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Wayne A Kralewski

Wayne A Kralewski

Wayne A. Kralewski, age 77 of Rock Falls passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on May 27th, 2024.

Wayne was born May 9th, 1947 in Durand, WI. He was the son of Wilfred and Arcella (Peterson) Kralewski. Wayne graduated from Durand High School in 1965. He then attended UW River Falls for one year in the Physical Education Department. In January 1966 Wayne met the love of his life, Mary Jane Fedie. They were married December 26,1966 at Holy Rosary Parish, Lima, WI.

Wayne held various jobs; The Durand Canning Factory, Presto and Food Services of America. In 2012 he retired from Nestlé after 20 years.

Wayne enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and camping. He started golfing in retirement and also enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Wayne was very interested in his community. He was Town of Peru Chairman for 30+ years. He also served as a Vice Chair on the Durand Rural Fire Department Board for several years. Wayne was a member of the Knights of Columbus for 39 years and 7 of those years he was the Grand Knight.  He was also a Charter member of the Rock Falls Sportsman’s Club.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Jane of Rock Falls; his children, Bill (Rebecca) Kralewski of Menomonie; Greg Kralewski of Elk Mound; Brandi (Tobe) Bowe of Augusta; Cindy Kralewski of Rock Falls; his grandchildren; Katlynn Kralewski of Parrish, FL; Sara Kralewski of Daytona Beach, FL; Seth (Katelyn) Kralewski of Menomonee Falls; Brenna Bowe (Mason Harshman) of Boyd; Ceara Ball of Eau Claire (who will always be his “Critter”); his brother Ronald (Marlene) Kralewski of Durand and sister Donna (John) Johnson of Chetek.

Wayne is preceded in death by his parents Wilfred and Arcella; brother Patrick Kralewski and niece Theresa Lane.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11am on Monday June 3rd, 2024 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Rock Falls with Rev. Tim Welles officiating.

Visitation will be preceding the mass from 9am-11am. A private burial will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank Lily Home and Hospice for their compassion and care.

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


  1. Linda Stokes

    I’m so sorry Mary Jane. He will always be remembered as a fun loving and humorous guy. He called me shebee. One of his jokes from way back.
    What a great husband and father and grandfather! He will be missed.

  2. Tony and Jill Gruber

    So sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. We had some memorable times with you both. He will be missed. Are thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  3. Paula Smith

    to cindy i wanted to say im truly sorry for the loss of your dad i know it's not easy but i hope your memories last for a time and you know he's just above you when you need something im so sorry it had to happen and i hope you can still take time for yourslef and know that your classmates and freinds are there for you no matter what sending you hugs

  4. Barb Schmidt

    Donna, Sorry to read of Wayne's passing. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Crystal Dow

    I'm very sorry to hear of
    Wayne's passing....he always treated great people with a great fun smile......Crystal Dow (sockness) he was a pillar for the community....

  6. lowell greenwood

    So sorry for your loss. Donna and I will miss the good times we've had with Wayne and Mary Jane.

  7. Jami J Green Callan

    Mary Jane and extended Family,
    Sending my sincere sympathies to all of you in the passing of Wayne.
    Hold him very close in your heart, as he really is very near, in every memory you shared….


  8. Brian and Norma Gabriel

    Our deepest sympathy to the family. He was a terrific leader/community minded person. He will be missed.

  9. Roger Poeschel

    Condolences on on Wayne's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Wayne and Family. Wayne was always ready to help, didn't take life to seriously and was always ready for a Budweiser.

  10. Estella Bauer

    Our Deepest Sympathy Mary Jane and family. He was a classmate and a great guy to know. God Bless and take care. Rick & Estella Bauer

  11. Kim and Lynette Wagenbach

    So very sorry for your loss Mary Jane. He was a special guy and will be missed. May he rest in peace.

  12. Curt and Lori Greenwood

    So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers. Such a great person. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  13. Mike Gilles

    I remember Wayne as a good guy. May God bless him and his family.

  14. Colleen Forster Garnevicus

    Our deepest sympathies, Mary Jane and family, on the loss of Wayne! You are in our prayers!

  15. Brad Harmon

    Mary Jane, you and your family have our deepest sympathy, Waye will always be remembered and have a special place in our hearts, Brad and Fay

  16. Lester and Rita

    Our deepest condolences to Mary Jane and the family. We will keep you all in our prayers.

  17. John and Judy Parr

    our prayers are with

  18. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Our deepest sympathy to all.

  19. Dale Peterson

    Hugs and prayers Mary Jane and family. He was a very special man and will be missed. So sorry for your loss.❤️

  20. Mary & Tony Schuh

    Dearest families of Wayne, please except our deepest condolences. You are all, in our prayers. It is with a heavy heart we say goodbye to you Wayne.
    He will always be in our thoughts, as we know he looks down from above.mikx to watch and laughs with us when we are silly

  21. Mary & Tony Schuh

    Dearest families of Wayne, please except our deepest condolences. You are all, in our prayers. It is with a heavy heart we say goodbye to you Wayne.
    He will always be in our thoughts, as we know he looks down from above.mikx to watch and laughs with us when we are silly

  22. Barbara Buchanan

    Prayers for you and your family. So sorry for your loss. Wayne was a super nice guy. I sure enjoyed you visiting us in Wa. Hugs cousin,

  23. Donna Schilling

    So sorry for your loss! Wayne was a great man. Always joking around and always friendly. Prayers to all and hugs♥️

  24. Gary & Judi Bauer

    Our deepest sympathy MaryJane and family.
    Keeping you in our prayers

  25. Laurie Kampa

    MaryJane, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family. Love & Hugs
    Laurie Kampa

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