Ann Christine Krauter
February 24, 1924 ~ January 15, 2023
Ann Krauter 98, of Fargo entered eternal life on January 15, 2023
Anna was born to Mike and Christine (Schiff) Grundhauser on February 24, 1924, in St. Paul, Minnesota and was baptized at St. Agatha Catholic Church. Anna was given the baptismal name of her grandmother, Anna Loh. In the fall of 1926 Mike and Christine and family returned to the Grundhauser homestead in Stark County.
At the age of 9 Anna made her First Holy Communion and Confirmation at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Lefor, North Dakota. She was inspired to her Catholic faith by her teacher’s, the Benedictine Sister’s from Crookston, MN.
Anna graduated from the 8th grade at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic School in Lefor, North Dakota. After her mother’s unexpected death Anna at the age of 12 stayed at home to help her dad raise her two brothers.
Ann caught the eye of husband Adam at the dances at the Bayer Hall and the Verin’s Hall in Lefor. They were married on June 3, 1941, at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Lefor. Together they farmed for 45 years.
Ann was a member of the St. Elizabeth’s Christian Mothers Society and her neighborhood “Six plus Six” Homemakers Club.
Ann was a devout Catholic and a faithful member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Lefor while she lived on the farm and at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Dickinson in her retirement years.
Her favorite pleasures in life were sewing, baking, and most of all dancing waltzes, polkas and schotes with Adam on Saturday nights. Ann had the German Hungarian cooking and baking skills that were a highlight of family gatherings. Favorites were Sunday soup, chicken or beef paprikash, bean soup and strudels, fresh baked buns and rolls and a Tupperware full of chocolate chip cookies.
In retirement years Adam and Ann traveled many miles in their RV visiting relatives and friends across the United States. Seeing her grandchildren and great grandchildren brought great joy to Ann.
After her husband’s death in 2005 Ann remained in Dickinson until 2012 when she moved to Riverview Catholic Health Initiatives retirement community in Fargo to be closer to family.
Ann is survived by her children Adam (Andrea) Krauter, Blaine, MN; Ardella (Clint) Larson, Fargo, ND and Aaron (Cindy) Krauter West Fargo, ND, grandchildren Matt (Caty) Krauter, Kenosha, WI, Paul (Lilian) Krauter, New Brighten, MN, Emily (Brock) Boos, Dickinson, ND, Mitchell (Abby) Krauter, Rochester, MN, Hannah Krauter, West Fargo, great grandchildren Ella, Blake and Mathis Krauter, Kenosha, WI, Silas Krauter, New Brighten, MN, and Capri Ann Boos, Dickinson, ND, half-brother Eugene Grundhauser and half-sisters Grace (Lester) Schiltz and Deloras (Richard) Faller, sister in-law Bea Grundhauser and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ann is preceded in death by her husband Adam, infant son Alan, parents Mike and Christine (Schiff) Grundhauser and brothers John and Duane Grundhauser.
The family of Ann Krauter are forever grateful to the wonderful, caring staff at Riverview Crosshaven CHI, Fargo, and Hospice of the Red River Valley.