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Arcella E. Kralewski

Arcella E. Kralewski

Arcella E. Kralewski, age 90 of Durand, died Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Wabasha, MN with her family by her side.

Arcella was born on December 20, 1926 in the Town of Frankfort, Pepin County. She was one of four children born to Gustaf and Agnes (Kallstrom) Peterson.  Arcella grew up in the town of Frankfort and attended Little Plum School. On May 8, 1945 Arcella married Wilfred Kralewski at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand. After marriage they lived on her husband’s family farm and raised their family in the Town of Maxville, Buffalo County. Arcella continued living on the farm after Wilfred’s death in December of 1997 for the rest of her life. She worked at St. Benedict’s Hospital in Durand and later at Skogmo’s Store for more than 40 years. Arcella retired in 1995.

Arcella’s biggest pleasure in life was her family. She enjoyed them all, especially the little ones. She had a love of her flower garden, embroidery and counted cross stitch. Arcella and Wilfred spent many days camping on their land near Chetek with family and friends, and fishing the Chain of Lakes.

Arcella is survived by her children; Ronald (Marlene) of Durand, Wayne (Mary Jane) of Rock Falls and Donna (John) Johnson of Chetek, seven grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, brother-in-law; John Kralewski of Minnetonka, MN, sister-in-law; Judith Peterson of Arkansaw, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by parents, husband; Wilfred, son; Patrick Kralewski, one granddaughter; Theresa Lane, sister; Anna Carlson and two brothers; Anton and Arthur Peterson.

Funeral Mass will be 12:00 PM Noon Friday, March 3, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Durand with Rev. Paul Bosco officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until the time of services at the church on Friday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Patti Blount

    I'm sorry for the passing of Arcella. Sympathy to the family during this difficult time.

  2. Dan Callan

    May Arcella RIP. Dad, Mom, and myself always appreciated her many faithful years of employment at Skogmo's in Durand. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend her service in person due to out of town commitments. Sending prayers for Arcella and to your entire family in this difficult time........

  3. Jami Callan

    Ron, Marlene and extended family,

    I was saddened to read that Arcella had passed.
    I have so many fond memories of her at Skogmos.
    I have always held Arcella on the top of my GOOD Person list, as she was just wonderful....inside and out.
    PEace be with all of you, and may she rest now........

  4. Nancy Lindstrom Schroeder

    My deepest sympathy in the lose of your mother. I would have been there but am n Middleton,WI and wouldn't get home until Saturday. Your mother was a very special woman and will be missed by all of you. Always remember the fun time you had with her.

  5. Gary & Judi Bauer

    Wayne and Mary Jane and family. You have our sympathy on the loss of your mom.

  6. John Judy parr

    Sorry to read of your loss prayers with you all

  7. Bobbi Demers

    Sending much love and thinking of you all. Enjoyed meeting Arcella at the July party.

  8. Mary Lynn (Knutson) Smith

    Mary Jane,
    We are sorry to hear that Wayne's mother passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Ken and Mary Lynn Smith

  9. Kris and Dave Polzer

    Always enjoyed your mother's smile when you met her. Such a wonderful lady.

    Kris and Dave Polzer

  10. Thelma Weisenbeck

    I wish to extend my sympathy to the Kralewski Family.
    May your Dear Mom rest in Peace.
    Thelma Weisenbeck

  11. Thom Rutherford

    Ron and Family: Sorry to here about the loss of your Mom. Your Friend Thom Rutherford.

  12. Carol Danzinger

    I'm sorry for your loss of a wonderful woman. With memories of the Skogmo days--my go-to shopping.
    Carol Danzinger, Canton Township

  13. Toni Kremer Lippert

    The Richard Kremer Family sends their thoughts and prayers to you during this most difficult time. God bless Arcella.

  14. Rodney and Patricia Hurlburt

    Our Heartfelt sympathy to 'The Kralewski' family. Remembering Arcella, always with her happy smile and her friendly "Hello". Thinking of all of you in the days ahead and Blessings to each

  15. Mike & Donna Miles

    Our deepest sympathy to the Kralewski Family; Arcella was a wonderful person. God will welcome her home.

  16. Robert Radle

    My deepest condolences to your family

  17. Carl and Sandy Glocke

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.

  18. JeanFredrickson

    I remember your mother from working at Skogmos. Also Ronnie did you work at cenex? My thoughts and prayers are your family.

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