Murtis Krupke

July 20, 1913November 12, 2012

KRUPKE, MURTIS (Age 99) Passed away on November 12, 2012 in Spokane, WA. Murtis is survived and greatly missed by her son and daughter-in-law, Leslie and Judy Krupke of Richland, WA, daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Rob Liljenberg of Port Ludlow, WA; five grandchildren, Dawn Krupke, Matt Krupke, Shelley Ripley, Shannon Depew, and Shawna Coan; and five great grandchildren, Zachary Wright, Trent Ripley, Jenna Depew, Erika Depew and Kennedy Coan. Murtis was preceded in death by her loving husband of 68 years, Earl Krupke; her parents, Samuel and Caroline Jackson; her five brothers and sisters, Volita Livingstone, Jess Jackson, Samuel Jackson, Leland Jackson, and Beth Guy. Murtis was born in Tracyton, WA in 1913. Murtis grew up in Post Falls, ID and in the Davenport-Mondovi-Reardan area. She graduated from Reardan High School in 1931. Murtis and Earl farmed in Mondovi for 60+ years. Murtis was a lifelong member of the Reardan United Methodist Church, formerly known as the Evangelical United Brethern Church. Prior to moving to Spokane in 1979, Murtis was an active member of the Spring Creek Grange. Murtis and Earl were also active members of the WA Wheat Association. Funeral services for Murtis will be held Tuesday, November 20th at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, WA, Pastor Carolyn Krupke officiating. Concluding services, vault interment will be held at the Reardan Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Reardan United Methodist Church, 155 S. Oak, Reardan, WA 99029 or to the charity of your choice. Please sign our on-line guestbook at Strate Funeral Home is caring for the family.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Murtis Krupke

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November 30, 2012

My condolences to Cheryl and her family. I met your mom once and she was very sweet. Blessings, Deb Walter

Sharli Miller

November 20, 2012

God Bless you Murtis. Sending loving thoughts to the Krupke family and all who loved her.

Pam Bishop

November 20, 2012

I have very fond memories of Aunt Murtis. In the late 40's and 50's my family would pack us up in the family car and head east from Seattle to spend the Holidays with the Jacksons in Davenport and Spokane. Late at night we'd see the welcoming lights on at Murtis and Earl's home. Murtis was always well prepared for any event. She planted and maintained a large beautiful garden ...I remember the great beets she'd grow. She was always very kind, thoughtful and protective of her family.

Leslie and Cheryl, my thoughts are with you, both.

Leland Jackson

November 19, 2012

Aunt Murtis was always kind to me. I would visit her and she will fill me with
history of the family, the hardships and
good times that they went through. She was a farmer and they knew how to survive. She loved her husband, Uncle Earl, and how they had great times together. She told me of closing the farm
and traveled to California for the winter
because of health issues. Her stories of
California were interesting and never tired of hearing them. They survived the
depression and world war II when rationing was happening. They did a
fine job raising there children. She
loved the lord.