Caroline H. Kronberg

Caroline H. Kronberg
Date of Birth: May 14, 1933
Died on: August 05, 2018

Forbes, ND-Funeral service for Caroline H. Kronberg, 85, of Forbes will be 10:30 am, Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Presbyterian United Methodist Church in Ellendale. Rev. Paul Henschen will officiate.

Burial will be in Ellendale City Cemetery.

There will be a prayer service at 7:00 pm Wednesday with visitation from 5:00-7:00 pm at the funeral home.

Caroline died August 5, 2018 at her home.

Caroline (Haux) Kronberg was born May 14, 1933, on a farm NW of Forbes, ND, to Gottlieb and Ida (Heupel) Haux, the fourth of thirteen children. On June 4, 1952, she married Russell Kronberg at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Forbes. They made their first home in Knoxville, KY where Russell was stationed in the US Army. When he was sent to Korea, she came back to Forbes to live with Pete and Mamie Kronberg, Russell’s parents, until his discharge in 1953. In 1958 they moved to Monango, ND where Russell started his teaching career. While there Caroline served as head cook at the school for several years. In 1971, they moved to Kathryn, ND. While in Kathryn she served as the school nutritionist, janitor and bus driver. In 1984, they moved to Selfridge, ND, where she worked as a Special Education Aide at Selfridge High School and Ft. Yates District High School. She later provided transportation for special needs children from Sioux County to schools in the Bismarck- Mandan area. In 1997, Caroline and Russell retired and moved back to Forbes, ND. After moving back, she worked part-time cooking at the Ellendale Senior Center.

Caroline was an avid gardener and spent hours tending her flower beds. She loved watching the birds and butterflies that visited her yard and garden daily. She knew just what to plant to bring in the butterflies and hummingbirds. Sewing was also a lifelong passion and she taught many of her grandchildren that skill. She was a very accomplished quilter and enjoyed spending her winters creating beautiful quilts for her family. Most of all, Caroline was a loving mother, grandmother and great- grandmother. Her large extended family brought her the most joy in life.

She was a member of Presbyterian United Methodist Church in Ellendale, charter member of Nicholson Gerdon American Legion Auxiliary, Coteau Historical Society, and Quilting Time Quilt Club of Ellendale.

Caroline is survived by her sons, Keith (Kay) of Forbes, ND and Carl Peter “Pete” (Holli) of Forbes, ND; daughters Carol (Craig) Kieson of Watford City, ND; and Beth (Eugene) Dahl of Keene, ND; son-in-law Joseph (Connie) Gause of Jamestown, ND; daughter-in-law Margo Kronberg of Bison, SD; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters Violet Maier of Forbes, ND, Norma Rohrbach of Yakima, WA, Jeanette (Darrel) Yost of Leola, SD, Linda (Dennis) Fogel of Aberdeen, SD, Nancy (Eldon) Belden of Deer Park, WA, Gladys (Robert) McOwen of Phoenix, AZ; brothers Robert Haux of Laurinburg, NC and Eugene (Marie) Haux of Mina, SD; sisters-in-law Mary Lou Siewert of Lemmon, SD and Marabelle Bobbe of Forbes, ND.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one daughter, Pamela Gause, one son Joseph and a daughter and son in infancy, one sister Virginia, and three brothers, Harold, Eldon, and Jim.

Carlsen Funeral Home of Ellendale has been entrusted with arrangements.


  1. Crystal (Jones) Asche says:

    Sympathies to Caroline’s family. My dad (Wendel Jones) worked at the school when Russell and Caroline lived in Monango. I spent time at the Kronberg apartment when I was very young.

  2. Donna and Delbert Eszlinger says:

    Our thoughts and prayers to the family of Caroline, She was always a very kind, gracious lady. You were certainly all blessed to have had her in your lives. our sympathies to you all,, as she watches over her family from a better place.

  3. Kathleen Bennett says:

    Thinking of your family in this time of sorrow.

  4. Stacy Peterson says:

    As Shawn posted heaven gained another beautiful angel and beautiful she was inside and out. She will be missed. Thinking of each of you during this time of sorrow. Love you always.

  5. Joan Hoffman says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with each of you as you reflect upon the life of your beautiful Mom. She quickly shared the love and pride for each of you. She also shared her joy filled heart and was ready to do what was needed. I feel blessed to have shared many special times beginning with the dances way back when …to continuing to work on projects through the Coteau Hills Historical Center. Your Mom will always hold as special place in our hearts, memories and our community. May Peace and Comfort be with each of you.

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