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Martha Kral

December 5, 1936 ~ October 23, 2020 (age 83)


Martha Mary Kral, age 83 of Packwaukee/Oxford died on Friday, October 23, 2020 at Harris Villa Assisted Living in Westfield. Martha was born on December 5, 1936 in Milwaukee the daughter of Herbert and Renata (Barkow) Jordan.  At a young age, Martha along with her mother and siblings moved to Packwaukee. On December 6, 1952 Martha married Allen Kral at Trinity Lutheran Church in Packwaukee, where she remained a member for the rest of her life.  For many years Martha worked alongside Allen owning and operating Kral Auto Salvage in Packwaukee. She also worked as a rural mail carrier out of the Montello post office.  Following the transition of their business to their son, Dan, Martha and Allen moved to Oxford.  In her younger years, Martha enjoyed camping, snowmobiling and riding motorcycle.  More recently, she enjoyed gardening and going to the casino.  Martha especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

Martha is survived by two daughters: Debbie (Bob) Vohland of Oxford, Dawn (David) Kral-Kueter of Wheatridge, CO as well as grandchildren: Robin (Shaun) Murphy and their children: Bailey and Aiden; Jeremy (Whitni) Kral and their children: Thea, Tate and Tess; Eric Drew and his children: Caleb and Olivia; Jeff Kral and Joshua Kral. Martha is also survived by her sisters: Helen Krivanek, Renata Quillen, Ruth Pellerino, sister-in-law, Joyce Krueger and many other relatives and friends.  

Martha was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Allen, two sons: Dan and infant son, Allen Jr., brothers: Arthur (Becky), Herman (Gertie) and Albert (Joyce), brothers-in-law: Edwin “Pork” Krivanek, Ken Quillen, Ross Pellerino, Arnold Krueger and Ken (Jean) Kral.

Due to COVID, memorial services will be held at a later date when it is safe to gather.  Inurnment will take place at the Oak Hill Cemetery, town of Packwaukee.

The family would like to thank Nan and the amazing staff at Harris Villa for the care they gave Martha over the last 2 years. Words cannot express how grateful we are for the care and compassion shown to Mom.

Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Oxford and Montello is honored to be serving the family.


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