Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Joseph M. Kreim

Joseph M. Kreim, age 57, of 2916 State Route 39, Shelby, died Tuesday afternoon at his home after an extended illness. He was born November 6, 1934 in New Washington, the son of Edward M. and Louisa M. (Durnwald) Kreim.

Mr. Kreim retired in October of 1990 from the R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company in Willard after 32 years of service. He was a member of Most Pure Heart Of Mary Catholic Church and was a member of the national rifle association, and was active in the Richland County Conservation League. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Kreim is survived by his wife Carol (Bumb) Lepley-Kreim, whom he married on April 10, 1985; 1 son and daughter-ln-law, James and Susan Kreim of Shelby; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Greg Vogt of Shelby and Ann and Shannon Bailey of Westerville; 2 grandsons, Eric and Cory Vogt; and 2 step grandchildren, Molly and Andy Mahl; 1 step-son, John Lepley at home;
2 step-daughters, Kim Lepley of Columbus and Kelley Lepley or Cincinnati; 4 brothers: Richard Kreim, John Kreim and Gerald Kreim all of New Washington, and Virgil Kreim of Tiffin; 5 sisters: Mrs. Harold (Arlene) Bechtel of New Washington, Arvilla Karl of Tiro, Esther Kreim of Columbus, Catherine Kempf of Shelby, and Mrs. Walter (Dolores) Tackett of Willard; his mothers-in-laws, Alvena Kempf of Crestline and Lucille Bumb of Bellevue.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Mary (Kempf) Kreim in 1983.

Calling hours will be on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at the Turner Funeral Home where a Christian wake service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10:30 A.M. at Most Pure Heart Of Mary Catholic Church by his pastor, Father John C. Missler. Burial will be in Most Pure Heart Of Mary Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial expressions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Shelby Public Health League and left in care of the funeral home.

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