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Robert Krensing III

Jan. 8, 1975-Dec. 24, 2009

Robert W. Krensing III, 34, of Fergus Falls, died Thursday, December 24, 2009 as a result of a car accident.

Robert was born the son of Richard and Dianne (Schwagel) Krensing on January 8, 1975 in Graceville. He attended Beardsley Valley High School, graduating in 1993. He continued his education at North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, graduating in 1995.

On June 15, 1996 Robert married Keli Griess at Calvary Lutheran Church in Park Rapids. The couple resided in Fergus Falls, where he worked at several area businesses, including Northern Contours, Tri-State Tire, Heikes Advance Auto. In 2007 he began working at Minnesota Motors and was employed there at the time of his death.

Surviving Robert are his wife, Keli; daughters, Allison, Kaitlyn and Myia of Fergus Falls; father, Richard (Bev) Krensing of Browns Valley; mother, Dianne Krensing of Wahpeton; sister, Kim (Todd) Kaufman of Webster, S.D., and children Emily, Ella and Emari; grandmother, Alice Krensing of Browns Valley; in-laws, Sheldon and Helen Griess of Park Rapids; brother-in-law, Kirk (Keri) Griess of Vacaville, Calif., and children Kadi, Kaci and Kole; sisters-in-law, Kari (Jason) Richter of West Fargo and children, Radin and Landis, and Kaye (Steve) Soderberg of Park Rapids and son, Jackson; and grandfather-in-law, Tony Griess of Park Rapids.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29 at Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls, with a public prayer service at 6:30 p.m. It will continue for one hour prior to services on Wednesday. Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30 at Hope Lutheran Church, Fergus Falls, with Rev. Jon Olson officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls. Condolences may be left online at