Bessie Kronstedt, 96, was born July 23, 1926, and died Jan. 30, 2023.

Bessie was born in St. Paul. In ninth grade, she met and fell in love with Monroe. They were married for 68 years. She was homecoming queen and Monroe was Mr. Football at Murray High School.

Later, she and Monroe traveled the world. Her favorite trips were to Africa. Bessie was very active in society including as a Cub Scout leader, in League of Women Voters, Children’s Hospital Guild and many other organizations.

She was preceded in death by Monroe and parents, Walter and Mabel Anderson. She is survived by sister, Janet Shields; four children Michael Kronstedt (Nancy), Nancy Regole (Dennis), Jon Kronstedt (Beverly), Karen Hamilton (Gary); seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life was held Feb. 7. Memorials preferred to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital or Presbyterian Homes.

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