John William Kreim
John William Kreim, age 81, of Shelby, died Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at the Crestwood Care Center.
He was born August 4, 1928 in Chatfield Township, Crawford County, Ohio the son of the late Edward and Louisa (Durnwald) Kreim. He was a 1946 graduate of Chatfield High School and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a carpenter for Weithman Brothers Construction in Galion for over 30 years and farmed the Kreim homestead in New Washington. John lived his entire life in the New Washington area, moving to Shelby four years ago. He was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Shelby and was a former member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in New Washington where he had been a member of the men’s choir. He was also a member of the New Washington American Legion Post # 405 where he was the Past Commander, Past Crawford County Commander and Sergeant-At-Arms and United Brotherhood of Carpenters. His hobbies included fishing and woodworking.
John is survived by his wife: Regine (Kempf) Kreim whom he married on January 28, 1956; their children: Joan and David Field of Marion, Kathy and Gary Siesel of Bellevue, Denise and Jim Bowen of Green, Robert and Shirley Kreim of Shelby; 12 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; a brother: Gerald and Mary Ann Kreim of New Washington; 3 sisters: Esther Kreim of Bucyrus, Catherine Kempf of Shelby and Delores and Walter Tackett of Willard; a Sister-in-law: Carol Lepley Kreim of Columbus. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers: Richard, Virgil and Joe Kreim and 2 sisters: Arlene Bechtel and Arvilla Karl.
Friends may call on Friday, February 26, 2010 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. The Daughters Of Isabella will recite the rosary on Friday at 3:45 PM; American Legion Post #405 will conduct a service at 7:30 PM followed by a Christian Wake service at 8 PM conducted by the church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:30 AM at Most Pure Heart Of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby by Father Nick Cunningham. A luncheon will follow in Mc Fadden Hall. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 PM at St. Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery in New Washington with military honors conducted by Post #405. Memorial expressions may be made to St. Mary School, Shelby or St. Bernard School, New Washington. On-line condolences may be made at penwellturner.com