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Clarence Kenneth Krichbaum

Clarence Kenneth Krichbaum

Clarence Kenneth Krichbaum, age 81, of Crestline, died Sunday, December 18, 2011 at his home.

He was born February 9, 1930, the son of the late Clarence Otto and Eda Mae (Brown) Krichbaum. A 1948 graduate of a high school in Huntington, WV, Clarence graduated with honors. He then continued his education at The Ohio State University on a scholarship, where he graduated Suma Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. He then pursued graduate studies towards a PhD in Electrical Engineering.

Clarence worked for many years at Battelle Institute in Columbus dealing with government contracts and designing military weapons. He went on to work for Fairfield Engineering in Marion and completed his work at Floyd Brown in Columbus. Beyond his work, his true passions in life were farming, the outdoors, and his family. He enjoyed bass fishing in Tennessee, camping, going to the area fairs, and all wildlife. He truly was a devoted family man to his children and grandchildren. A selfless, courageous, and dignified man, Clarence was certain to worry about everyone but himself even throughout his three year battle with cancer.

Survivors include his three daughters: Carla Krichbaum (Noal Stelzer), of Toledo, Krista Krichbaum (David Casdorph), of Columbus, Kendra Krichbaum, of Crestline; 8 grandchildren: Rosa Marie Krichbaum, Isabelle, Jacob, and Emma Todd, Samuel and Ella Casdorph, Manon Slaughterbeck, Sevren Stelzer; the mother of his children, Arla Morgan, of McArthur, Ohio; many cousins including, Larry and Catherine Paynter, David and Kathleen Paynter. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call on Thursday, December 22, 2011 from 12 noon until 1 pm at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be conducted at 1 pm. Rev. Ralph Kusserow of Crouse Memorial Lutheran Church in Tiro will officiate and burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Crestline. Memorial Contributions can be made to Lowe-Volk Park in Crawford County.

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  1. Kendra Krichbaum says:

    Still miss you Dad, thinking of you, Kendra

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