Gunhild "Goldie" Krenzien, age 90, of Storm Lake, died Nov. 13, 2011 at Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.
Gunhild was born Sept. 1, 1921 at her home in Alta, the daughter of Jon and Agnes (Thorgren) Carlson. She was baptized at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Alta where she remained a lifelong member.
Growing up, she attended grade school and graduated from Alta High School in 1938.
On Sept. 26, 1941, Gunhild was united in marriage to Floyde Krenzien in Joplin, Mo. Together, they were blessed with four children: Richard, Sheila, Douglas, and Shelley.
Gunhild enjoyed oil painting, doll collecting and sewing. She belonged to the Alta VFW Auxiliary and the Rebekah Lodge for many years. She treasured her family and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children: Richard (Sylvia) Krenzien of California; Sheila Kurtz of Nebraska; Shelley (Robert) Myers of Washington; grandchildren: Richard Louis Krenzien; Tina Kurtz; Brielle Myers; two great grandchildren; extended family and friends.
Gunhild was preceded in death by her parents, Jon and Agnes Carlson; husband, Floyde Krenzien; son, Douglas Krenzien; son-in-law, Larry Kurtz; and sister, Bertha VanHaxladen.