Anola Isabelle Kreklow (nee Draper), age 98, of Adell, went to the arms of her Lord and Savior At AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc on April 20, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on January 5, 1917 in Walnut Illinois, the daughter of the late Wayne W. and Blanche (Johnson) Draper.

She graduated from Manlius (IL) High School in 1936.

On October 28, 1944 she married Frank Kreklow in Los Angeles, CA. They lived in San Diego where Frank was stationed in the United States Navy. After the war, they moved to Wisconsin and eventually to Adell, WI, in 1949 where they started their family. Frank passed away in 1989.

Anola was an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Adell for 65 years, where she volunteered in the Ladies Aid and Altar Guild. She was a Charter Member of the Adell Chapter of the American Legion Auxiliary for over 50 years. She worked for the Random Lake School system for many years as a cook for the school lunch program.

Anola loved her family and cared for them in so many ways; baking, canning, and sewing projects to name a few. She won many ribbons and awards at the annual Sheboygan County Fair over the years. She loved to sew and made hundreds of intricate felt and sequined ornaments for her families Christmas trees. Christmas was one of her favorite holidays. She would decorate a tree for every room in her home with her hand made ornaments.

Her grandchildren, Andrew and Kayla, brought her so much joy in her life. She loved spending time with them whenever possible whether it be riding on the pontoon boat or sitting by the fire at Loon Lake. She was loving and supportive to her entire family and will forever be in our hearts.

She is survived by One son: Tom (Dawn) Kreklow; Two grandchildren: Andrew and Kayla Kreklow of Delafield; and One daughter: Denise Kreklow of West Dundee, Illinois.

A celebration of her life will take place at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 326 Center Avenue, Adell, WI on Monday April 27. Visitation will take place at the church on Monday from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. The funeral service will be at 6:00 P.M., and a light meal will follow in the fellowship hall of the church. Pastor Christopher Seifferlien will officiate. Burial will be in the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Adell.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial to Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Adell is appreciated.

Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit

The family would like to thank the nurses and CNA’s at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc, for their loving care of Anola who passed gracefully from this earth to be in her heavenly hone. They would also like to thank Pastor Christopher Seifferlein for his loving kindness and spiritual support throughout this journey in life.

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