Violet J. Krebs, age 93, of Springfield, died on February 21, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield.

Visitation will be on Monday, February 24, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield and will continue on Tuesday from 9:30 am until 10:30 am at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Springfield.

Service will be held at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Springfield on Tuesday at 10:30 am.

The clergy will be Pastor Tricia Mattson and Chaplain Noel Wetter. Interment will be at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Springfield, MN.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Violet Josephine Krebs was born on September 20, 1926, to Henry and Elsie (Trebesch) Rosenau in Redwood County, MN. On August 25, 1948, she was united in marriage to Donald Krebs at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Springfield. In 1949 the couple farmed in Burnstown Township, later farming near Evan for 4 years, and in 1964 they moved to Leavenworth Township and farmed there until moving into Springfield in 1990. Violet also worked as a waitress at the Orchid Inn and at Del Monte in Sleepy Eye. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and volunteered at St. John Lutheran Home. Violet enjoyed vegetable gardening, baking, fishing, and playing cards.

She is survived by her children – Jerry (Karen) Krebs of St. James, Steven Krebs of Sleepy Eye, and Michael (Mary Beth) Krebs of Sleepy Eye; grandchildren – Shawn Krebs, Shannon Muscoplat, Chandra Grommersch, Josh Krebs, Juliann Krebs, Joseph Krebs, Kathy Krebs, Kristen Lendt, and Nicole Krebs; 17 great grandchildren; sisters – Verna Mude and Arlene Vogel both of Springfield; and sister-in-law Gerti Rosenau of Springfield. Violet was preceded in death by her parents; husband Donald in 2006; siblings – Emil (Florence) Rosenau, Wilbert (Doris) Rosenau, Leona (Orville) Wog, Art Rosenau, and Otto Rosenau; and brothers-in-law – Elvin Mude and Sylvester Vogel.