Clarence Krull, 88

Published 5:28 pm Saturday, September 18, 2010

Clarence “Punk” Krull died Thursday, Sept 16, 2010, from complications of cancer following a short illness, at the Adams Healthcare Center in Adams.

Clarence William Krull was born July 29,1922, in Guckeen, Fairbault County to John and Emma (Monson) Krull. He grew up on the family farm, attended rural schools and elementary school in Sewartville. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 serving overseas in the Pacific as a gunner’s mate during W.W. II.

He was married, prior to going overseas, on Oct. 1, 1944 in Stewartville to Evelyn S. Baker. Follwing his discharge in 1946, the couple farmed in the Dexter area before moving to rural Elkton where they farmed for over 40 years, raising their family and where Mr. Krull has continued to make his home. Mrs. Krull died on May 4, 2001. Mr. Krull was also employed at Hormel Foods for 30 years.

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He was a life-long member of the Dexter United Methodist Church serving on it’s building committee when the current church was built. He was a member of the P-9 Labor Union in Austin, the Austin V.F.W. and the Stewartville American Legion. Clarence was a well known musician in the area who was given the nickname “Punk” as a young boy and who taught himself to play guitar while in the Navy. He played and sang country music with many other musicians in the area for many years. He also enjoyed hunting, raising animals and time spent with family, especially his grandkids.

He is survived by two daughters: Bonnie Williams of Hayward, Calif., and Merry (Mark) Monnier of Grand Meadow; four sons: Gene (Linda) and Jeremy, both of Elkton; Jack of Alexandria and Gayle (Cindy) of Gladbrook, La.; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a sister, June Gordon of Lanesboro, and a brother, Harold Krull of Blaine. He was preceded in death by his a wife,Evelyn; a sister, Evelyn Marshall; three brothers: Kenneth, Wilbur and Gordon and a grandson, Robert.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m on Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at the United Methodist Church in Dexter with the Rev. Karen Ashton officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Stewartville.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in

Stewartville and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday morning. Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville.