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Caroline Krone

Caroline Krone, age 84, of Gaylord passed away Monday, March 11, 2024, at Bayside Manor in Gaylord. Funeral Service was held on Saturday, March 16, 2024, 11:00 A.M. at American Lutheran Church in Gaylord with interment in High Island Cemetery in New Auburn.
Clergy Officiating: Pastor Paul Kratzke.
Pianist: Patty Uecker.
Congregational Hymns: “Just A Closer Walk With Thee”, “How Great How Art”, “On Eagle’s Wings”, “What A Friend We Have In Jesus”
Honorary Casket Bearers: God Children, Jackie Schutte, Lisa Metzler, Jessie Krone.
Casket Bearers: John Schutte, Jeff Modrow, Sheldon Modrow, Logan Krone, Randy Heuer, Steve Hermanson.
Caroline Bertha Krone was born on May 10, 1939, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Edward and Amanda (Modrow) Schutte. Caroline was baptized as an infant on June 21, 1939, by Pastor Klemp at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Corcoran Township and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on March 29, 1953, by Pastor Affeldt at Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Elk River, Minnesota. She graduated from Elk River High School on May 31, 1957. After graduation she started her career at Hansord Pontiac in Minneapolis as a Payroll and Account Payable Clerk.
Caroline was united in marriage to Earl Krone on June 6, 1959, by Pastor Fred Photenbauer at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Corcoran Township. They were blessed with 64 years of marriage and one daughter, Cynthia Krone. After their marriage, the couple lived in Robbinsdale from June of 1959 to 1960 and then moved to Brooklyn Center until 1968. In 1968, they built a new home by Rogers on the farm. In 1972, Earl wanted to go full time dairy and hog farming, so they purchased a farm by Gaylord and still reside there. Caroline helped Earl on the farm and spent many years working for auto dealerships. She retired in June of 2006 from Waconia Ford Mercury as office manager and secretary-treasurer. Her previous employment included Brookdale Ford, Glencoe Ford Mercury, Broadway Chrysler, Plymouth and Hansord Pontiac King Dodge.
Caroline was a previous member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Maple Grove and St. Paul’s Lutheran in Hanover where she taught Vacation Bible School and Sunday School. She was a present member of American Lutheran Church in Gaylord and has taught Sunday School, was the past president of ALCW, on the Mission Endowment and funeral committees, and on the church council as an Elder.
Caroline enjoyed dancing, playing cards, bowling, vacationing and visiting family and friends. Caroline and Earl took trips to Europe, Alaska, Canada and many other U.S. States, and enjoyed going to Branson, Missouri, once or twice a year.
When she needed assistance with her care, Caroline became a resident of Bayside Manor in Gaylord on February 6, 2023, and passed away there on Monday, March 11, 2024, at the age of 84 years. Blessed be her memory.
Caroline is survived by her: Husband, Earl Krone of Gaylord, MN; Daughter, Cindy Krone of Gaylord, MN; Sister-in-law, Barb Schutte of New Auburn, MN; Brothers-in-law and spouses, Leon Krone and his wife, Kathy of Lester Prairie, MN, Dean Krone and his wife, Jackie of Maple Grove, MN, Gary Krone and his wife, Julie of Elk River, MN, and Keith Krone and his wife, Jill of St. Michael, MN; Sisters-in-law and spouses, Joyce Heuer of Howard Lake, MN, Janeal Hermanson of Elk River, MN, Darlene Johnson and her husband, Ade of Little Falls, MN, and Judy Kottke and her husband, Chester of St. Francis, MN; Aunt, Ruth Modrow; Many Nieces, Nephews, cousins and many friends.
Caroline was preceded in death by her Parents, Ed and Amanda Schutte; Brother, Herman Schutte; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Vernon and Pearl Krone; Brothers-in-law, Bob Heuer and Don Hermanson; Sister-in-law, Pat Krone.
Arrangements by Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord, Minnesota. Online obituaries and guest book available at

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