Mildred I. Krambeck , age 98, of Galva, passed away on Tuesday, May 09, 2023 at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital of Denison. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 2:00 PM at the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Galva with the Rev. Paul D. Egger officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at the Holstein Cemetery of Holstein.
Mildred Ida Krambeck, the daughter of John and Sophie (Koehlmoos) Tesch was born August 13, 1924 at her family home in Caledonia Township, O’Brien County, Iowa. She was baptized as Mildred Ida Hulda Ella Tesch on September 7, 1924 at St. John Lutheran Church in Germantown. She received her education at St. John Lutheran School, and was confirmed on April 30, 1939 at St. John Lutheran Church.
On July 2, 1950, at St. John Lutheran Church in Germantown, she married Eldon P. Krambeck. She was a hardworking homemaker having a huge garden, canning and freezing it’s produce, plus working odd jobs outside of the home. She was a loving, caring mother to her six children. She was a longtime and oldest member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Galva.
Surviving her are three daughters, Linda Peterson of Sutherland, Ellen (Jerry) Peterman of Denison and Suzan Graham of Cherokee; one daughter-in-law, Sharon Krambeck of Ida Grove; ten grandchildren, Scot (Penny White) Peterson, Jason Peterson, Michael Peterson, Bobbie Jo (Brian) Gaffey, Gale (Kristen) Wessel, Brent (Nicole Knop) Wessel, Nathan (Leah) Graham, Dustin Graham, Steven (Stacy Mousel) Graham and Marisa (Logan) Ginkens; one grandson-in-law, Dan (Kris) Droegmiller; 17 great-grandchildren, Tyler (Michala Murdock) and Cassandra Peterson, Samantha Anderson, Lane and Elden Kahler, Cloe and Jaden Droegmiller, Logan and Lindsey Wessel, Hunter Wessel, Nolan, Dawson and Clara Graham, Kinleigh Graham and Grayson, Lux and Beckett Ginkens; three great-great-grandchildren, Camron, Nova and John; one sister-in-law, Marilyn Tesch of Hartley; and many extended relatives and friends.
Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon; sons, Milan and wife Joan, Elden “Sonny” and wife, Paula and James Krambeck; one granddaughter, Alisha Droegmiller; parents; siblings, Margaret (Vernon) Byers, Melvin (Dorothy) Tesch, Merlon Tesch, Mardella Tesch and three infant siblings; and in-laws, Dorothy (Wayne) Ruser and Arlene (Bob) Gray.
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