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John Oscar Krebs of McGrath, MN died on October 22, 2016 at his home.  He was 61 years old.

GATHERING OF FRIENDS will be from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.

INTERMENT will be at Grace Lutheran Cemetery in McGrath.

John Oscar Krebs, of McGrath, MN passed away unexpectedly on October 22, 2016 at his home in McGrath, MN.  He was 61 years old.

John was born on August 19, 1955 at the Kanabec County Hospital in Mora, MN to parents Albert and Frances (Kappauf) Krebs.

He grew up on the family farm south of McGrath and was the 6th of 10 children.  He attended the McGrath School through the 11th grade. John then joined the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged.  After the Army he started working in the construction trade.  First he put up barn silos, and then he went to the twin cities and worked for Orin Thompson Homes. After that he went to work for PCI until he retired in 2010.  He was a member of the Laborers Union Local 132.  He married Carla Filas on December 22, 1984 in Aitkin County and to this union Adam Krebs was born.  John liked to go hunting and dancing in his younger years. Johns past time was morning coffee visits with the locals at Highway 65 Cafe and also loved watching the Minnesota Vikings games on television.

He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Carl.

John is survived by his son Adam Krebs, siblings; Pam Rower, Naomi (Don) Gustason ,  Becky Tschida, Jim (Sheila) Krebs, Greg Krebs, Rachel Krebs, Marilyn (Mark) Alleman , Mike (Denise) Krebs; plus many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

10 thoughts on “JOHN O. KREBS”

  1. so sorry for your loss. I served John his morning coffee for the last 14 years at the corner. thinking of you all Sibyl & Gary Dombroske

  2. Just recieved the bad news. I worked at P.C.I. With John, one of the funniest guys I have known. He was one of the GOOD GUYS R.IP. John you’ll be missed. Terry smith

  3. I knew John for most of my life. I got to work with him on the same crew at P.C.I when i turned 18. He helped show me what to do at work. He was a dam good truck driver. He could back the tanker up for 1/2 mile and stay in a straight line. He was also had a great since of humor and enjoyed making others around him laugh. I’m lucky to have known and worked with Johnny as long as i did.
    My deepest sympathy.

  4. I have known John for many years. I worked with him at Pci and have many great memories from work to hunting together. He was a great friend and neighbor. He will be greatly missed. Go Vikes!

  5. John was a classmate in grade school in McGrath and a friend ever since. John loved pro football but especially the Minnesota Vikings. No sooner were they eliminated from the playoffs-as they always were-than he would be counting the days until the first preseason game the following August. Many an enjoyable Sunday was spent in the dining room of John’s McGrath home watching “The Game”. John had the greatest-and maybe the strangest-sense of humor of anyone I’ve known. A sight never forgotten was Big John rising from his chair, going to the closet, retrieving his purple and gold Helga Horn wig, modeling it as only he could, and giving out a “GO VIKES!” roar when his favorite team was in need of a fourth quarter comeback. The two things that made John happiest were the seeing the smiles and hearing the laughter of his friends-followed a close second by a Vikings victory over the Packers. Rest in peace Big John-I’m sure you’ve got the people sitting next to you in that big stadium in the sky laughing right now.

  6. My sincere condolences to the family. The loss of a loved one grieves the heart and words are never enough to take away the pain. However, our Heavenly Father knows your grief. As a loving and caring Father, He will be there to comfort and sooth your “broken-heart and crushed spirit”. ( Psalm 34:18 ). May you find comfort and hope in God’s promise of a day when you will reunite with your loved one again. ( Isaiah 26:19 ).

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