January 02, 1909 - June 04, 2008
Gerhard John Krull, 99, of Rome City died Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at 3:30 p.m. in Provena Sacred Heart Home, Avilla, where he had resided since January 4, 2008.
Mr. Krull graduated from high school in Germany and attended a private agriculture school there. He came to the United States on May 10, 1930, and soon settled in the Rome City area. He attended Purdue University, and retired from farm management at Kneipp Springs in Rome City after 45 years. He was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church in Rome City, had served 16 years on the Orange Township Advisory Board, and 12 years on the Noble County Health Board. He was a member of the Rome City Lions Club for over 40 years, and was active in several agricultural associations.
He was born January 2, 1909, in Lorup, Germany, to Rudolph and Helena (Eggering) Krull. On February 2, 1940, in Kendallville, he married Eileen Catherine Ihrie. She preceded him in death on February 23, 1997.
Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Larry Edwards of Rome City, Barbara and Dan Tatman of Rome City, and Betty and Al Olry of Fort Wayne; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Kay Krull of Winchester, Kentucky, Dr. David J. Krull and Sandy Krull of Palmetto, Florida, and Richard F. and Karna Krull of LaGrange; 21 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren; and a sister, Gesina Pohladel of Lorup, Germany.
He was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters.
Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, June 9, 2008, at 10 a.m. at St. Gaspar Catholic Church, 10871 N SR 9, Rome City, with Father Matt Jozefiak officiating. Burial will be in Orange Cemetery.
Casketbearers will be John Edwards, Mike Edwards, Bob Edwards, Rick Krull, Matt Tatman, Josh Dukehart, Tom Dukehart, and Christopher Edwards.
Calling will be Sunday, June 8, 2008, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville, with Rosary service at 7 p.m.
Preferred memorials are to St. Gaspar Catholic Church or Provena Sacred Heart Home
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Gerhart has been an insperation on how to be a good christian Catholic Since I first came know him when I was a young man. His gentle persistent nature in going about Gods business is what I think about Gerhat foremost. He was a good father, grandfather, and great grandfather. I am certain he will be rewarded in Heaven. My condolences to you of his family. Friend of the Family, John Cazier
To the Krull family, our prayers and thoughts go out to Uncle Gerhard at this time. We always will remember him. We send all our love and condolences to all the family. The Wilken`s from Germany
To the Krull family, What a blessing it has been to your family for Gerhard, who was so energetic and talented, to live such a long, productive and wonderful live. He served his family and community very well. After meeting him and Eileen in 1996, it was evident that they were a truly wonderful couple. Now God has allowed him to join his dearly beloved wife. How we wish that circumstances had been different and Matthew, Andrea and family could be with you at this time of celebrating and thanking God for such a wonderful man. We send our love and condolences to all the family. Hoyet and Sybil West Andrea Tatman\'s parents
Our prayers and thoughts go out to all the families and friends of Uncle Gerhard
We are never ready to loose a great person.and Jerry was a very kind,and happy person,He always amazed us.even in his middle ninties he could still shoot under his age for the 18 holes on the golf course. You are in my thoughts and may God Bless you all
Dear Dr. Krull and family: I was so sorry to read about your dad in the paper. I will always remember the conversations we shared when he would come to the lab at FHC. He and I would talk and laugh together. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sincerely, Sue LaBarr
He who dwells in the shelter of the MOST HIGH will rest in the shadow of the ALMIGHTY.
Barb and family, I know that the Lord opened up the gates of Heaven wide when your father/grandfather entered. He was truly a nice man. I can rember meeting him at your home and he always had a smile on his face. He was a gentleman through and through. I will keep you in my prayers. Love Vicki Tatman