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Audrey  Fae Grunden  Krone
     Audrey Fae Grunden Krone, 82, of Gothenburg, died on Feb. 5 at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg. She was born July 9, 1930 to Forrest and Blanche Grunden, north of Curtis in Frontier County and was the third of four children.
     Audrey attended Dist. 76 School. She attended and graduated from NSA in Curtis in 1947. Upon graduation, she taught at the Austin Country School, located north of Ingham. She also taught at Dist. 4 for 1 year following her marriage to Ed Krone on July 9, 1948.
     Ed and Audrey lived their married days on the Krone place located seven miles north of Moorefield and were blessed with five children: Emilyn Kay, Edward Robert Jr., Cheryn Sue, Donna Jo and Mary Rose.
     Audrey was an active partner on the family farm and in the neighborhood. She attended the Church of God in Moorefield, was a 4-H parent of the Tri County 4-H Club in Lincoln County, a member of the Farnam School Board, the Neighborly Belles Extension Club, Frontier County Extension Vice and Chairman, Lincoln County Election Board and employed at the Huss Livestock Sale Barn in Curtis.
     Ed and Audrey enjoyed many years on the farm north of Moorefield, hosting many card parties and other neighborly get-togethers at the White House.
     Survivors include: Daughter Kay of Curtis, son, Ed and Deb of Gothenburg, daughters, Cheryn and Gerald of Maysville, Okla., Donna Stevens of Kearney, Mary and Nick Klintworth of Moorefield. Grandchildren: Lori and Chad Kolbo of Gothenburg, Susan and Brock Massin of Lincoln, Travis and Jessica Beck of Portales, N.M., Dayna & Nathan Sukraw of Wichita, Kans., Chaunci and Erica Beck of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, McKenzie Stevens of Omaha, Nathan Stevens of Lincoln and John and Ryan Klintworth of Moorefield and nine great-grandchildren.
     Preceding her in death were her parents, brother Harold Grunden, husband, granddaughter Elizabeth Stevens and son-in-law, Kim Stevens.
     Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Feb. 8 at the First United Methodist Church in Curtis with Rev. Bonnie Forney and Pastor Brian Nicklas officiating. Interment will follow in the Ft. McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell. Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Curtis is in charge of arrangements.
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 2/6/2013
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