Howard J. Krober
Howard J. Krober, age 89 of Greenville, passed away at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Greenville.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday May 20, 2006,at the Greenville Free Methodist Church with Rev. Doug Newton and Rev. Herbert H. Coates officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Visitation will be held after 4:00 p.m. Friday at the Donnell - Wiegand Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Greenville Free Methodist Church.
Howard James Krober, the son of Paul and Mary Elizabeth (Delbridge) Krober, was born November 29, 1916 in Piedmont, OK. There, he attended the public schools, graduated from Piedmont HS and went on to attend Central College for 2 years. He graduated from Edmond State College in 1939. He later received his Masters from SMU in Dallas in 1954.
Howard and Anita P. Finger were united in marriage on December 30, 1939 in St.Louis, Mo and have enjoyed over 66 years together. She survives as do their sons: Wendel J. (Kay) Krober of Carmel, IN, Dr. Leslie L. ( Peggy) Krober of Wenatchee, WA, and Kent (Sandy) Krober of rural Greenville, 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Also surviving is his sister LaVon Jordahl of Greenville. Howard is preceded in death by their daughter Carolyn in a car accident when she was just 15, his parents, and his two brothers Ralph and Dean Krober.
Howard and Anita moved to Temple OK in 1939 where he taught, then in 1940 to Anadarko where he taught Industrial Arts until the war began. He worked for North American Aviation 1942 - 1944 in Dallas then in 1944 moved to McPherson , KS where he was a builder, Teacher and Dean until 1957. The family moved to Greenville for a year and a half, then in 1958 moved to Phoenix where Howard was with the Christian High School. It was there that they lost Carolyn. In 1962 they returned to Greenville College for good where Howard was Director of Admissions and later Vice President and Director of Planned Giving until his retirement in 1992.
Howard is a former Kiwanis Club Member and was very active in Community Affairs including serving on the City Council, Police Pension Board, helped found the Foy Meyer Industrial Park, was honored by Greenville College with an Honorary Doctorate in 1976 and by the Community by joining the Senior Hall of Fame in 1999. He has been an active member of the Greenville Free Methodist Church serving on many boards.
memorials to the Greenville Free Methodist Church
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