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William L. “Bill” Krissinger, 84

Jan 11, 2015

Blue Earth A celebration of William’s life took place on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 at Patton Funeral Home, the Rev. Victor Vriesen officiated. William was buried at Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth.

William “Bill” LeRoy Krissinger, died Jan. 7, 2015, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth, where he lived for the past 12 years. William was born at Blue Earth Hospital on May 30, 1929 to LeRoy and Esther (Weyhrauch) Krissinger.

William was raised and farmed much of his life in rural Faribault County. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Blue Earth. In 1973 he moved with his family to town where he was self-employed mowing lawns and blowing snow for friends and neighbors. In 2002 William entered St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center where he was the “unofficial greeter” at the Station 3 entrance and enjoyed joking and visiting with staff, residents and visitors.

Survivors include a sister, Ruth (Ken) Horlacher, of Orangeburg, S.C.; a niece, Jane (Don) Heser, of Mantorville; and a nephew, Dale (Patty) Wilcox, of Killingsworth, Conn. His parents preceded him in death.

Special thanks to Barb and Loren Prescher of Blue Earth, supportive family and friends, and all the staff at St. Luke’s Care Center for their excellent care throughout William’s life.

Expressions of sympathy are preferred in the form of donations to St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center, American Alzheimers Association or charity of the donor’s choice.