Joan (Schultz) Krei

January 18, 1939 ~ March 6, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Joan Krei Obituary

Joan Marie Krei, 85, West Fargo, ND, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at Bethany Retirement Living in Fargo, ND surrounded by her loving family.

Born on January 18, 1939, to Kenneth and Antonia (Schindele) Schultz, of Tolna, ND, Joan was the sixth of ten children. Joan grew up on a small family farm on the shores of Stump Lake. She graduated from Tolna High School then went on to attend college at Valley City State Teachers College attaining her teaching certificate. Joan taught elementary school at Benson, MN where she would meet the future love of her life.

Joan married Eugene Krei of Alberta, MN on June 15, 1968. After a brief period in Oregon, they made their final home in West Fargo, ND in 1975. Gene and Joan celebrated 55 wonderful years together enduring many trials and tribulations in which they always endured together.

When she wasn’t working as a substitute teacher for the local school districts, Joan dedicated her life to being a devoted wife and mother. In her free time, Joan loved to play organ, crochet and research family genealogy going back numerous generations. Joan also liked to collect and read cookbooks, even though she would be the first to admit that she hated to cook.

Joan was an active member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in West Fargo. She devoted many years to teaching catechism to the children of the parish and helping with the annual church bazaar.

Joan felt blessed to have all her children and grandchildren close enough to allow for frequent visits in which she enjoyed immensely.

Joan is survived by her husband, Eugene; four children Jeffrey (Kim) Krei, Jason (Kristi) Krei, Jonathan Krei, and Jacqueline Krei; grandchildren Alexie and Kyle Krei; siblings, Gerald Schultz, James (Teddy) Schultz, Robert (Kathy) Schultz, and Shirley Schultz and countless nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings Marvin Schultz, Donald (Luann) Schultz, Bruce (Mary Lu) Schultz, Vernette (Duane) Neva, infant sister Lois Ann Schultz; sister-in-law, Cerese Schultz.

Funeral Mass: Saturday, March 16, 2024, at 1:00 PM at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 210 5th Ave W, West Fargo, ND.

Final Resting Place: Tolna Cemetery.

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March 16, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
210 5th Avenue West
West Fargo, ND 58078

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March 16, 2024

1:00 PM
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
210 5th Avenue West
West Fargo, ND 58078


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