Wanda Marie Kronmiller passed away on December 16, 2012 to be with her beloved husband Eugene Kronmiller of 69 years. Wanda was born the daughter of Carl Melvin Ek and Mildred M. Ek, on Dec. 17, 1918.
As a high school student, Wanda taught ballet and tap dance. Wanda graduated from high school in 1936 as “Best All Around girl” in her class in Chippewa Falls. She
attended St Olaf College, Northfield, Minn. Also she graduated from Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester, Minn, as a registered nurse in February, 1941. She attended the
University of Minnesota for pediatric training. After graduation from nursing she became a private duty nurse. Then she was employed at the newborn nursery at the Norwegian American Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Wanda met Eugene Kronmiller at this hospital, where they were both working. They were married on Feb 13, 1942, at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Later, at the time Eugene served in the Army of the United States, Wanda was employed as a dental assistant at the Aberdeen Proving Ground for the Army in Maryland.
They moved to Billings, Montana, in June of 1946 with their first born son, William M. Kronmiller. Eugene practiced medicine in Billings as a family practitioner from 1946 until 1985. Wanda worked as a bookkeeper and receptionist for Eugene for 28 years. They retired together in 1985.
Her interests include dance, fine art, handicrafts, antiques, her husband, family and friends. Wanda was a member of the Billings Arts Association, Montana Institute of Arts, Yellowstone Valley Medical Auxiliary, the Billings West Extension Club, and the Billings Bead Society.
She was preceded in death by her brother Melvin Ek of Los Angeles. Wanda is
survived by two sons and daughter-in-law William Kronmiller and James and Kim Kronmiller. Also they have two grandsons Patrick Kronmiller, and John Kronmiller and several great grandchildren.
As a registered nurse she exemplified compassion for others. This attribute was
extend to her loving family, neighbors and friends. Her devotion and dedication to family was remarkable.
To honor her request there will be no services. Memorials can be sent to Riverstone Hospice 123 South 27th Street Billings. MT., 59101.