Vance “Wezer” Krebsbach, 61, Plover, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital in Marshfield.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at St. Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover, with the Rev. James Trempe officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Shuda Funeral Home in Plover, with a rosary prayed at 7 p.m.
Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mr. Krebsbach was born April 19, 1951, in Osage, Iowa, a son of Ardella Krebsbach and the late Raymond Krebsbach. He graduated from St. Ansgar High School.
He entered the U.S. Army on Oct. 8, 1969. He served in Europe as a sergeant. He earned the National Defense Service Medal and was honorably discharged Aug. 4, 1971.
He returned to Meyer, Iowa and began farming.
He was married to Joyce Smith on July 8, 1972, in Stacyville, Iowa. They settled in Meyer where he continued farming. They moved to Plover in 1987, where he began work at the Kimberly-Clark paper mill. He then worked at Central Sands Napa in Plainfield.
He was a member of the St Bronislava Holy Name Society, American Legion Post 543, and the Knights of Columbus of Plover.
Survivors include his wife; four children, Cory (Dan Michel), Chicago; Michael, Plover, Todd (Kelley Raykowski), Amherst Junction, and Ray (Melinda Raflik), Stevens Point; his mother, Adams, Minn.; two sisters, LaVonne (Robert) Hetrick and Jane (Mark) McKinley; two brothers, Fred (Marcia) and Curt (Judy); three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.