Ordell O. "Dell" Krebs, age 76, of Miltona, died Sunday, October, 4, 2015, at Ecumen Bethany Community in Alexandria.
Funeral services are 3 p.m., Saturday, October 10, 2015, at Lind Family Funeral Home in Alexandria with Rev. Scott Keehn officiating with full military honors accorded by the Minnesota Honor Guard, Alexandria American Legion Post #87, Alexandria VFW Post #936, and VVA Rifle Squad Chapter 235. Burial will take place at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in West Miltona.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m., Friday at Lind Family Funeral Home in Alexandria and will continue one hour prior to the service.
Ordell Orville Krebs was born September 15, 1939, the only child to John and Rosalie (Ziesemer) Krebs in Alexandria, Minnesota. He grew up on the family farm in Miltona and was confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in West Miltona. He graduated from Central High School in Alexandria in 1957, and went on to serve in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany until his honorable discharge in 1959. Dell was united in marriage to Arlene Hoppe in 1961, and worked at Armour Meat Packing in St. Paul for many years. In 1986, he returned to Miltona to care for his aging parents. He met Sue Nolan in 1987, and spent the remainder of his life together with her. Dell retired from Douglas Machine in 2001, after 15 years of service. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and a former member of the Eagles. Dell was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed his trips out west. He took pleasure in watching football, dancing and feeding the birds on the farm. He will be sadly missed, but always remembered by all that knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and step-son, Jeff Nolan.
Dell is survived by his significant other of 28 years, Sue Nolan of Miltona; daughter, Shawn (Keith Burg) Carpenter of Eagan; son, Jammin (Dawn) Krebs of Plains, Montana; step-son, Dan (Nicole) Nolan of Bagley; step-daughter, Missy (Vic) Ford of Alexandria; 11 grandchildren, Dustin Carpenter, Bransen and Karsen Krebs, Jenny, Maggie, Ryan, Gunner, Greyson, Nolan, Caileigh, Preston and Ellie.
Pallbearers are Wallace Ziesemer, Lowell Ziesemer, Brad Hoppe, Dan Nolan, Vic Ford and Leon Krause.