Adeline Shirley Krell, 94


Adeline Shirley Krell (nee Degner), 94, of Hartford, passed away Aug. 30, 2010, at the Aurora Medical Center in Hartford.

She was born Feb. 8, 1916, in Buffalo, N.D. to the late William and Bertha (nee Campbell) Degner. After the death of her mother in 1926, Adeline and her younger sister, Alice, were raised by their maternal aunt, Mercy.

On Jan. 8, 1935, she was united in marriage to Walter J. Krell in West Bend. They met when Adeline was visiting relatives in Wisconsin and were married within a year of their meeting.

After their marriage, they lived with Walter’s parents for a couple of years; this is where their first child, Jerome, was born. Then they moved to Hartford, where Walter had purchased a milk route. In 1942, right after the birth of their second child, daughter Dolores, they moved into their first home on Cedar Street. Their third child, Ralph, was born in 1950. In the 1950s they built the house that would be their home for many years.

Adeline had many jobs over her life. She helped Walter with the milk route, sold Avon, worked at the dry cleaners and at the Hartford Nursing Home. She was a devout member of St. Kilian Parish in Hartford and enjoyed playing cards and bingo.

Survivors include her son, Ralph (special friend, Nancy); her daughter-in-law, Beverly Krell; her g r a n d ch i l d re n , Diane (Alan) Bentfield, Jeff (Dawne), Greg, Jim (Jill), Beth Krell (special friend, Tom), Jon (Patti), Brenda (Mark) Merten, Connie (Bret) Miller, Shannon Krell, Kevin Langenecker; great-grandchildren, Katilyn Miller, Keaton Miller, Christopher Schatz, Matthew Schatz, Michael Schatz, Lindsay Krell, Jessica Krell, James Krell, Matthew Krell, Nicholas Krell, Ken Erickson, Tyler Krell, Trisha Krell and Daniel Borusky; and great-great-grandchildren, Sophia Schatz and Frankie Schatz.

Adeline was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter; son, Jerome; daughter, Dolores; sister, Alice; great-granddaughter, Katie Rose; and great-grandson, William.

Mass of Christian burial for Adeline will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at St. Kilian Catholic Church, 264 State St., Hartford. The Rev. David LaPlante will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 2, at St. Kilian Catholic Church from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Interment at St. Kilian Cemetery.

Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. www.shimonfuneralhome.com.