February 27, 2020

Thomas A. Krebs

Died Aug. 26, 2019


Thomas Anthony Krebs, 74, passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at McLaren Bay Region. He lived in West Branch since 1974, formerly of Mundelein, Ill.

Tom was born Jan. 18, 1945, in Chicago, Ill., to Raymond and Ella (Holst) Krebs Sr. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He married Sandra Babion in Marquette on Sept. 14, 1968. Tom was a member of the Mohawk Valley Militia. He participated in historical reenactments throughout Michigan, reenacting the late 1700s and early 1800s of the Revolutionary War and the French and Indian War era. He enjoyed learning and reading about historical events. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, who loved him dearly. He loved putting puzzles together and enjoyed meeting new people. He could strike up a conversation with anyone.

Tom is survived by his loving wife, Sandra Krebs of West Branch; children, Thomas (Sheri) Krebs, Stacey Krebs, Melissa (Ronald) Trout, Bethany (Brian) Crawford, all of West Branch, and Michael Krebs of Kalamazoo; grandchildren, Torey Krebs, Caitlin Krebs, Zachary Crawford, Alexandria Crawford, Ryan Crawford and Noah Trout; and brothers, William Krebs and Raymond Krebs Jr.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Joseph Krebs.

A private family graveside service, with veteran honors, will be held at Brookside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Mohawk Valley Militia, the American Heart Association or the Michigan Veterans Foundation.

Arrangements were handled by Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch. Online condolences can be shared at www.steuernolmclaren.com.


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