Date of Death: May 3, 2020

Service Details

In accordance with Charles’ wishes a private graveside service will be held at Riverside Cemetery of Three Rivers with Father Mathias officiating.

Obituary Notice

Charles Frederick Krull, age 87, of Three Rivers, MI passed away peacefully on May 3, 2020 at Ascension Borgess in Kalamazoo, MI. He was born on May 26, 1932 in Three Rivers the son of Raymond and Florence (Wenzel) Krull.

Charles proudly served his country during the Korean War as an Aviation Electrician in the United States Navy for four years. His experience during this time would influence his future career as a union electrician belonging to the IBEW Local 131 in Kalamazoo. He also was an active member of the Three Rivers Eagles, Elks, and The Knights of Columbus. He loved the Three Rivers Catholic Church of Immaculate Conception and continued to take mass communion even as his health failed him.

Charles loved to fish and will be remembered by many for the time he spent helping others without complaint.

He is preceded in his passing by his parents and his brother: Raymond (Mary Lou) Krull Jr.

Left to cherish his loving memory are his siblings: John (Mary) Krull and Mary (Ben) Gallo; and many nieces and nephews.

Additional Information

Memorials made in Charles’ memory may be directed to The Immaculate Conception Catholic School. Envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

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  1. My brother Charles will always be “Chick” to me even though in later years he requested the nick name be dropped. With only 18 months between our birth dates he was my playmate and people would often take us for twins. I will miss him greatly and those phone calls when we would reminisce. He had a mind filled with family facts that I never knew or had forgotten.

  2. Chick was a very kind, gentle man, and a good friend. I knew him through Immaculate Conception Church when I lived in Three Rivers, MI. Sending prayers to his remaining family members.
    Judy Gilchrist-Mohney, Stayton, Oregon.

    • I was gifted to enjoy Mr. Krull’s company over the past year or so while visiting my parents at Bowman House. He was still handsome and charming and a delight to listen to when he grabbed onto a topic about his past interests and adventures.

  3. Chick as he was called by most cousins was a very kind and gentle soul. He was always willing to help and never would take anything for it. Charles as I learned latter preferred to be called will be greatly missed
    Mary Lee Wenzel Trestrail and John Trestrail

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