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Barbara "Barb" Krebs

October 3, 1927 — January 23, 2024

Albany, Minnesota

Barbara "Barb" Krebs

Barbara “Barb” Krebs, age 96 of Albany, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at the CentraCare Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota.

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A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 24 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating and Rev. Edward Vebelun, O.S.B. concelebrating. Entombment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Seven Dolors Gathering Area in Albany.

Barbara Ziemba was born October 3, 1927 in Brockway Township, Stearns County, Minnesota to Ignatius and Mary (Patrias) Ziemba.  She was the youngest of eleven children.  Though her younger years came with hardship, mom always was grateful for the blessings in her life.  On August 7, 1948, she married the love of her life, Donald “Don” Krebs whom she met at Dreamland Hall in Holdingford, MN .  Together, they raised a family on a family farm NW of Albany.  Barb was a homemaker, always busy helping with the farm and raising their ten children.   

She was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany, the Christian Mothers, volunteered at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany, Mother Seton Store, and was a member of the Seven Dolors Parish choir.

Mom  had a great talent for sewing and baking; making many beautiful clothes and outfits at first for her children. She also made many pans of delicious polish coffee cakes and molasses Christmas cookies.  She loved gardening and growing plants both inside and out.  Barb was a gracious lady with a kind heart and a strong faith in God.  She will be deeply missed by her family and those who knew her.  

Survivors include her children, Bonita (Ken) Wright of Maple Grove, Jean (Paul) Danielson of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Loren (Sandy Wolf) Krebs of Sonoita, Arizona, Tom (Lori) Krebs of Melrose, Terry (Judy) Krebs of Albany, Twila (Rick) Bourgon of Bloomington, Tammie (Tim) Sharp of Detroit Lakes, Deb (Mike) Peters of Avon, and Troy (Kelly) Krebs of Albany; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. 

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Krebs on October 14, 2016; parents; infant daughter Maureen Krebs; sisters and brothers, Justine Kostreba, Dorothy Gallus, Theresa Meyer, Catherine Drury, and Jacob, Frank, John, Albert, Lawrence, and Sylvester Ziemba.

A special thank you to the staff at CentraCare Health Melrose/Pine Villa for their loving care of Mom while there.

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Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, February 24, 2024

9:00 - 11:00 am

Seven Dolors Gathering Area

150 2nd St, Albany, MN 56307

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Memorial Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am

Seven Dolors Catholic Church

150 2nd St, Albany, MN 56307

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