Roger Howard Krum
11/26/1926 - 07/28/2020
Obituary For Roger Howard Krum
Roger Howard Krum, age 93, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at the Cottages at Martin Lake near Fremont, MI with his family at his side. He was born November 26, 1926 in Jackson, MI to Howard E. and Beatrice O. (O’Harrow) Krum. He served his country during WWII in the Army Air Corps and after being Honorably Discharged went on to receive two bachelor’s degrees from Michigan State; Civil Engineering (1950), and Geography (1952). He married Mary Elizabeth Martin on June 13, 1953 in Howell, Michigan and together they had 6 children. He had a long and distinguished career as a Construction Engineer and Registered Land Surveyor, and in his spare time enjoyed hunting, traveling and spending time with his family.
Roger is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary; children, Pat and Debbie Krum, Kevin Krum, Timothy Krum and Kathy Schneiter, Maureen Krum, Marie Krum, Mike and D.J. Krum; 15 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sister, Susan Chaffin; several nieces and nephews.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, August 1, 10:00 A.M. at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Newaygo with Fr. Steven W. Geerling Celebrant. Entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Grand Rapids under the Auspices of the Kent County Veterans Honor Guard. Friends may meet the family at the Church on Saturday morning from 9 until 10 A.M. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Cottages at Martin Lake Activities Fund.
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