Annette Krauth of Urbandale


Celebration of Life services for Annette Krauth, 71, of Urbandale and longtime math teacher at Perry High School will be held Saturday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Fontanelle, with burial in the Fontanelle Cemetery. The family will greet friends Friday, Oct. 22 from 5-7 p.m. at the St. James Lutheran Church at 5665 Merle Hay Road in Johnston.

Memorials may be directed to Annette Krauth Memorial Fund to be established by the family at a later date. The Steen Funeral Home in Fontanelle is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left to the family at

Annette Kay Dwyer Krauth went to Heaven Oct. 14, 2021, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, with Charlie, her husband of 40 years, at her side.

Annette was born July 24, 1950, in Creston, Iowa, to Dale Dwyer and Ruth (Queck) Dwyer.

She attended and graduated from Orient-Macksburg High School in 1968 and continued her education at Wartburg College, graduating in 1972 with a degree in secondary Math education.

Annette began her teaching career at Cresco, Iowa, and then at Perry Community Schools until her retirement.

She married the love of her life, Charlie Rex Krauth, on Jan. 3, 1981, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Fontanelle.

Annette and Charlie loved to fish and spent many summer vacations in Minnesota at Leech Lake and traveling to all points of the U.S. After retiring Annette and Charlie wintered in Arizona for the last 11 years.

Annette loved crafts, especially counted-cross stitch and beading. She designed and made wonderful jewelry, which she and Charlie sold at many venues. She also taught classes on her various crafts.

Annette was well-known for remembering others through her greeting cards written with beautiful calligraphy and which often included a self-authored poem.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dale and Ruth; brothers, Mike and David (in infancy); father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bill and Ella Klingensmith; brothers-in-law, Leroy Schultz and Linn Johnson; sisters-in-law, Janis Brennan, Marcia “Kay” Johnson, Nancy Krauth and Sheila (Kris) Richards.

Annette is survived by her husband Charlie of 40 years, sister Pauline Schultz, and many special nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


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