Audrejean was born on Friday, Aug. 13, 1937, to Leonard and Wilma (Kinneberg) Kragness in La Crosse, Wis. Her mother and father farmed on the edge of beautiful Sheldon, Minn., until the tragic accident that killed her father when she was three years old. Her mother then moved to Spring Grove, Minn., with her four children. Audrejean attended Spring Grove Public High School, graduated from Logan High School, La Crosse, and attended Winona State University, Winona.
She married Edward G. Myrah, raised seven children and was a “second mother” to her sister, Cindy and brother, Dean. She has 29 grandchildren (plus 4 “adopted” grandchildren) and 17 great-grandchildren. She farmed for 30 years with Ed and then joined Farm Bureau Financial Services, out of Des Moines Iowa, as a career agent in Caledonia, Minn., for 31 years.
AJ, as her business name became, met and worked with many wonderful people. Through her work she became a master agent, won 14 All American trips (awarded to the highest producing agents) and traveled all over the world with her company, the Mediterranean Cruise being the highlight of them all. She was inducted into the Farm Bureau Hall of Fame in 2000, and was a very successful agent for her company. AJ was on the Million Dollar Round Table, an achievement reached by only 6 percent of agents worldwide. She also had the honor of being a Blue Partner Agent for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota. Very few agents achieve this standing.
Audrejean taught religious training for Trinity Lutheran Church for many years. She touched many young lives, planting the seeds of faith, allowing them to know and grow in God’s love.
AJ enjoyed antiquing, woodcarving and sculpting, but her greatest joy was her delightful family.
She is survived by her husband, Ed; seven children, Suzanne, Keith, Jean, Jill, Jane, Kristi, and Matthew; 33 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
AJ lived life to the fullest. She touched many lives in wonderful ways with her unconditional love, her graciousness and her radiant spirit! As AJ always said, “God’s richest blessings on you always!” and “It’s all about LOVE!”
Arrangements: Wake from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, and preceding the service from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1. Resurrection celebration of life at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1.