Lawrence Joseph Krebaum, 73, of Marshall, died Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Marshall. Father Kevin Gormley will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday and 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or the charity of choice.
Born Aug. 27, 1930, in Whitehouse Station, N.J., he was the son of the late Emil Krebaum and Madeline Krug Krebaum. On Nov. 14, 1959, he married Claire Ann Ferroli, who survives of the home. He attended Cranford High School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, attaining a bachelor of science degree in chemistry in 1952 and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 1956. He worked for Monsanto chemical company for 11 years and Chemplex company for six years, starting his own business for the next 12 years. He taught chemistry at College of Dupage in Glen Ellyn, Ill., and then accepted a position at Missouri Valley College in 1989, teaching general, organic, inorganic and bio-chemistries. He obtained full professorship at MVC in 1999. He was a member of the American Chemical Society for 50 years. He enjoyed music and art, winning many ribbons and honors for his paintings. He was also a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Marshall.
Additional survivors include one son, Paul Krebaum and wife Loretta of Lisle, Ill.; three daughters, Greta Kruger and husband John of Hampton, Va., Celeste Lepp and husband Steven of Cordova, Tenn., and Laura Krebaum of Frederick, Md.; two sisters, Madelyn Fedroff and Dorothy Quail, both of the state of New Jersey; one brother, Gerard Krebaum of the state of Arizona; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Additional information provided per family recompense.