Carol Ann Kronlage (neé Cristina), beloved wife and life companion, of Bobby Kronlage died July 11 at home surrounded by her family.

She was the only daughter of Calvin (deceased) and Gloria LeBlanc Cristina, doting mother and mother-in-law of sons Justin Kiefer and Will Kiefer, daughter-in-law, Alicia Kiefer, daughter Jessica Kronlage; playful grandmother to grandchildren Scarlett Kiefer, Skylar Kronlage, Sawyer McCabe, and Stryder McCabe; sweet sister and sister-in-law to brothers and sisters-in-law, Stephen and Lea (deceased), Conway and Stephanie, Chris and Nancy; Robert (Bob) (deceased) and Wendy; kind daughter-in-law to mother-in-law Alberta Kronlage; understanding aunt to numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews. In addition she leaves behind dozens of cousins and many life-long friends, which included her beloved and dedicated YaYas and her spoiled, four-legged boys, Kelso and new baby, Sam.

Carol attended St. Matthew the Apostle elementary school and graduated from Dominican High School in New Orleans in 1975. After studies at USL and business school, she worked as financial manager and comptroller at several automobile dealerships and was well respected for her expertise, probity, and affability. Carol ended her long career at Premier Nissan, happily working for the compassionate and respectful, Craig Collins and Troy Duhon.

She was a hard-working, devoted single mom for many years, and then met her true love Bobby and shared her life and family with him for 14 wonderful years.

Carol was a gracious and generous hostess and excellent cook. She was mad about family, Jazz Fest, and Mardi Gras, either riding on a truck or standing on the St. Charles route with her family and friends.

Carol was a kind person who always seemed to have a smile on her face, especially when eating out with friends or listening and dancing to the music of Bobby’s band. Her energy and love of life were infectious.

For all her family and friends, the world will be a little less fun with Carol gone.

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