Clifford William Bernard Krohnfeldt, 19312014 (aged 83 years)

Name
Clifford William Bernard /Krohnfeldt/
Given names
Clifford William Bernard
Surname
Krohnfeldt
Birth
March 14, 1931 44 44
Death of a brotherElmer John Krohnfeldt
September 4, 1943 (aged 12 years)
Death of a fatherJulius Frederick Krohnfeldt Jr.
June 13, 1971 (aged 40 years)
Death of a motherHermina B Froemming
June 24, 1976 (aged 45 years)
INDI:DIV
August 18, 1978 (aged 47 years)
Death of a sisterRose Krohnfeldt
May 3, 1987 (aged 56 years)
Death of a brotherHarold Krohnfeldt
December 5, 1996 (aged 65 years)
Death of a sisterLeona Krohnfeldt
September 27, 1997 (aged 66 years)
Death of a wifeYvonne Doris Diedrich
October 17, 2000 (aged 69 years)

Death of a brotherEugene Krohnfeldt
December 24, 2005 (aged 74 years)
Death
May 20, 2014 (aged 83 years)
Note: Obituary

Obituary Clifford William Krohnfeldt was born March 14, 1931 in Ida Township, MN, the son of Julius and Hermina (Froemming) Krohnfeldt. He was born and raised on the family farm that his grandfather homesteaded. He attended country school through the eighth grade. Following his schooling, Clifford continued working the home farm.

Clifford served his country in the United States Army in the early 1950’s. Following his discharge, he returned to the home farm. Clifford was united in marriage on May 20, 1956 to Yvonne Diedrich at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie, MN. The couple was blessed with seven children.

Clifford never retired from farming. He remained on the home farm, working it for the rest of his life. Despite the hard work, Clifford thoroughly enjoyed farming, loved tending the livestock, and at one point was milking over sixty cows. Even after his daughter Connie took over the farm, he continued doing field work and driving the tractors. In short, farming was his life, and he lived it to the fullest.

Clifford also had joys outside of farming, and brought joy and laughter to those around him. When he was younger, he had fun spearing fish together with friends and family. He especially enjoyed deer hunting, and looked forward to hunting season in his later years. Clifford also enjoyed his dogs. He owned several over the years, and they were always German Shepherds. Clifford also loved kids and having his grandkids around the farm. He also loved to dance, play pool, spend time with family and friends, and always had a good time having coffee with his coffee-group in Brandon. He brought much joy and laughter to those around him with his quick-witted sense of humor, and he enriched the lives of many with his wisdom. For many years, Clifford drove the tractor for the annual hayride, which was always entertaining and a delight to many family and good friends of the family. He will be deeply missed at the 22nd annual hayride.

Clifford was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Ebenezer Lutheran Church. He remained a member of Ebenezer Lutheran throughout his life.

On Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Clifford died at the age of eighty-three years. He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Yvonne Krohnfeldt; son-in-law, Steven ‘Reno’ Ekdahl; brothers Elmer, Harold Rueben and Eugene Krohnfeldt; and sisters, Rufine Krohnfeldt, Rose Dittberner, Leona Diamond, Renetta Arnson and Myrtle Erickson. Clifford is survived by his daughters, Connie Krohnfeldt of Leaf Valley, MN; Jacqueline Ekdahl of Alexandria, MN; Norma Kloehn and husband, Douglas, of Garfield, MN; and Nora Wilke and husband, Dale, of Miltona, MN; sons, Gregory Krohnfeldt and wife, Lori, of Circle Pines, MN; Lanny Krohnfeldt of Alexandria, MN; and Jonathan Krohnfeldt and wife, Julie, of St. Paul, MN; twenty grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and one brother, Rupert Krohnfeldt and wife, Myna, of Leaf Valley, MN; sister-in-law, Ruth Krohnfeldt; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Leaf Valley. Reverend Dennis Angland was the officiant. Kristi Wussow provided music. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Casket bearers included Douglas Kloehn, Dale Wilke, Connie Krohnfeldt, Jonathan Krohnfeldt, Nathan Ekdahl and Alexander Krohnfeldt. Honorary casket bearers included all of Clifford’s grandchildren and great grandchildren. Military honors were accorded by American Legion Post 87, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 936, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 235 and the Minnesota National Guard.

