ROCHESTER - Henrietta A. Craven, 99, passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2010 in Elk Grove Village, IL. Henrietta Adele Brand was born March 6, 1911 in Wilson, MN. to Christian and Emma (Elfman) Brand. After graduating from high school, she attended La Crosse State Teachers College Rural Teachers Course and taught in Winona County rural schools. On May 21, 1932 Henrietta married Clarence Craven. They lived in Winona and Richmond, CA. In 1946, they opened the Utica Produce in Utica, MN. In 1964, they moved to Rochester. She was a former employee of Dayton's. Henrietta was an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. Henrietta was involved with the Sarah Circle, Quilters, Resource, and she was also a Greeter. She also enjoyed reading, knitting, and sewing.Henrietta is survived by a son, Richard (Nadine) Craven of Schaumburg, IL; a step-son Clarence Jr. (Mae) Craven, of Rochester, a step-daughter, Angeline Caldie, of Green Bay, WI; a sister, Audrey Myckleby, of Mesa, AZ; a sister-in-law, Ruby Brand of Richfield, MN; seven grandsons, Steven, Glen, Clare, Scott, Douglas, Chris, and Jonathan Craven; two granddaughters, Julie Kramer and Susan Winters; and twenty-five great-grandchildren and eighteen great great-grandchildren. Henrietta is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; two brothers; two sisters and a twin sister, Alfrieda; a grandson; and a great granddaughter.A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 869 7th Ave. SE., with Rev. Dr. James Heining officiating. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Redeemer Lutheran Church, LCMS World Relief, Rochester Central Lutheran School, or a charity of your choice.Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN.(507) 289-3600 www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
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SORRY ABOUT THE LOSS OF YOUR MOTHER. I HAVE GREAT MEMORIES OF BEING WITH YOUR FAMILY, AND PICKING UP EGGS WITH YOUR DAD. THAT WAS A LONG TIME AGO, DICK, AND WONDERED WHERE YOU ARE. YOU CAN CONTACT ME THRU THIS EMAIL IF YOU LIKE. WOULD BE NICE TO HEAR FROM YOU.
GENE & JOAN OLSON
Dear Dick, Angie, Junior, and families,
I am so sorry for your loss, but am so happy Aunt Henrietta is now with Mom. I have great memories of 'Auntie' and 'Unkie'...and spending time with them in Utica running around the farm, playing in the store, and watching the outdoor movies.
We both send our sympathy and best wishes to you all. I hope we can see you sometime soon.
Mary and Dick
Dear Craven Family,
I have fond memories of Henrietta & Clarence from our shared years in Rochester when Gene taught at John Marshall. Henrietta was always so vivacious & welcoming with her beautiful smile. And Clarence was such a big help as we moved from Rochester to Madison back in 1966. May God comfort you as you move through this time of loss and sadness.--Sharon Craven Palmer