David M. Krehbiel

Jan. 7, 1924 - Nov. 24, 2008

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell, Minn., for David Mack Krehbiel, age 84, of Sartell, Minn., who died on Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, at his home. The Reverend Lauren Germann will be the celebrant. Inurnment will be at a later date. Visitation will be on Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, from — p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Daniel Funeral Home in Sartell. St. Francis Xavier Parish Prayers will be at 5 p.m. on Monday. Arrangements are with Daniel Funeral Home in Sartell.

Mr. Krehbiel was born on Jan. 7, 1924, in Mount Hope, Kan., the son of Milton Herman Krehbiel and Nellie Atrophia (McCormick) Woolsey. David grew up in Kansas and later Eugene, Ore., where he graduated from high school in 1942. After high school, he enlisted into the U.S. Navy. He was united in marriage to Janet J. Napolitano on May 9, 1945. Five children were born to this union.

David served his country during WWII and Korea and remained in the Navy until September of 1965. During his time in the Navy he served as a fire controlman retiring as a Chief Petty Officer E-7. He then continued to serve the government by working for civil service at Port Hueneme, Calif., until he retired in 1989. Since his retirement he had lived in California, Oregon and Minnesota.

He was a past Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge #1443 of Oxnard, Calif., a 13-year member of 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus in Medford. and current member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell, Minn. He was a co-founder of Ocean View Pony Baseball League in Oxnard. He is a past member of the Channel Islands High School Booster Club.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Janet, of Sartell; four sons, Thom (Helene) Krehbiel, of St. Michael, Minn., John (Marilyn) Krehbiel, of Sartell, Minn., Ron Krehbiel, of Carson City, Nev., and Jim (Gayle) Krehbiel, of Camarillo, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by, one daughter, Livia Lucille; and two sisters, Donna Mae Schnieder, and Bonnie Jean Goza.

Obituary, Photo, Video Tribute and Guest Book available online at www.danielfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by

Daniel Funeral Home, Sartell, Minn.