Albert Keith Krambeal
January 7, 1931 - February 12, 2018
Albert Keith Krambeal went home to be with his Lord, Monday, February 12, 2018 at home with his family. Keith was born January 7, 1931 in Ipswich, South Dakota.
He moved to Oregon at the age of seven, and attended school in North Bend. From there he joined the Army and fought in the Korean War. He was discharged in July 1953 when he came to Southern Oregon College, where he met the love of his life, Gaynell. They were married June 7, 1954 in Medford, Oregon. They settled in Eagle Point and lived there for nearly 50 years before moving to North Bend for 10 years. For the last five years Butte Falls has been called home.
Keith retired from Eagle Point School District, where he taught band for over 20 years. He was very active in the Eagle Point Chapter of the Jaycees, voted by the state one of Three Outstanding Young Men of America. He was a member of the VFW and the Elks Club. Most of his adult life he was very active in the Republican Party.
Keith came from a deeply religious family and was a strong Christian. He was a talented woodworker and painter. He supported his wife in all her endeavors. He loved golf, reading, working crossword puzzles, keeping in touch with friends and loved ones on Facebook, and he loved his family.
He is survived by his daughters, Celeste M. Porter and Sunshine (formerly Dolores) Bryant; nine grandchildren; 27 great- grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Elizabeth Gaynell Krambeal; his father, Martin J. Krambeal; his mother, Grace M. Stancer; his brothers, Norman A. Krambeal and Gerald M. Krambeal; his sister, Shirley M. Rhoads; his daughters, Elizabeth R. Chadd and Alyce G. Wright; his son, Leslie L. Krambeal; his granddaughter, Michaelle Lane-Fleek; and his great-great-granddaughter, Mariah Patee.
A Christian funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 23, 2018 at the pavilion at Eagle Point National Cemetery. Pastor Buff (William) Lawrence will officiate. A potluck celebration of life will follow from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at Ed’s Oasis, Eagle Point, Ore.