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Lester E. Krebs
  • Freedom House for Veterans (Kent, Ohio)
    705 Oakwood Street
    Ravenna, OH 44266
  • American Legion Post 496 Honor Guard
    1945 Mogadore Road
    Kent, OH 44240

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“Dear Diane, So sorry to hear of the passing of your Father. How blessed that you got to spend many years with him and he was able to enjoy life...Read More »
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“Dear Diane,We are so sorry to hear that your dad has passed. He was such a character! We'll never forget him and we know he'll be missed by many. How...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Sonja Shalosky - Charlotte, NC

“Wendy, your Papa will be missed by many. Even though we never met I feel like I knew him because of you. I know you were very close to him. My heart...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Jayne Beal - Kent, OH - Friend

“Wendy and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry to hear about your papa. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Ann Guariniello - Stow, OH


Lester Earl Krebs, a WWII Army vet fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was a member of The Greatest Generation gave his final salute July 4, 2017. He was born in Loudonville, OH to Swiss immigrants Albert & Lina Krebs on March 18th 1919 and is preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Josephine [nee] Skibiski. He will be sorrowfully missed by his family; sons Earl Krebs and Karen [Shaffer] of Ravenna, David Krebs and Lin [Bevington] of Ravenna, and daughter Diane Krebs of Charlotte NC, four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and extensive family from his 13 siblings. He was employed by the Lawson Milk Company from 1950 to 1976 when he retired to enjoy his outdoor passion of tree work. He is the hardest working man we have ever known. How lucky are we to have known someone that it is so hard to say goodbye to.

Calling hours will be at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home, 628 W. Main St., Kent, Saturday July 8th-from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, where services will be held at 1:00 PM. Interment immediately following at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Freedom House for Veterans [Kent OH], 705 Oakwood St., Ravenna OH 44266 or Kent American Legion Post 496 Honor Guard, 1945 Mogadore Rd., Kent OH 44240.