Clair E. Krebs, 86, of Hiawatha, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at the Hiawatha Community Hospital, surrounded by his family.
He was born Aug. 18, 1933, near Powhattan, as one of four children born to Homer and Esther (Wenger) Krebs. He lived in Brown County all of his life. He grew up on a farm near Powhattan where he attended Green Valley Country School, later graduating from Powhattan High School in 1952.
Clair married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Pederson, on March 1, 1953, at Horton. The couple farmed and raised livestock until retiring, and moved to town in 2007. Interestingly, he was born and has lived in the same farm home until 2007. Shirley survives and resides at home.
Also surviving are his children, Douglas (Cindy) of Las Vegas, Nev., Debbie (Dale) Hossfeld of Topeka, Cindy (Eugene) Solomon of Hiawatha, and Sherry (Robert) Taylor of Topeka; his brother, Gerald (Donna) of Hiawatha; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Clair was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Esther Krebs; brother, Clyde; sister, Virginia Smith; granddaughters, Carrie and Kaylie; and great-great-granddaughters, Carrie Ann and Layla.
A celebration of Clair’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Powhattan United Methodist Church. Shane Spangler will officiate. Interment will follow at Powhattan Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Powhattan Cemetery or Brown County Humane Society, sent in care of the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Hiawatha, which is in charge of arrangements.
The Sabetha Herald 11/6/2019