Bonita M. Kral, 78

Published 8:32 am Monday, June 25, 2018

Bonita M. Kral, 78

Bonita M. Kral, 78, of rural Myrtle, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the Muse Norris Hospice House of Mason City, Iowa.

Bonita Mary (Gill) was born on Sept. 27, 1939, in Mason City to Steven and Vera (Fent) Gill. She grew up in Kensett, Iowa, where she was active in many sports and activities. She graduated from Kensett High School as salutatorian. Bonita continued her education at Naeve Hospital in Albert Lea, Minnesota, where she obtained her radiology technician certificate. She eventually became chief x-ray technician and head of the hospital’s school, where she taught many students.

On Dec. 29, 1962, Bonita was united in marriage to Roger Kral in Albert Lea. The couple was blessed with two children, Tim and Colleen. Together, they would raise their family on a farm near Myrtle.

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Bonita enjoyed many things. She enjoyed watching sports and always had beautiful flowers and decorations around the family farm. She can be described as somebody who made you better just by being around her. Above anything else, she enjoyed spending time with her immediate and extended family. Bonita was most happy at her children’s and grandchildren’s events. Even though her family lived far away, she always seemed to be there for them. She rarely ever missed any event and was certain to send a card to all of her grandchildren on any special occasions. Family meant the world to Bonita.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Steven and Vera Gill; mother and father in-law, Joseph (Mollie) Kral; siblings, Gary (Arlene) Gill, Patricia Fandel and Rosalie Olson; and a brother in-law, Donald Kral.

She will be missed by her husband of 55 years, Roger Kral; children, Tim Kral and Colleen (Chuck) Miller; grandchildren, Chaz, Zoee, Joe and Emma; a sister, Sandra (Wayne) Anderson; brother in-law, John Fandel; as well as many loving nieces, nephews, close cousins, and friends.

Funeral services for Bonita will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Albert Lea with Father Kurt Farrell officiating.  Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at the Bonnerup Funeral Chapel in Albert Lea. Interment will take place at the Bohemian National Cemetery in rural Myrtle.