December 10, 1921 - July 12, 2016


Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Clara F. Kroll, age 94, of Opole, will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Opole. Fr. Eugene Doyle will officiate and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Clara passed away in her sleep at the St. Cloud Hospital early Tuesday morning. There will be a visitation after 9:30 AM until mass on Thursday. Arrangements are being made with Miller-Carlin Funeral Home, Holdingford.

Clara was born on December 10, 1921 to Peter and Sophia (Mastey) Sobania in Opole and was one of six children. On April 28, 1942 she married Theodore “Ted” Kroll and raised two children with him. Clara was a hard-working woman who enjoyed cooking and is fondly remembered for her baked goods, especially her Polish coffeecake. A favorite hobby of hers was reading cookbooks and trying new recipes. When she was younger, she liked to take bus trips to the casino and playing bingo. Clara liked gardening and looking after her chickens. She enjoyed selling their eggs, visiting with family, neighbors, and friends. Clara cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an active member of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Opole and a member of the Christian Women.

Clara is survived by her children Darlene (Bill) Anderson of Bakersfield, CA and David (Marlene) Kroll of Holdingford; her sister Rose Dobis of Sartell; her six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, as well as other family and friends.

She is preceded by her husband Ted in 1988, her parents Peter and Sophia Sobania, and her siblings Norbert Sobania, Ed Sobania, Art Sobania, and Delores Janski.

The family would like to thank the staff at the St. Cloud Hospital for the care the provided Clara.