Burial

Family with parents
father
18861971
Birth: June 23, 1886 45 37Ida Township, Douglas Co, Minnesota, USA
Death: June 13, 1971Alexandria, Douglas Co, Minnesota, USA
mother
elder brother
19151996
Birth: January 16, 1915 28 28
Death: December 5, 1996Douglas Co, Minnesota, USA
12 years
elder brother
19261943
Birth: 1926 39 39
Death: September 4, 1943Douglas Co, Minnesota, USA
-22 months
elder brother
19242005
Birth: February 6, 1924 37 37Leaf Valley, Douglas Co, Minnesota, USA
Death: December 24, 2005Douglas Co, Minnesota, USA
-9 years
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
19161987
Birth: May 28, 1916 29 29Minnesota, USA
Death: May 3, 1987St. Cloud, Stearns Co, Minnesota, USA
-21 months
elder sister
19141997
Birth: July 25, 1914 28 28
Death: September 27, 1997Otter Tail Co, Minnesota, USA
sister
Private
sister
Private
elder brother
19282016
Birth: March 24, 1928 41 41Ida Township, Douglas Co, Minnesota, USA
Death: May 18, 2016
3 years
himself
Cliff Krohnfeldt
19312014
Birth: March 14, 1931 44 44Ida Township, Douglas Co, Minnesota, USA
Death: May 20, 2014Ida Township, Douglas Co, Minnesota, USA
Family with Yvonne Doris Diedrich
himself
Cliff Krohnfeldt
19312014
Birth: March 14, 1931 44 44Ida Township, Douglas Co, Minnesota, USA
Death: May 20, 2014Ida Township, Douglas Co, Minnesota, USA
wife
19372000
Birth: March 16, 1937 24Douglas Co, Minnesota, USA
Death: October 17, 2000
son
Private
daughter
Private
daughter
Private
daughter
Private
daughter
Private
son
Private
son
Private
Death

Obituary Clifford William Krohnfeldt was born March 14, 1931 in Ida Township, MN, the son of Julius and Hermina (Froemming) Krohnfeldt. He was born and raised on the family farm that his grandfather homesteaded. He attended country school through the eighth grade. Following his schooling, Clifford continued working the home farm.

Clifford served his country in the United States Army in the early 1950’s. Following his discharge, he returned to the home farm. Clifford was united in marriage on May 20, 1956 to Yvonne Diedrich at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie, MN. The couple was blessed with seven children.

Clifford never retired from farming. He remained on the home farm, working it for the rest of his life. Despite the hard work, Clifford thoroughly enjoyed farming, loved tending the livestock, and at one point was milking over sixty cows. Even after his daughter Connie took over the farm, he continued doing field work and driving the tractors. In short, farming was his life, and he lived it to the fullest.

Clifford also had joys outside of farming, and brought joy and laughter to those around him. When he was younger, he had fun spearing fish together with friends and family. He especially enjoyed deer hunting, and looked forward to hunting season in his later years. Clifford also enjoyed his dogs. He owned several over the years, and they were always German Shepherds. Clifford also loved kids and having his grandkids around the farm. He also loved to dance, play pool, spend time with family and friends, and always had a good time having coffee with his coffee-group in Brandon. He brought much joy and laughter to those around him with his quick-witted sense of humor, and he enriched the lives of many with his wisdom. For many years, Clifford drove the tractor for the annual hayride, which was always entertaining and a delight to many family and good friends of the family. He will be deeply missed at the 22nd annual hayride.

Clifford was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Ebenezer Lutheran Church. He remained a member of Ebenezer Lutheran throughout his life.

On Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Clifford died at the age of eighty-three years. He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Yvonne Krohnfeldt; son-in-law, Steven ‘Reno’ Ekdahl; brothers Elmer, Harold Rueben and Eugene Krohnfeldt; and sisters, Rufine Krohnfeldt, Rose Dittberner, Leona Diamond, Renetta Arnson and Myrtle Erickson. Clifford is survived by his daughters, Connie Krohnfeldt of Leaf Valley, MN; Jacqueline Ekdahl of Alexandria, MN; Norma Kloehn and husband, Douglas, of Garfield, MN; and Nora Wilke and husband, Dale, of Miltona, MN; sons, Gregory Krohnfeldt and wife, Lori, of Circle Pines, MN; Lanny Krohnfeldt of Alexandria, MN; and Jonathan Krohnfeldt and wife, Julie, of St. Paul, MN; twenty grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and one brother, Rupert Krohnfeldt and wife, Myna, of Leaf Valley, MN; sister-in-law, Ruth Krohnfeldt; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Leaf Valley. Reverend Dennis Angland was the officiant. Kristi Wussow provided music. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Casket bearers included Douglas Kloehn, Dale Wilke, Connie Krohnfeldt, Jonathan Krohnfeldt, Nathan Ekdahl and Alexander Krohnfeldt. Honorary casket bearers included all of Clifford’s grandchildren and great grandchildren. Military honors were accorded by American Legion Post 87, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 936, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 235 and the Minnesota National Guard.