Harvey C. Krings, 90, formerly of Blenker died on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at River City Estates in Hewitt.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at St. Kilian’s Catholic Church in Blenker, where the visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time. Rev. Eric Berns will officiate. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 468 of Milladore, following the service at the church. Entombment will be in Hillside Cemetery Mausoleum, Marshfield and grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Harvey was born on November 26, 1926 in Auburndale, to Arnold and Mary (Gotz) Krings. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving from March 15, 1946 until his honorable discharge on September 14, 1947. On October 28, 1948, he married the woman who would be the love of his life for 65 years, Florence C. Weinfurter, at St. Kilian’s Cathoic Church, Blenker. She died on May 27, 2013.
During the early years, Harvey and Florence lived in Milwaukee working at various businesses. After the first child was born they decided to move back to Central Wisconsin to be close to family and friends and take over the family farm in Blenker as they continued to raise their family of six. Harvey owned his own trucking business and then was employed for the Wood County Highway Department for 18 years until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting with his sons and grandsons, fishing, camping and trips to the casino. Harvey was a wonderful father, father-in-law, grandfather and great grandfather and will be greatly missed by his family.
Harvey is survived by a daughter, Sue (Randy) Seidl of Marshfield and five sons, Dennis (Sue) of Arpin, Donald (Cindy) of Milladore, Gary (Norma) of Nekoosa, David (Mary Jo) of Sherry and Gregory (Brenda) of Wisconsin Rapids. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. He is further survived by brothers, Melvin (Dawn), Ronald (Debbie), James, sisters, Eunice (Bill) Bowden and Rosie Beelow, sisters-in-law, Sandy Krings and Charlene Krings and a brother-in-law Don Hahn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, brothers, Robert, Richard, Arthur “Tuffy” and Arnold “Shorty” Krings, and sisters, Marion Altman and Florence Kramer.
Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com