OBITUARY

Mr. Eugene "Doc" William Krebs

June 10, 1932September 1, 2013

Eugene William Krebs "Doc" Loving husband, dad, grandfather, and friend was surrounded by his loved ones as he left us to be with God on Sunday, September 1, 2013. Gene was born in St. Louis, Missouri on June 10, 1932. When he was about six years old he and his parents Arthur and Lucille Krebs moved to Marissa, Illinois. He lived there until he served in the United States Navy in August, 1950 to June, 1954 during the Korean War, Landing on Inchon, and in Vietnam when the French occupied it. He proudly served on the USS Windham Bay. He worked for NASA on Apollo's 1 through 11 and the Gemini Project. He had his own radio show and started his own church in Illinois. He went to Illinois State University of Carbondale and achieved a Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D in the area of Educational Psychology in the 1970's. He was hired at California State University of Fresno and he was the first male Chairman of the Department of Family Studies and Home Economics (the name has since changed). He retired from teaching in December, 2000. He was admired by all for his love of life. He loved to sing, dance and tell stories about his life. Gene will be truly missed by all who knew him. He was predeceased by his son, Michael Lee Krebs in 1980; his mother, Lucille Krebs in 2003; and his father, Arthur in 2005.

Visitation will be held at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home on Friday, September 13, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. followed by the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 p.m.

A Celebration of His Life will be held at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Fresno Deaf Church; Attention Pastor Keith Cantrone located at 3438 E. Ashlan Ave., Fresno, CA 93726.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, September 13, 2013
  • Rosary Service Friday, September 13, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 14, 2013
REMEMBERING

Mr. Eugene "Doc" William Krebs

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September 12, 2013

Dear Sheila, Thinking of you. We will always remember Eugene sharing his joy during church services. Always shaking hands with everyone and giving blessings everywhere -- joyfully greeting everyone. God bless you Sheila. Joyce and Rich Gutierrez

September 12, 2013

Dear Sheila, Thinking of you. We will always remember Eugene sharing his joy during church services. Always shaking hands with everyone and giving blessings everywhere -- joyfully greeting everyone. God bless you Sheila. Joyce and Rich Gutierrez

Jim & Sue O'Neil

September 10, 2013

Our sympathy for your loss, from our family to yours . Sheila and Mary we will pray for him as he always did for us.

Eileen Flynn

September 8, 2013

Gene was very unique man. He lived his life on his terms and to the beat of his one drum. That is what I admired about Gene the most. Other than his big heart for everyone

September 7, 2013

May you now live in eternal happiness with our Savior and Lord. Thank you for being the kind and watchful neighbor all those years. Your humor, and songs shall always be remembered. May you and God now watch over Sheila, and Mary. Peace be with you Gene.
Respectfully,
Heike and Dana

Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Chapel

September 4, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

FROM THE FAMILY