Charles A. Krekelberg

Charles A. Krekelberg is a native of Perham, MN, and currently resides in Pelican Rapids, MN with his wife, Patricia. Chuck and Pat have three adult children: Charles H. Krekelberg, an architect living in Asheville NC; Joy P. Bauman, a biomedical engineer living in Appleton, WI; and William P. Krekelberg, a chemical engineer living in Baltimore, MD.

Chuck maintains a general legal practice including the areas of:

  • General Civil Litigation (both state and federal courts);
  • Family Law;
  • Personal Injury;
  • Commercial Litigation;
  • General Business Law;
  • Probate including Probate Litigation;
  • Real Estate;
  • Social Security Law;
  • Bankruptcy including farm and small business restructuring; and
  • Criminal Law (both prosecution and defense).

Chuck has been associated with Krekelberg, Skonseng & Miller, P.L.L.P. and its predecessors since 1978. Prior to 1978, he worked as a legal assistant/law clerk in the commercial litigation department for Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis, MN.

Chuck has taught numerous seminars and done numerous presentations to groups and classes regarding Family Law, Estate Planning and Probate throughout west central Minnesota.

When he isn’t practicing law, Chuck enjoys spending time with his family, and is an avid walker that can frequently be seen walking around Pelican Rapids. He is also a Pelican Rapids athletics enthusiast.

Admitted to Bar:

  • Minnesota (1978);
  • Federal Court, District of Minnesota (1979);
  • United States Tax Court (1991); and
  • Federal Court, District of North Dakota (1994).


  • St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN (B.A. 1967);
  • St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN (M.A. 1973); and
  • William Mitchell College of Law (J.D. 1978).

Professional Memberships:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association;
  • Otter Tail County Bar Association;
  • Past Member Supreme Court Legal Services Advisory Committee – two terms;
  • Past Member Lawyers Trust Account Board – two terms; and
  • Past Member Special Supreme Court Committees on Legal Services.

Community Involvement:

  • Pelican Rapids United Way Fund;
    • Past Chairman
  • Otter Tail County United Way Fund;
  • Pelican Rapids Rotary;
    • Past President
    • Past Secretary and Treasurer
  • Rotary Youth Exchange Committee
  • Lakeland Hospice Board of Directors;
  • Board of Directors of Good Samaritan Nursing Home;
  • St. Leonard’s Catholic Church parish council;
  • Board of Directors of Camp Fire Girls for Otter Tail County, Minnesota;
  • Pelican Rapids Mock Trial Team.
    • Past Attorney Coach


  • Northwest Legal Services Award in recognition of dedicated service as to the disadvantaged;
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Attorney Award, Minnesota Legal Services Coalition;
  • Northwest Minnesota Legal Services Superior Services Award;
  • Partner in Justice Award, Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota;
  • Named “Leading Attorney” in the State of Minnesota by Leading Minnesota Lawyers;
  • Named “Super Lawyer” by Minnesota Law and Politics numerous times including 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002; and
  • LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review AV Rated.

Legal Publications:

  • “A Better Idea: Reporting Pro Bono Services”, Bench & Bar of Minnesota, March 1999, co-authored with Thomas C. Mielenhausen.