THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Bill W. Krahn
Issue Date: April 6, 2017
Bill (George) William Krahn, 93, of Kelly Lake, passed away Sunday, March 26 in the early morning hours at his home.
Born and raised in Oconto Falls, to Dr. George Washington Krahn and Polly (Clara Rohn) Krahn, the family had a summer home at Kelly Lake before he was born where he spent his childhood summers, lived his last years there and passed away where he had fished, swam and sailed as a boy.
He graduated from Oconto Falls High School and UW-Madison until World War II when he and his United States Marine Corps ROTC class were sent to the University of Michigan for training and then to war. He returned from China in 1946 and completed his UW degree in Food Technology at the UW School of Agriculture and then worked at H.J. Heinz Company in Pittsburgh. He was again called to service in the Korean Conflict and had a long, successful career with The Larsen Company in Green Bay, later acquired by Dean Foods. He also served for many years on the Oconto Falls Hospital Board.
He will be remembered for his smile, big laugh, caring nature, sense of humor and his songs and limericks.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; three daughters, Nancy (Larry) Kasella, Sally Krahn and Binky (Adelaide) Krahn; two grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other family members and many friends.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Loraine (Louis) Meyer, Leigh (George) Behnke and Anita (Martin) Downs.
A memorial gathering to honor and remember him will take place in June. A notice will be sent to friends and family. Jones Funeral Service of Oconto Falls is assisting the family.