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Alta Mae Krant, 91, of Glencoe

Alta Mae Krant
Alta Mae (Peterson) Krant, 91, of Glencoe, formerly of Lester Prairie, died peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 27, at Lyngblomsten Care Center in St. Paul.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 30, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie with the Rev. Travis Loeslie officiating. Nancy Buckentine was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Our God, Our Help in Ages Past,” “Just As I Am, Without One Plea” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.”
Interment was in the Lester Prairie City Cemetery.
Alta Mae (Peterson) Krant was born Dec. 21, 1923, in rural Canby. She was the daughter of Edward O. and Thea (Edwards) Peterson. She was baptized as an infant on Feb. 5, 1924, by the Rev. Omar Brenne at First Lutheran Church in Canby, and was confirmed in faith as a youth on June 26, 1938, by the Rev. O.G. Olson, at First English Lutheran Church in Canby. She was educated in Canby was the valedictorian of the Canby High School class of 1941. She furthered her education by completing the executive secretarial course at Minneapolis Business College on March 6, 1942.
On Sept. 1, 1957, she was united in marriage to Leslie William Henry Krant by the Rev. N.S. Magelssen at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Canby. They made their home on the Krant family farm in Bergen Township, McLeod County. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Douglas and Nancy. They shared over 50 years of marriage before Mr. Krant’s death on Aug. 15, 2008.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker, Mrs. Krant helped on the family farm. She also worked at Gambles Skogmo and Andersen Lumber (now Andersen Windows). She was an active member of the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school. She also was a member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League/Ladies Aid.
Mrs. Krant enjoyed bowling, bridge and baking bars and cookies. She cherished the time spent with her family and friends. She was the favorite aunt of most, if not all, her nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her children, Douglas Krant of Austin and Nancy Krant (John Oliva) of New London, Connecticut; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward O. and Thea Peterson; husband, William Krant; sisters and their husbands, Gladys and Merl Phinney, Hazel and Charles Adkins and Mildred and Al Ludtke; and brothers, Archie, Elroy “Bud” and Conrad, and wives Mabel and Winnie.
Memorials are preferred to the American Diabetes Association.
Arrangements were with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.