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Marian 'Ann' Kroning

January 19, 1928 — June 12, 2016

Marian “Ann” Kroning (Welter) , age 88, formerly of West Chicago, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016 at DuPage Convalescent Center in Wheaton. She was born on January 19, 1928 in Wheaton to Nicholas and Mary (Weis) Welter. Ann grew up in Wheaton and West Chicago and graduated from West Chicago High School in 1946. She was a longtime member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in West Chicago. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper for Leon C. Kroning & Sons and was as a devoted mother to her eight children. She loved her family, word puzzles, handcrafts, birds, gardening, and holding babies.

Ann is survived by her daughters; Donna (Jerry) Zeller, Patti (Mike) Poole, Susie Swanson, Becky (Paul) Regnier, and Leanne (Tom) Scheffler, sons; Charlie (Dee) Kroning and Tom (Colleen) Kroning; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Violet Begerman; many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Ruth and Katherine Welter, Betty Adamson and Esther Klingberg; brothers, John and Richard Welter; former husband Leon Kroning; daughter, Cyndi (Tom) Rathbun; son-in-law, Michael O’Rourke; and daughter-in-law, Debra Kroning.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 9 a.m. until time of  funeral services at 11 a.m. at Norris-Segert Funeral Home & Cremation Services (one block north of Washington St. and Main), 132 Fremont St., West Chicago. Reverend Dr. David Balla officiating. Interment Glen Oak Cemetery in West Chicago. Contributions in Ann’s memory can be made to DuPage Convalescent Center, 400 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187. For information 630-231-0060 or

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