Ann Christine Krauter

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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.


Visitation - Friday: January 20, 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

CHI Riverview Chapel
5300 12th Street South
Fargo, ND

Rosary : January 20, 2023 6:00 pm

CHI Riverview Chapel
5300 12th Street South
Fargo, ND

Prayer Service - Friday: January 20, 2023 6:30 pm

CHI Riverview Chapel
5300 12th Street South
Fargo, ND

Visitation - Saturday: January 21, 2023 9:30 am - 10:30 am

CHI Riverview Chapel
5300 12th Street South
Fargo, ND

Funeral Mass - Saturday: January 21, 2023 10:30 am

CHI Riverview Chapel
5300 12th Street South
Fargo, ND

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  1. Dear Aaron, Adam, and Ardella,
    My prayers for you and all your families at the death of your beloved matriarch. It’s a gift and challenge to care for a mother with such a long life; thank you for our faithfulness.

    • Sr. Atkinson,
      Thank you for your prayers.
      When I see you with your mother on Sunday’s it truly exemplifies the 4th Commandment !

  2. Praying for you with deep sympathy.
    May the Lord comfort you during this difficult time.

    Ching Yan and Lizina Tang
    Pingtung, Taiwan

    • Ching Yan and Lizina,
      Thank you for your prayers and sympathies. Our faith will guide us. God bless your family.

  3. Prayers for all the family.
    I only knew her a short time, while she was a friend of my mother-in-law Helen Bittner at Riverview.
    She was a very kind and gracious lady- had a warmth about her that is rare.
    God will bless her with a beautiful heavenly home.
    Vickie and Jim Willprecht

    • Vickie and Jim,
      Thank you for the kind words and for coming to the funeral. Ann is with Jesus, Mary, Jospeh and all her family and friends in eternal happiness. God bless you and your family.

  4. Dear family, companions and friends of Ann, It is our shared prayer and belief that Ann will be welcomed into the joys and delights of heaven. Ann’s warm smile and gracious embraces and hugs will always be remembered. We have learned of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s love for us through Ann. Ann, a disciple of Christ Jesus, now invites us to proclaim the GOOD NEWS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST by the integrity and charity of our lives. The BATON OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH is now passed into our hands. May we run and dance with the HIFT OF FAITH as Ann danced and journeyed! Welcome home, Ann. And bless us all!

    • Fr. Duane,
      Thank you for your kind and spiritual words about Ann’s faith. It truly was a gift to us all.
      God bless you.

  5. Krauter Family:

    Condolences, thoughts and prayers on the loss of your loved one.
    May she rest in peace!
    Dennis and Mary Bartsch

    So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother !
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.
    In Heartfelt Sympathy,

    • Arlowene,
      Thank you for your prayers and sympathies. Ann is joyously with her family, Mike, Christine, John and Duane.
      God bless you and your family.

  7. Aarón, Cindy and all the Krauter family, I send prayerful sympathy! Ann lived a full life! So generous and gracious, loving, gentle and kind. Those of us who knew her are blessed in the goodness she offered. May the God she served so faithfully welcome her into His wonderful presence where she rejoices forever with Adam and her loved who hav ego el before her. Sincerely, Sister Susan Lardy

  8. Krauter Family,

    I’m so sorry about the loss of your mother. She was blessed to have a family who loves her so much. My prayers are with you all.

  9. So Sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom, Ann. Your parents were such good friends to my parents Pete and Ann Schulz. Dad grew up with them and they played cards with Mom and Dad after retiring to town. May she Rest In Peace and May Perpetual Light shine upon her. On behalf of Pete and all the Schulz’s, our deepest sympathy

    • Rita,
      Pete and Ann were very good people who loved their family and friends with all their hearts.
      Thank you for your kind words and sympathies.

  10. On behalf of the family of Peter and Ann Schulz, we send deepest sympathies and prayers for your family. Your parents and ours were long-time friends and dad still speaks of them and the good times they had together.
    May your mother rest in eternal peace, she was an awesome lady.
    -Peter Schulz and family

    • Peggy,
      Yes our parent were good old friends who loved to get together and visit. They took the time to visit. Thank you for your prayers and sympathies.

  11. To the Krauter Family:
    We send our sincere sympathies and condolences in your loss. Ann has left a wonderful legacy to all who knew and loved her: to be warm, kind, generous and loving.
    May she Rest In Peace.

    • Dixie and Bill,
      Thank you for your kind and generous words about Ann. She is now with Adam dancing. Her faith was humble and affirming.

  12. We send our deepest sympathies to your family for the loss of your beautiful Mother and Grandmother. May she rest in eternal peace.

    • Laurie and Dave,
      Our family thanks you for the sympathies and friendship over the years. Ann loved your music.
      God bless you and your family.

  13. Dear family of Ann,
    Becoming acquainted with Ann through the years at Riverview was truly a joy! Her warm smile always illuminated the room, and her greeting was a highlight of our visits there. We always enjoyed her friendliness to us and our mother Clarice. We celebrate the love and life of Ann.

    • Nancy and Ed,
      Thank you for the kind words.
      Ann always appreciated your greetings and loved to listen to Clarice play piano.
      God bless you and your family.

  14. Paul and Diana Kuhn Dietz extend their sympathy to the Adam and Ann Krouter family. Diana’s mother, Helen Fritz Kuhn. was Ann’s first cousin and they had a very close relationship.

    • Diana and Paul,
      The family thanks you for your sympathies.
      Mom loved her cousins. You could say its was faith, family and food.
      God bless you and your family.

  15. Aunt Anna was my sponsor for confirmation. We want to express our deepest condolences on the loss of a very warm and caring person. I’ll always remember her beautiful smile. May God bless and keep her.

    • Eileen and Tom,
      Thank you for your thoughtfulness.
      Mom is in eternal life with her family, especially Mike, Christine, John and Duane.
      Love you guys.

  16. Anna was such a beautiful woman inside and out. Always had a smile and peaceful gesture whenever we met. I will miss her presence with along with her devoted family at daily Mass. “May the Angels Welcome her to Paradise”

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