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Peter A. Kriener

Peter A. Kriener, age 83, of Fort Atkinson, Iowa, died on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Wellington Place in Decorah, IA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in St. Lucas, Iowa, with Rev. Nick Radloff presiding. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Schluter-Balik Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Peter A. Kriener
Peter A. Kriener

Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m., on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in St. Lucas, Iowa and also after 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

Peter Arnold Kriener was born on Aug. 28, 1936 the son of Peter and Mary (Kuennen) Kriener on the family farm near St. Lucas, IA. He graduated from St. Luke’s Catholic School in 1954. After high school, Peter worked with his family on their farm. He served in the United States Army in Korea from 1959-1961. Peter returned home and continued to farm. He married Diane Soukup on Aug. 16, 1969 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Spillville, IA. Together they had seven children. Peter loved his lifelong career of farming. He also enjoyed bowling, golfing, Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Cubs and watching his children’s sporting events. Peter was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Catholic Order of Foresters and American Legion Aloysius Schmitt Post #691.

Peter is survived by his wife Diane. Children: Deb (Kerri) Langreck, St. Lucas, IA; Arlen (Annette) Kriener, Fort Atkinson, IA; Jeremy (Samantha) Kriener, Fort Atkinson, IA; Denise (Kurt) Zirtzman, Ryan, IA; and Sara (Jake) Shaw, Nora Springs, IA. Grandchildren: Kyle and Kalvin Langreck; Brad, Marcus, Jordan and Mitchell Kriener; Karter Kriener, Caleb Kriener, Gryffin Zirtzman. Step-grandchildren: Krista Geuther, Abbi Vorwald and Shelby Fiala. Daughter-in-law: Kaiya Kriener. Siblings: Anita Busta, Fort Atkinson, IA; Conrad (Kathleen) Kriener, Fort Atkinson, IA; Jerome (Madonna) Kriener, Fort Atkinson, IA. Sisters-in-law: Anastasia Kriener, Fort Atkinson, IA; Rosemary Kriener, Fort Atkinson, IA and Karen (Darrel) North, Krum, TX. Brother-in-law: Todd (Jan) Soukup, Waukon, IA along with many nieces and nephews.

Peter was preceded in death by his parents: Peter and Mary (Kuennen) Kriener. Daughter: Annette in infancy. Son: Peter J. Kriener. Brothers: Cyril, Ignatius (Pauline) Kriener, Francis, Linus, Herman (Greta) Kriener, Leo and Lawrence in infancy. Sister: Eleanor (Reuben) Mracek. Father and mother-in-law: James and Mary (Andera) Soukup. Brother-in-law: John Soukup.

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