Memorials are preferred to the American Diabetes Association.
Arrangements were with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Lester Prairie. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com; click on Obituaries/Guest Book.