Byron D. "Barney" Krugh of Van Wert passed away unexpectably on Monday, January 11, 2021. He was born December 26, 1931 in York Township, a son of F. Paul and Lillian N. (Towers) Krugh both of whom are deceased. He married Bette Vaske who preceded him in death on April 3, 2910.
He is survived by a daughter, Cathy (Woody) Fetzer and a son, Dean (Sherry) Krugh. Grandchildren: Brandon (Coral) Fetzer, Jason (Kerri) Krugh, Jenny (Sean) Kennedy, Joe (Joy) Krugh, Josh (Leslie) Krugh, and Kristen (Gabe) Evans. Great-grandchildren: Caleb and Natalie Fetzer, Allison, Dru, Emma Kennedy, Devin Rabe, Bella, Hannah, Jordan, J.J., Landynn and Kameron Krugh, Noah and Nora Evans. Also surviving are a sister, Lavena Faszler, a niece, Linda (Gale) Linnemeier, and a nephew, Norman (Kim) Faszler.
A son, Michael James Krugh, preceded him in death.
He retired from the former Aeroquip Corp. (Eaton) in 1993. He was also a U. S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Barney was an avid fan of Van Wert High School athletics where he was a long time ticket holder for football and basketball seasons and he also enjoyed watching the baseball team play. He loved the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears. He enjoyed going to the Sportsmen Club every morning and playing cards with his many friends there.
Visitation will be at Brickner Funeral Home from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM Friday, January 15, 2021.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 AM Saturday, January 16, 2021 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church with Father Charles Obinwa officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery Van Wert. Military graveside rites will be held at the cemetery by the combined Honors Unit of American Legion Post 178 and V. F. W. Post 5803.
Memorial donations may be directed to St. Mary of the Assumption School.
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