Obit: Krings, Orville Michael (1927 - 2019)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Dost, Krell, Krings, Oberts, Sahlin, Voldberg

----Source: The Nash-Jackan Funeral Home (Bruce, Ladysmith, WI) 3/21/2019

Krings, Orville Michael (4 FEB 1927 - 19 MAR 2019)

Orville M. Krings, 92 of Hawkins, died on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Marshfield Medical Center - Eau Claire.

He is survived by his wife Helen, 4 sons; Dale & Jan Krings of Ladysmith, Randy & Erin Krings of Hawkins, Rod & Paula Krings of Holmen and Brian & Julie Krings of Byron, MN, 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers; Elgin Krings of Mountain, Ricky Krings of Watertown and Kenneth & Rochelle Krings of Brooklyn Park, MN, 1 sister; Viola "Tootsie" Dost of Hawkins and 1 son-in-law; Dennis Sahlin of Bruce.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, March 22, 2019 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hawkins with Fr. Dave Oberts and Deacon Craig Voldberg officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until service time on Friday at the Church.

Burial with Military Honors will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Hawkins in the Spring.


----Source: The Ladysmith News (Ladysmith, WI)

Orville Michael Krings, 92, of Hawkins, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

Orville was born on Feb. 4, 1927. He was born in Auburndale to Fred and Mary Krings. The family moved to Hawkins in 1928. Orville was 17 years old when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific during World War II.

On Oct. 15, 1949, Orville was married to Helen Krell at St. Michael’s Church in Kennan. Orville and Helen made their home in Hawkins. He was a member of the Hawkins Lion’s Club, American Legion and was active in the SnoHawks Snowmobiling Club. For many years he served as the constable for Hawkins.

Orville owned and operated buses for the Ladysmith-Hawkins School District. He worked as an auto mechanic while he owned and operated Krings Motors. He enjoyed being a race car mechanic for the car he sponsored at area raceways. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed spending time at his cabin “The Six-Pack Shack” with his family and friends. He enjoyed camping and always looked forward to the annual Hodag Music Festival.

During his retirement years, Orville stayed busy working on boat motor props as well as making wine. Family and friends loved stopping in to sample some of Orville’s latest and great homemade wines!

Orville is survived by his beloved wife, Helen, of 69 years; his four sons, Dale (Jan) of Ladysmith, Randy (Erin) of Hawkins, Rod (Paula) of Holmen and Brian (Julie) of Byron, Minn.; 15 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Elgin, Ricky and Kenny (Rochelle) and his sister, Viola (Tootsie) Dost.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Charlotte Sahlin; stillborn daughter, Lisa; great-grandson, Landon; his brothers, Donald, Willis and Norbert (Nubby) and his sister, Phyllis.

Orville will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., on Friday, March 22, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hawkins with Father Dave Oberts and Deacon Craig Voldberg officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the funeral.

A spring burial with Military Honors will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Hawkins.

Funeral arrangements are provided by Nash-Jackan Funeral Home.



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