Tuesday, April 13, 2010

J. Richard 'Dick' Krembs

J. Richard “Dick” Krembs, age 80, passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2010. surrounded by his loving family.  Dick was born in St. Paul, MN, March 20, 1930, son of the late Maximillian and Rose T. (Nee:  Dziekan) Krembs, and was raised in Milwaukee.

Dick was a graduate of Marquette University High School “Class of 1948.” He served in the United States Army stationed in Germany as Military Police Honor Guard. On July 5, 1952, he was united in marriage to Mildred M. Waidelis. He was employed by Great Northern Corporation for many years, retiring in 1993.

Dick was an active and longtime member of St. Patrick Catholic Church where he served as past President of the parish council.  He was passionate in his Eucharistic Ministry to shut-ins and nursing home residents.  Dick and his wife Mildred also used their gifts as Engaged Enrichment speakers and were involved with Marriage Encounters and Image.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, New Jersey.  Dick enjoyed jazz and big band music, and was an avid Packer fan and overall sports enthusiast.  He was an outgoing great conversationalist who enjoyed meeting people.  Above all he treasured time with his family and will be deeply missed.  

Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Mildred; his six children, Mary Beth (David) Yoder of Columbus, OH, Susan Krembs of Waldorf, MD, Joseph A. Krembs, Philip M. (Jodi) Krembs, all of Racine, Nadine M. (Peter) Buchen of Woodbury, MN, Theodore V. (Eileen) Krembs of Sparks, NV; his ten grandchildren,  Matthew (Michelle) Yoder, Benjamin and Caitlyn Yoder, Michelle and Heather Kurpiecki, Erin and Max Krembs, James and Rachel Buchen, Theresa Rose Krembs; his two great-grandchildren, Bryce and Avery Yoder; sister, Rosemary (John) Faupl of Greenfield, WI; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Krembs of St. Paul, MN, Eleanor Colaianni of Little Rock, AR; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Eugene (Connie), and Karl Krembs.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, April 17, 2010, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1100 Erie St., with Rev. Esteban Redolad officiating.  Interment will follow at Holy Family Cemetery, Hwy 31.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.  and Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. until time of Mass.  Memorials to St. Patrick Catholic Church have been suggested.

803 Main St., Racine  (262) 634-7888

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