Carolyn Elsie Krupke
February 1, 1928 – July 27, 2020
KRUPKE, Carolyn E. (Freeborg) passed away on July 27, 2020 in Spokane, WA. She was born in Spokane, WA on July 12, 1928 to her parents David & Gladys Freeborg. She graduated from North Central High School in January 1946. She attended Whitworth College for one year, and then met Carroll Krupke in May of 1947. She then worked for over a year at the Millwood State Bank. Carolyn and Carroll were married on May 8, 1948, and she moved to Reardan where Carroll’s career was farming. They had 4 sons, Randall, James, Terry and Paul. Carolyn had an experience of God that invigorated her life of faith. She sensed a calling of God, and in 1982 began studying to become a Certified Local Pastor in the United Methodist Church (UMC). After completing the first two years the United Methodist Conference appointed Carolyn as Pastor of Rocklyn Zion United Methodist Church located SW of Davenport. She pastored this church for 10 wonderful years. During these years, the Conference required that she complete seminary studies. Because of her home situation as a farm wife, she was allowed to do this study by correspondence. She received a diploma at Annual Conference on June 7, 1993. At the completion of 10 years, Carolyn retired in June 1994. Her active ministry was not ended. She served as visitation Pastor at Spokane Valley United Methodist for a year and a half. She was also appointed as interim Pastor at Sandpoint UMC, Rosalia UMC, Fowler UMC, and St. Paul’s UMC. Her retirement years have been pleasant living in Reardan. Carolyn is survived by her Husband Carroll Krupke, sons, Jim (Maureen) Krupke and Terry (Sue) Krupke. She is also survived by grandchildren Stephanie, Brian, Elizabeth, Joshua, Jeffery Krupke, Toni, Michael Lewis, 4 great grandchildren, and a brother Rodney (Alice) Freeborg. Carolyn was preceded in death by sons, Paul Krupke, Randy & his wife Judy Krupke and 1 brother. Family graveside services held at Reardan Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home is caring for the Krupke family.
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Carolyn Elsie Krupke
August 4, 2020
Neighbors like Carolyn & Carroll just don’t come any better!
God bless all those who mourn this blessed lady.
Helen & Skip Newton
August 3, 2020
At one time some years back. Carolyn served as an interim pastor for us at Sandpoint (ID) UMC. She was exactly what we needed at that time and ministered to us with compassion and dignity. Her deep faith was evident. We are sorry to learn of the passing of this gracious woman and beautiful soul. Love and prayers to all of her family and friends in Davenport.
Jerry & Linda Dougherty
August 2, 2020
We are sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing. We have wonderful memories of her when we were neighbors. She always took the time to stop and inquire about how are family was. Hugs and prayers to all the Krupke Family.
August 1, 2020
I remember Carroll and Carolyn at Audubon Park UMC, have missed them since they quit attending. they of course knew my cousin Bob Benner from Reardon.
May Carolyn Rest in Peace, we always enjoyed her words from the alter. May beautiful memories bring peace to the hearts of her family. Blessings.
Chuck and Anna Mae Luther.
July 29, 2020
My parents Duane and Joan Wilson thought highly of Carolyn and she even spoke at my Moms funeral. We got to know her at Audubon Park UMC and she was such a sweet lady and I have missed seeing them over the years. Thinking of her family and friends during this time.
July 29, 2020
To all the family. Carolyn was a lovely Christian lady My sympathy is with all of you.
Anne Sherrodd and family