Alphonse J. “Al” Krey
Oct. 19, 1930-June 10, 2019
Alphonse J. “Al” Krey, 88, of St. Joseph died Monday, June 10 at St. Cloud Hospital. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 18 at Sacred Heart Chapel of St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph. The Rev. Jerome Tupa, O.S.B., will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Parish Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday both at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph.
Krey was born on Oct. 19, 1930, in Spring Hill, Minnesota, to Frank and Mary (Athmann) Krey. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Cynthia Petrick on Feb. 15, 1958 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Krey worked as an electrician for many years prior to owning and operating Krey Electric. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish and the St. Cloud Eagles Aerie #622.
Krey loved flying model airplanes and was a longtime member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics.
Survivors include his sons, Steve (Lori) of St. Cloud, Gary of St. Joseph, Paul (Mandy) of St. Joseph; three grandchildren, Erin (Isaac) Pohlman and Amber (Aaron) Thompson both of St. Cloud, Emma Krey of St. Joseph; six great-grandchildren; sister, Marie Brutger of St. Cloud; sisters-in-law, Bernice Krey, Marguerite Krey, Patty Bjorum; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Cynthia in 1997; parents; siblings: Marcella (Art) Wall, Ralph, Walter, Martha and John; and brother-in-law, Art Brutger.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
A heartfelt thank you to St. Cloud Hospital for their care and support.
Daniel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Author: Janelle Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.