NEW ULM - Arlene E. (Mrs. Hilly) Kral, 83, of New Ulm died Friday, December 28, 2012, at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will be in the New Ulm City Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 7:30 -10 a.m. Wednesday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, North Chapel, in New Ulm. To leave an online condolence for her family or to sign the guestbook go to: www.mvfh.org.
Arlene is survived by her husband, Hilarius "Hilly" Kral of New Ulm; daughters and sons-in-law, Katherine "Kay" and Richard Seifert of New Ulm, Patricia "Pat" and Dr. Robert Kaiser of Spicer, Jane and Tim Knaak of New Ulm; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael "Mike"and Sandi Kral of Tulare, California, Bruce Kral, Brian Kral both of St. Cloud, John and Dawn Kral of New Ulm; 23 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Gladys and Mike Stolte, Janice and Julian Griebel all of New Ulm; brother and sister-in-law, Alton and Mabel Buggert of Mesa, Arizona; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Albert "Al" and Lorraine Kral of New Ulm; sisters-in-law, Laura Kral, Arlene Kral and Orlene Kral, all of New Ulm, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Evelyn Riebel, Leona Leonard, Adeline Berg, Lillian Buggert in infancy; brothers, Leslie Buggert and Fremont Buggert.
Arlene Ella Buggert was born on September 14, 1929 in New Ulm to John Walter and Lena Augusta (Rickers) Buggert. On September 23, 1947 she was united in marriage to Hilarius Kral at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in New Ulm. After marriage they farmed in West Newton Township, Nicollet County. In 1994 they moved to New Ulm. Arlene enjoyed flower gardening, fixing puzzles, reading, camping, river fishing, and travelling. She was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm.