James Edward Krebs
August 21, 1925 ‒ April 05, 2020
James Edward Krebs, age 94, of Sunbury, died peacefully on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at his home. Born August 21, 1925 in Columbus to the late Albert J. and Katherine (Distelzweig) Krebs.
A proud veteran of the U.S. Army, Jim served in WWII and was awarded two Purple Hearts, a Silver Star and a Bronze Star.
Jim earned his Electrical Engineering Degree from Franklin University and went on to have a long career with WCOL Radio and Rockwell International. After retirement Jim remained active as a school bus driver for Westerville City Schools and as a Greeter at Meijer in Westerville. Additionally, he would often give presentations about WWII to schools and participated in many Veteran’s Day Commemorative Services.
Jim was very social and would boast he “never met a stranger”. Likewise, Jim was well respected and loved by many.
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Jean Krebs; twin brother, John “Jack” Krebs;, brothers, Albert and Robert Krebs; sister, Evelyn Rainier. He is survived by devoted daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Daryl Diller of Sunbury; grandsons, Ron (Amber) Stein and their children, Lindsey and James of Johnstown, and Andy Stein of Worthington; sister, Mary Kay Fisher of Dayton; step-granddaughter, Jessica Diller and step-great-granddaughter, Hope Broyles both of Marengo.
Graveside Service at 2 PM on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at Obetz Cemetery, 4455 Obetz Road, Obetz, OH. Pastor Ken Muller officiating.
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Krebs family. Please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com to share a memory or condolence with the family.