Clarence J. Krebsbach, 93, Minot, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at a Minot hospital.
Clarence Joseph Krebsbach was born Nov. 18, 1919, to Nick and Ida (Eull) Krebsbach on the family farm at rural Max. He received his education in Snake Creek Township in McLean County. After graduation, he began farming with his brothers, Leo and Elmer.
Clarence was united in marriage to Irene Weishaar, of Benedict, on Jan. 4, 1949. He continued farming with Leo and Elmer, being proud of its smooth operation. While living in rural Max, Clarence was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where he served as a trustee on the church board. He also served on the township board.
In the 1940s, Clarence had a 4-5 piece band and played for many weddings and other dances in McLean County. In the early 1960s, Clarence drove truck for Drake Henne Construction.
In 1982, Clarence and his brothers decided to discontinue their farming operation and Clarence and Irene moved to Minot. He was employed by M&G delivery service until 1989 and also worked at the Our Lady of Grace church pantry.
Clarence was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, the Moose Lodge, Knights of Columbus and the Polkateers, all of Minot.
Clarence loved music and he and Irene spent many Saturday nights dancing and socializing with friends. He enjoyed sports and spent many hours playing softball and baseball when he was a teenager. His greatest love were his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved watching them play sports and spending time with them.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Irene Krebsbach, Minot; sons, Steve (Karen) Krebsbach, Fargo, Maury (Sue) Krebsbach, Minot, Alton (Brenda) Krebsbach, Washburn, and Bruce (Jackie) Krebsbach, Coleharbor; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers-in-law.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Nick and Ida; brothers, Ray, Robert (Gladys), Clemence (Florence), Nick, Elmer and Leo (Evelyn); sisters, Bridgette Lefor (Matt), Emily Krausert (Mike) and Josephine Stumvoll (Leo).
Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, Feb. 21, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot.
Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation: Today, Wednesday, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Vigil Prayer Service: Today, Wednesday, at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
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