Vi was born April 3, 1920, at Alton, the daughter of John and Theresa (Mousel) Konz. Vi was raised and educated in the Alton area and graduated from St. Mary's Academy. After school she resided at home with her parents and did domestic work in the area.
On Sept. 25, 1945, she married Raymond Krier. The couple farmed south of Remsen until 1979 when they retired and moved into Remsen. Ray died April 15, 2010.
Vi was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, church guild and Catholic Daughters of America. She loved cooking and baking especially pies, and the best chocolate chip cookies, which she always sent home with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed doing embroidery work, and made many treasured pillow cases and towels.
Survivors include; her seven children, Jim (Karen) Krier, Jerry (Sandy) Krier, Jan (Stan) Scheitler, Connie (Bob) Plathe, Bev (Tom) Bacan, Ron (Rose) Krier, all of Remsen, Nancy (Dick) Augustine, of Sioux City; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Lehnertz, of Redmond, Ore.; one brother, Pete (Delores) Konz, of Alton; and one sister-in-law, Agnes Konz, of Alton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Adam Krier; her twin sister, Leola (Omar) Ricke; four brothers, Cletus (Mary) Konz, Francis Konz, Bob (Bernice) Konz, Ron Konz; sisters and brothers-in-law, Wally Lehnertz, Clarinda (Pete) Wurth, Miranda (Bernie) Wurth, Clarence (Phyllis) Streff.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating and Msgr. Roger Augustine concelebrating and Deacon Rick Roder assisting. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Remsen. Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. Sunday. There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Fisch Funeral Home and Monument in Remsen.
Casketbearers will be Dan, Luke and Emma Krier, Brian Augustine, Troy Scheitler and Stephanie Castera.
Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.