Remmert Funeral Home

521 East Washington Street, East Peoria, IL


Reuben E Krigbaum

February 20, 1923March 31, 2017

Reuben E. “Gene” Krigbaum, age 94, of Peoria, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8:55 a.m. at the OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born Feb. 20, 1923 in Hannibal, MO to Ed and Leah (Peterson) Krigbaum. He married Joann Tuttle on July 1, 1950 in East Peoria. She survives along with three daughters: Kim (Dan) Schilling of Edwards, Kari (Ron) Potter of Morton, Kriste (Ed) Eden of Brimfield, one son-in-law, Tom Hartter of Washington, three grandchildren: Dana, Benjamin, Adam, and three great-grandchildren: Haley, Beck and Ava.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Kelly Hartter, one twin sister, and one brother.

Gene was a WWII Navy Veteran. He was a Carpenter and retired from the Roan Maintenance Department for Fondulac Township. He was a member of the Peoria Elks Club.

Graveside services with Military Rites will be Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria. Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria is in charge of arrangements.

Please view Gene’s obituary online at www.RemmertFuneralHome.com


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, April 4, 2017


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Tina Fehr

April 4, 2017

Joann, Kim, kristie, Carrie, I am so sorry for your loss.

Michelle Spicer

April 3, 2017

Dear Joann and Family, The world has lost another Good Man. The Love of Dancing brought us together almost 30 years ago. We also shared the love of many Pets over our years. We are so Sorry for your Loss, Our thoughts are with you at this Sad time... Michelle and Russ Spicer

April 3, 2017

I'm going to miss one of the best neighbors I ever had. Our condolences to you and your family Joann. Brian and Carla Scott

Jack Empson

April 3, 2017

We're thinking of you Joann. Gene was a first class guy. He will be missed by many. If you need anything please call. I'd be glad to help.

April 2, 2017

My sincere condolences to the family may you find comfort in the God of all comfort.

Ron Bragg

April 2, 2017

Joann so very sorry to hear of Gene passing he was such a wonderful man and great to be around, we have known each other for more years than I can remember. God Bless you and the girls you are all very special to us. Gene is with our Lord now looking down on us! Love ya! Ron,Nancy & Ron II

Mike McMullen

April 2, 2017


So sorry to read of Gene's passing. Please accept my condolences to you, Kim, Kriste and the rest of your family.

Darlene Tracy

April 1, 2017

Joanne, we are so sorry to hear of Gene's passing. Our deepest sympathies are with you and your family at this difficult time Darlene and Tom Tracy

Bill Lovan

April 1, 2017

Joann, I am so sorry to hear about Gene. Our condolences to you, Kristie, Kim and the rest of the family.

Bill and Jennifer Lovan