Lenora L. “Blondie” (Ehlers) Krieg

Lenora L. “Blondie” (Ehlers) Krieg

Lenora L. “Blondie” (Ehlers) Krieg, age 83, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 9:47 p.m., on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Stonehill Care Center. To honor Blondie’s life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Friday, July 12, 2019, at Behr Funeral Home, with Pastor Kristian Kincaid officiating. To celebrate Blondie’s life, family and friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery.

Blondie was born on September 8, 1935, in Altenburg, Missouri, daughter of Arthur and Lily (Fritsche) Ehlers.

Blondie was united in marriage to the love of her life, Kenneth Krieg, on August 13, 1960, in Perryville, Missouri, and they were blessed with 4 children and 54 wonderful years together before Ken was called home ahead of her on May 26, 2015. Blondie was a hard worker who not only took meticulous care of her family and home, but put her attention to detail to good use as an inspector at the shoe factory in Perryville, Missouri. She loved caring for children and also did babysitting at home for several years. Blondie was a wiz in the kitchen, always busy, whether it was baking something delicious or canning some fresh produce. She was a talented woman who was well known for the beautiful Christmas ornaments she created and shared with family and friends. In her free time, she enjoyed traveling with Ken and the two took several bus trips throughout the years, as well as some grand adventures overseas. We are deeply saddened at losing our beautiful, wonderful, soft spoken mom, grandma and sister, but take some comfort in knowing she is now reunited with her beloved husband in Heaven for all Eternity.

Those left to cherish Blondie’s memory include

her 4 children,
Mark (Lisa) Krieg,
Donald (Barb) Krieg,
Sharon Krieg, all of Dubuque, IA
and Gary (Jennifer) Krieg, St. Catherine, IA;

her 7 grandchildren,
Benjamin, Heidi, Courtney, Kyle, Allison, Amber and Garret Krieg;

her siblings,
Ruth (Royal) Petzoldt, Perryville, MO,
Arlene Pfeiffer, Perryville, MO,
Lily “Cookie” (Dan) Gholston, Denton, TX,
Johnny (Bonnie) Ehlers, Perryville, MO
and Orville (Linda) Ehlers, Fruitland, MO;

and a sister-in-law,
Mary Jane Ehlers, Perryville, MO.

Blondie was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Kenneth Krieg; a sister, Margaret Ehlers in infancy; a brother, Leonard Ehlers; a sister-in-law, Sandy Ehlers; and 3 brothers-in-law, Milton Pohlman, “Sonny” Neager and Russell Pfeiffer.

Blondie’s family would like to thank Pastor Kincaid for his care and support throughout the years, as well as the nurses and staff of Stonehill and Hospice of Dubuque, we truly appreciate all that you have done for us.

Memorials will be accepted by the family to be distributed among her favorite charities.


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Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa
July 11th, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Funeral Home

Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa
July 12th, 2019 at 10:00 AM

One condolence for Lenora L. “Blondie” (Ehlers) Krieg
  1. Mark McDonald says:

    Krieg family..I work with Don at the casino and he would often tell me stories of his mother and he would smile as he told them to me..so sorry for your loss, I hope it comforts the family when I say she has gone to a far better place and is surrounded by loved ones, may the good Lord welcome her with open arms and may he provide comfort to the family during the difficult days ahead.

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