William T. Krebs

William T. Krebs, 85, of Montpelier, IN, and having family in Huntington, IN, died Friday, May 18, 2018, at 3:28 p.m. at Bluffton Regional Medical Center in Bluffton.

Mr. Krebs originally moved to Montpelier in 1943 and later moved to Grant County for 23 years. He was a 1950 graduate of Montpelier High School. He retired in 1989 from General Motors Corp., Marion Plant, after 31 years of service. He was a member of the United Auto Workers, Local 977. He served as mayor of Montpelier from 1996 to 1999.

Mr. Krebs had served with the United States Army in Korea and was a member of the Millard-Brown American Legion Post 156, in Montpelier. His military decorations included the National Service Defense medal, Korea Service Ribbon and United Nations Korean Service Ribbon.
He was born Dec. 10, 1932, in Elwood to William E. and Kathryn Louise Dauenhauer Krebs. He married Barbara B. Prall Coleman on June 25, 1983, in Montpelier, and she survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Diana Lynn Krebs, of Marion; four sons, Robert Heflin, of Huntington; Theodore "Ted" Krebs and Rodney Krebs, both of Marion; and Steven (Roxanne) Krebs, of Kyle, TX; a stepdaughter, Kathy Casterline, of Montpelier; a stepson, Steve (Sherry Jo) Coleman, of Tempe, AZ; four brothers, James (Sylvia) Krebs, of Florida; Thomas (Sue) Krebs, of Pensacola, FL; Rev. Robert (Joan) Shaner, of Vancouver, WA; and Rev. Paul Shaner, of El Paso, TX; a sister, Patricia Newell, of Rockville; and several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Lee Krebs, and a stepson, Ron Coleman.
Calling is Monday, May 21, 2018, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home, 109 W. Windsor St. Montpelier. A service to celebrate Mr. Krebs’ life will be Tuesday, May 22, 20128, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with viewing to be held one hour prior.  Les Bantz will be officiating and interment will follow in the Brookside Memorial Park in Montpelier. Millard Brown American Legion Post 156 will be in charge of military rites at the graveside.
Memorials are to Grant County Special Olympics, PO Box 1093, Marion, IN 46952.           
Online condolences may be made at glancyfuneralhomes.com.