Obituaries for October 30, 2002

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Otto D. Kraling, Jr., 65

Otto D. Kraling, Jr., 65, of Blooming Prairie, died Oct. 28, 2002, in Claremont.

He was born Aug. 11, 1937, to Edna (King) and Otto Kraling, Sr. in West Concord.

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On Nov. 18, 1956, he married Uldene Wradislavsky in Dodge Center. They lived most of their married life in the Blooming Prairie area.

A farmer and mechanic, Otto enjoyed tractor pulls and auctions, restoring tractors, his cattle, going out to eat and spending time with family.

Survivors include wife, Uldene; children, Jerome Kraling, Owatonna; Joan (Roger) Stoen, Medford; JoDee (Scott) Hendrikson, Northfield; Otto John (Barb) Kraling, Blooming Prairie; Patrick (Robin) Kraling, Owatonna; 10 grandchildren; siblings, Esther Zeller, West Concord; John (Joyce) Kraling, Pendleton, Ore.; Barb (Klaus) Alberts, Mantorville; Janelle Deal, Zalrico, Fla.; Charlean (Michael) Louks, Dodge Center; half sisters, Howardene Rasmussen, West Concord; Lucille Stevenson, Mantorville; half brother, Wilton Vrieze, Dodge Center; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandson, Eric Jenson.

Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, at the funeral home and Friday at church for one hour before the service.

Service: 11 a.m., Friday, at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie with the Revs. Richard Hegal and Heidi Heimgartner co-officiating.

Interment: First Lutheran Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home.

Memorials: To First Lutheran Church of Blooming Prairie.

Elsie B. Daleske, 83

Elsie Bertha Daleske, 83, of Dexter, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002, at Fieldcrest Nursing Home, Hayfield.

She was born March 29, 1919, to Henry and Lena (Puschert) Abeld in Dexter. She attended school in Dexter and Elkton and was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church, Elkton, where she was a lifelong member.

On June 4, 1939, she married Fred Daleske at St. John's Lutheran Church. After Fred's death on April 5, 1949, Elsie continued to operate the family farm in Dexter Township with her sons and parents until 1973, when Elsie and her mother sold the farm and moved to Austin. Elsie worked in Rochester at Libby's and later at Raymond's Nursing Home (Burr Oak Manor) in Austin until July 1981.

On July 25, 1981, she married Otto Daleske of Ceylon. They moved to the Cedars of Austin in 1996; Otto died Sept. 15, 1997.

Elsie belonged to ladies aid at church and enjoyed crocheting afghans for her family.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Herbert and Carol Daleske, Hayfield; Robert and Lyla Daleske, Somonauk, Ill.; step-daughters, Lucille (Martin) Rettig, Alexandria; Mary (James) Klopp, Glencoe; step-son, Karl (Delores) Daleske, Ceylon; six grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 20 step-great-grandchildren; four step-great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Abeld, Crookston; Frieda Mailand, Spring Valley; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fred; husband, Otto; brother, Richard; and two step-great-grandchildren.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., today, Oct. 30, 2002, at the funeral home and Thursday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 11 a.m., Thursday, at St. John's Lutheran Church in rural Elkton with Rev. Daniel Wee officiating.

Interment: In the church cemetery.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.