Memorial service for Martha C. Kruckenberg, 92, of Babbitt, formerly of Embarrass, will be 10:30am Monday, June 28, 2021 at United Methodist Church in Aurora with Pastor Barbara Hegfors officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will be in the Embarrass Cemetery. Arrangements by Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora.
Martha died Thursday, June 17, 2021 at Carefree Assisted Living in Babbitt, Minnesota.
She was born August 19, 1928 in Peterson, Iowa to Adolph and Serena Espey. On September 7, 1948 she married Frederick Kruckenberg in Worthington, Minnesota. They farmed in Hartley, Iowa and began raising their family. In 1958 they moved to the Iron Range where she was a homemaker.
Martha was a member of United Methodist Church, the Sons of Norway and the Babbitt VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening.
Survivors include her children: Alice Klaers of Babbitt, Mary (Robert) Wedll of Babbitt, Roger Kruckenberg of Eveleth and Jane Karki of Embarrass; grandchildren: Teresa Fietek, Tamara (Robert) Ellefson, Nicole (Christopher) Erickson, Travis (Hillary) Kruckenberg, Micheal (Marlo) Kruckenberg, Bambi Smith, Michael Karki and Bryan (Celyna) Karki; great grandchildren: Courtney (Mike), Tyler, Kyah, Hiatt, Carter, Chase, Lane, Riley, Shaelynn, Shantel, Jace and Sonya; several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her 8 brothers, husband, Frederick; son, Jerry and son-in-law, Gene Klaers.