In Memory of Fred R. Krenk



Fred R. Krenk
Fred R. Krenk
Born: June 17, 1942
Died: December 5, 2021
Age: 79
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Fred R. Krenk
June 17, 1942 - December 5, 2021
From: Madrid, IA

Fred R. Krenk, age 79, of Madrid, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2021, at his residence of Madrid, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Father William A. McCarthy will officiate. Military Rites will be conducted by the McNamara-Moore Post No. 61 of the American Legion of Ida Grove, Iowa. Committal Services will follow in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Friday, December 10, 2021, with a vigil service at 7:45 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa.

The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com

 

      Freddie "Fred" R. Krenk was born on June 17, 1942, in the upstairs corner room of his home in Dwight, NE, to his parents Fred John Krenk & Helen Rose (Barcal). The family moved to Ida Grove when he was 6 months old where he grew up on a farm. In his youth he was a member of 4-H and the Boy Scouts (where he achieved Eagle Scout). He graduated in 1960 from Ida Grove High School and went on to Iowa State University, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, in the ROTC, and graduated in 1964 with an Ag Business Degree. After college he served in the Army for 2 years as an officer and was stationed in Korea during the Vietnam War. Following deployment, he served 4 years in the reserves where he taught signal corp and other classes.

      Fred started his working life with jobs at a couple of banks and came back to Ida Grove to be a ranch hand for his brother John. When he was working for his brother, he met and later married Juella “Jo” Marie Brinkman on December 27, 1975. He eventually worked for the feed store in Ida Grove and owned his own feed store, Krenk Feed Service.

      Fred, Jo, and their three kids moved a few times including to Cedar Rapids and Harlan, to work for ADM, New York Life Insurance, and Crow’s Hybrid Seed Company. He retired in Wayne, NE, from Mycogen Seeds in 2008 after working as a salesman for 12 years. After retirement he drove vehicles for the Senior Center. Fred and Jo moved to Madrid, IA, after she retired, where he was president of their homeowner’s association.

      Fred’s favorite past times were playing card games (like Solitaire, Golf, and Sevens) or reading books by Vince Flynn. In the winter months, he loved watching football (cheering on the Iowa State Cyclones and Minnesota Vikings) and playing with the grandkids, sledding and making snowmen and snow angels in the snow! However, his favorite time of year were the summer months, where he enjoyed tending to the garden (especially the roses), but most of all spending time taking his family and friends boating and pulling the grandkids on the “water couch”.

      Fred was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Juella Krenk of Madrid, IA; three children, Freddie Krenk of Madrid, IA, Mandy (Miguel) Santander of Lincoln, NE, and Monica (Ben) McIntire Omaha, NE; eight grandchildren, Dominic Flores, Dayanara, Alex, Isabela, Brayden and Addison Santander and Phoebe and Micaela McIntire; his four brothers John (Rachel) Krenk of Ida Grove, IA, Jerry (Carol) Krenk of Schoolcraft, MI, Ben (Co) Krenk of Pembroke Pines, FL, and Bernie (Loni) Krenk of Ida Grove, IA; as well as nieces, nephews, and many other extended family and friends.

SERVICES

10:00 a.m., Saturday
December 11, 2021
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Ida Grove, Iowa

OFFICIATING

Father William A. McCarthy

CASKET BEARERS

Aaron Hoffman
Dominic Flores
Dave Krenk
John Krenk, Jr.
Brandon Johnson
Adam Brinkman

VISITATION

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Vigil Service 7:45 p.m.
Friday, December 10, 2021
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Ida Grove Iowa


INTERMENT

Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa

Military Rites 
McNamara-Moore Post No. 61
of the American Legion of
Ida Grove, Iowa


Condolences


Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 10:04 AM
“Sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers”
- Dan and Patti Witten
Friday, December 10, 2021 at 3:03 PM
“Sorry for your loss just remembered all good times we had when we together in seed business ”
- Larry Gergen
Friday, December 10, 2021 at 3:03 PM
“Jo & Family. So sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you. You're in my thoughts and prayers!”
- Sherry Triplett
Friday, December 10, 2021 at 3:03 PM
“Sorry for your loss Jo Kenny & Anne”
- Kenny & Anne Thornhiill
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 12:05 PM
“So sorry for your loss!”
- Mason Fleenor
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 12:05 PM
“Our sincere condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
- Roland, Kristi, Jace and Dain Schirrmacher
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 12:05 PM
“Dear Juella and Family. We are sorry for your loss of Fred. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless and watch over each of you. Mike and Mary Monroe”
- Mike and Mary Monroe
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 12:05 PM
“So sorry for your loss! Our deepest sympathies! May God wrap his loving arms around you and help you through this difficult time.”
- Lisa and Tom Andersen
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 12:05 PM
“Que Dios nuestro señor ilumine y fortalezca sus corazones en estos momentos difíciles, así como guíe y de la luz perpetua al Sr. Freddie R., y que envíes a tu espíritu santo para fortalecer a esta familia qué hoy seguramente extrañará tu partida.”
- Familia Santander Olivares
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 12:05 PM
“Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.”
- Linda ConnorSorr for
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