Elizabeth Ann Krienke, 84, of Mizpah, MN, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at the Sanford Fargo Hospice House in Fargo, ND.
A Mass of Christian burial took place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Northome, MN, with Rev. Jeremy Bock officiating.
A gathering of family and friends took place following the funeral at the Mizpah Community Center. Interment will take place at the Mizpah Cemetery at a later date.
Elizabeth was born Nov. 18, 1938, in Minnetrista, MN, the daughter of Frank and Isabel (Stein) Blackowiak.
She grew up and was raised in Mound, MN, graduating from Mound High School.
She then worked for General Mills for a few years. She was a wonderful homemaker and mother, raising five children.
She was co-owner and manager of a construction company in Delano, MN, for many years. She moved to the Northome area in 1979, where she co-owned and managed Moose Camp Resort on Moose Lake near Northome. She also owned and operated the Northome Café and a café in Mizpah.
She was a mentor, helping as many family and friends as she could. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, casinos, and cooking, and liked organizing and doing bookkeeping, helping anyone out when needed. She especially loved spending time with her family.
Elizabeth is survived by four children, Kenneth (Ann) Krienke Jr., of Browns Valley, MN, Keith (Vicky) Krienke Sr., of Monticello, MN, Kristine (Patrick) Dreher of Tenstrike, MN, and Kevin (Cassie) Krienke of Mizpah; longtime companion, Elden Eklin of Mizpah; 13 grandchildren, Kenneth III (Sarah), Kurt (Anna), Amanda, Joyelle (Mike), Keith Jr. (Molly), Kory (Carrie), Jerry Jr., Johnnie (Winter), Kristopher, Alissa (Luke), Ashley (Mike), Alexandra (Kane), and Kiarra (Jose); numerous great and great great-grandchildren; two brothers, Frank (Faye) Blackowiak and Richard (Renee) Blackowiak; sister, Mary Jane (Larry) McKay; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Kim Hanson; her parents; and a great-granddaughter, Kassandra.
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