Mary J. Kriewall, 87
Winnebago Mary J. Kriewall, age 87, of Winnebago, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 at the United Hospital District in Blue Earth.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, Rev. Matthew Lorfeld officiated. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com.
Mary was born on Feb. 20, 1932 in Martin County to Percy and Tena (Kragness) Rippel. She graduated from Trimont High School, and furthered her education at Mankato State University, where she obtained a degree in teaching. On Aug. 25, 1956, Mary married Roger W. “Coon” Kriewall in Monterey.
Mary taught Health and Physical Education Classes at the Blue Earth Area Schools for 32 years. She also taught swimming lessons and water safety programs in Faribault County from 1950-1977. Mary was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth.
She loved painting ceramics and giving them as gifts. She also enjoyed her time at the lake and visiting with family and friends on the phone.
Mary is survived by her children, Todd (Ann) Kriewall, of Albert Lea, Sherry (Kurt) Abel, of Blue Earth, and Gina Teems, of Park Rapids; grandchildren, David (Nicolette) Abel, Danielle (Travis) Olson, Derek (Mackenzie) Abel, Marisa (Adam) Geiger, Kyle (Nicole) Kriewall, Karli Kriewall, and Kohl Kriewall; great grandchildren, Hallie and Davison Abel, and Reese and Rylee Olson; and many more family and close friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Roger; son, Rick Kriewall; and son-in-law, Mike Teems.
Mary’s family thanks you in advance for any memorial donations and floral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth.