Kenneth James Krichbaum

April 06, 1950 ‒ July 20, 2020

Galion, Ohio

Kenneth James Krichbaum, 70, of Galion and recently of Medina passed away Monday, July 20, 2020 at the Cleveland Clinic. He had been in declining health.

He was born April 6, 1950 in Mansfield and was the son of Glen Jacob and Florence Belle (Shook) Krichbaum. Kenneth married Elizabeth Presler Krichbaum on June 14, 1975 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion, Ohio.

He played football at Galion High School, receiving Honorable Mention All-District. Kenneth graduated from Galion High School in 1969 and worked 41-1/2 years for the Penn Central, Conrail and CSX as an Engineer, retiring in 2010. He attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion, was an Ohio State Football fan and was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by son Tim (Heather) Krichbaum of Sandusky and their children, Brad and Trent Krichbaum and daughter Lisa Krichbaum of Fayetteville, North Carolina and a brother Glen Clayton Krichbaum of Jeromesville, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two sisters, Olive Grimes and Glenda Blasing and father-in-law and mother-in-law Russell and Mary Presler.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 7, 2020 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 with Deacon Greg Kirk officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Kenneth Krichbaum, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • Dear Elizabeth,

    We are so sorry to hear about Kenneth. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

    Gary and Sue Irwin

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort that your dad is no longer suffering. May his soul rest in peace.

  • Betty, Tim and Lisa,
    We are so sorry and surprised to hear of Kenny’s passing. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Betty, Lisa, Tim and family,
    We are saddened to hear the news of Ken’s passing. We know you are going through a difficult time, but your fond memories and love of Ken will sustain you in the future.
    Sending you are deepest sympathy and prayers.

    Carl & Marilyn Scarpino

  • Betty Ann, Lisa, Tim and family. We were so sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. We will remember our times together. We are sending our condolences, deepest sympathy and hopes that your strengths will help you through this most difficult times.
    Mari Ann and Dan Hoover and the Gonzalez family members.

  • Elizabeth, Lisa, Tim,Heather and family. So very sorry to hear that Ken has passed. He was an interesting , fun guy and will be missed. I am so thankful that u have a very loving , close family. Family is everything at these sad times. Know that my thoughts are with all of u as u navigate life without ur husband, dad, father-in-law and grandfather. Take care of each other. 💕

  • Growing up with Lisa I got the privilege to know Ken. Always smiling and joking around. Amazing husband and father. I looked up to him. Love to the whole family. Thoughts and prayers

  • Betty and family,. So sorry to hear of Ken’s passing!! He was always such a happy guy! I know Emilee loved it when he would tease her and make her laugh!! He will be greatly missed! Sending prayers!!!

  • Betty and family, so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • We are so sorry to hear about Ken. He was a great guy and always supported the kids in sports at Galion. May he rest in peace. Praying for all of you.

  • Lisa, I was very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for you and your family.

  • Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers. I appreciate the family coming to the Plymouth St. Joe’s festival where I would get a chance to talk to Kenny after he retired. He was a good Union man. I know it bothered him that he had to be on call all the time and wished he could have been home more with his family. Kenny personally told me this multiple times including after he retired. I listened to what he said and when I can, I try to be home on regular jobs with set hours which are very, very hard to come by. Thank you Kenny for your service as a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET).

  • Our sympathy to the family. We will be remembering you all in our prayers. So sorry we can not give you hugs at this time.
    Deacon Al and Alice Sisson and family

  • Betty im so very sorry to hear of Kennys passing. Kenny was one of my best friends on the Railroad! I will always remember the good times we had joking calling each other big and little fat boy. Big Fat Boy

  • My sympathy on Kenny’s death, he was a wonderful person that I enjoyed working with on my road trips from Willard to Chicago. I have amany great stories he shared while working together from throwing out Christmas decorations so he wouldn’t have to deal with them to his high school football days.
    He and the family will be remembered in prayers.

  • My Sympathy to Kenny’s family,
    I worked with Kenny many times on CSX Super pool, he was a wonderful man to work with. I remember going thru Tiffin and Kenny tooting the horn for his daughter at Heidelberg’ College, I would chuckle when it was 3 or 4 in the morning. May his family know he was the best of the best Engineers out there. RIP Kenny you will be missed!

  • Dear Krichbaum Family,,,
    I worked with Kenny for several years out of Crestline and Willard before my retirement. Kenny was a very nice man to work with. I am very saddened to hear of his passing.
    God Bless!!!

  • I am so sorry for your loss.Kenneth was always a very nice person. My sympathy and prayers for you and your family at this difficult time.

  • To the Krichbaum Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Ken.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Betty Ann and family,
    Was so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. You have my deepest sympathy and prayers for you and your family.
    Mary Lou Junker

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