Harold Krambeer

Harold Krambeer

Harold Junior Krambeer, 77, of Farmersburg died Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at his home in Farmersburg. Funeral Service was held Friday, February 14 at Norway Lutheran Church, St. Olaf with Rev. Marshall Hahn as the officiant. Burial with Military Rites followed at United Brethren Cemetery, rural St. Olaf.

Harold was born November 15, 1942 in Farmersburg, the fourth child of Harold John Krambeer and Leona Fascher Krambeer. He was baptized December 13, 1942 at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg and confirmed there March 25, 1956. He graduated from Monona Farmersburg Community High School in 1960 and served his country in the United States Air Force as a photo interpretation specialist during the Vietnam War.

December 4, 1965, Harold married Deanna Schlitter. One child, Ross, was born to this union. He worked for a number of years installing and repairing rural and domestic water systems for Duane Lubbers. He found this work his most rewarding. He finished his working career as Manager of the Swiss Valley Farms Packaging Plant at St. Olaf.

Harold served on the city council of Farmersburg and St. Olaf and was involved in the installation of wastewater treatment systems in each town. He was a member of the Iowa Tree Farm System and Iowa Woodland Owners. He belonged to the St. Olaf American Legion. He was a founding member of the group Friends of the Sherman Swift Tower. He was a life-long member of the Lutheran Church and spent many hours volunteering there.

He enjoyed being with his family and friends and loved a good party. He was a creative wood worker and made one of a kind pieces of furniture from wood he sawed with his sawmill. He always had a garden and made many kinds of wine which he shared with friends.

Harold loved the outdoors and spent many happy hours in the woods enjoying nature, planting trees, observing wildlife and hunting small game. He shared this love of nature with his grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Time spent fishing, especially at Sny MaGill and with friends at other Mississippi River spots, was all time well spent. He strongly believed in the conservation of our natural world.

Harold is survived by his wife, Deanna; his son, Ross (Melanie); his grandson, Adam (Mandy) Hammond and their daughters, Kyrra and Kassidy; his grandson, Austin; his granddaughter, Alivia (Austin) Henkel; his sisters-in-law, Marie Krambeer and Carol Chas; special nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Leona Krambeer; his siblings: L’Dean and his wife Betty, Ray, and Betty and her husband Garth; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Elmer and Margaret Schlitter; and a brother-in-law, Jim Chase.

“Every bird, bee, butterfly and animal has a place in this world - man must make accommodations for them.”

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