Krebill,  Roland Frederick

Krebill, Roland Frederick

Male 1916 - 2000  (84 years)

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  • Name Krebill, Roland Frederick  [1
    Born 20 Aug 1916  Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Oct 2000  Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Keokuk Area Hospital
    Person ID I3294  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 

    Father Krebill, Albert Daniel,   b. 29 Jul 1875, Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1959, Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Bank, Emma H.,   b. 09 Sep 1880, Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1956, Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 31 Dec 1902  Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • near Donnellson
    Family ID F1399  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Pace, Nancye Ruth,   b. 07 Jul 1921, Waverly, Davidson, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 2006, Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 05 Apr 1941  Bells, Crockett, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Krebill, John Robert,   b. 07 Jul 1945,   d. Oct 1985  (Age 40 years)  []
     3. Living
     4. Living
     5. Living
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 
    Family ID F18  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Aug 1916 - Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 05 Apr 1941 - Bells, Crockett, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Oct 2000 - Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
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  • Notes 
    • Legacy.com

      Roland F. “Rollie” Krebill, 84, of Keokuk, Iowa, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a civil, structural, and architectural engineer who founded the Krebill engineering company, died in the Keokuk Area Hospital on Thursday, October 26, 2000. Memorial services are scheduled for Sunday, October 29, 2000, 3 p.m., at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2330 Plank Road, Keokuk, officiated by the Rev. Paul Pennington. Visitation will follow. Memorials are appreciated to the Trinity United Methodist Church Foundation, 2330 Plank Road, Keokuk, IA 52632, or to the Keokuk Area Hospital Foundation, 1600 Morgan Street, Keokuk, IA 52632. DeJong’s Funeral Home, Keokuk, is in charge of the arrangements.

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      Daily Gate City (Keokuk, IA) - October 27, 2000
      Deceased Name: Roland F. "Rollie" Krebill
      August 20, 1916 - Oct. 26, 2000

      Roland F. Krebill, 84, of Keokuk, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at the Keokuk Area Hospital.

      He was born on Aug. 20, 1916, in Donnellson, the son of Albert and Emma Banks Krebill. He married Ruth Pace on April 5, 1941, in Bells, Tenn. She survives.

      Additional survivors include: two daughters, Lynn Pace of Black Mountain, N.C., and Mrs. David (Liz) Fox of South Beach, Ore; two sons, Dan Krebill, of Chapel Hill, N. C., and Mike Krebill of Ann Arbor, Mich.; four granddaughters, Mrs. Peter (Kristin) McCabe of Frederick, M.D., Laura and Emily Krebill of Chapel Hill, and Sara Fox of South Beach; four grandsons, Peter Krebill of Chicago, David Burton of Danbury, Conn., Nick Krebill of Chapel Hill and Ian Fox of South Beach; two great-grandchildren, Christopher and Katherine McCabe of Frederick; and nieces and nephews.

      He was preceded in death by two brothers and a son, John Robert Krebill.

      Mr. Krebill had been a Keokuk resident for the last 50 years. A civil, structural and architectural engineer, he graduated from the University of Iowa in 1938, and worked for a year with the Iowa State Highway Commission. In 1939 he moved to Tennessee to work for the Tennessee Valley Authority, and pursued graduate work toward a masters degree in structural engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

      While living in Tennessee he met his wife, Ruth.

      In 1943 he accepted a position with an engineering firm in St. Louis and consequently spent time in Canada, engineering for airfields, roads, bridges, pipeline and pumping stations as part of the war effort. He volunteered for the United States Navy in 1944, and served two years as a ship navigation officer. He returned to Iowa as an engineer for Stanley Engineering Company in Muscatine.

      In 1950 Mr. Krebill moved to Keokuk and established Krebill Engineering Company. The company served the Tri-State Area for 36 years with a wide range of consultant services: architectural, civil and structural engineering, and land surveying. Area projects include farm-to-market roads and bridges, Riverview Park in Fort Madison, the Keokuk Fire and Police Station, Calvert Stadium, Keokuk Urban Renewal and the Keossippi Plaza. Subdivisions include Timberlane Drive, Westwood Drive and Ridgewood Addition in Fort Madison; Wolcott's Bluff, Indian Hills, Windsor Heights, Hazelhurst, Hays, and Kitzmann subdivisions in Keokuk; Wind River, Hillcrest and Pierce subdivisions in Hamilton Ill.; and Ridgely Subdivision in Kahoka, Mo. The company also developed plans for many tri-state industries for new plant construction or for plant expansion and alteration.

      Mr. Krebill contributed to the engineering profession by serving as president of the Keokuk Engineers Club, the Southeast Iowa Engineering Society and the Iowa Association of Consulting Engineers. With others he formed the ILLIAMO (Illinois-Iowa-Missouri) Consulting Associates.

      He served the Keokuk community not only through the contributions of Krebill Engineering, but also through numerous civic and professional organizations. He was especially active in scouting, in his service on the Trinity United Methodist Church Board of Trustees, in the Keokuk Rotary Club and as a member of the Keokuk Chamber of Commerce.

      An Eagle Scout as a boy and a scoutmaster as an adult, he served the southeast Iowa Council by providing engineering design services for Camp Eastman, by working on district and council committees and by helping scouts build bluebird houses. In recognition of his efforts, he received the top award that an adult volunteer can get - the Silver Beaver award.

      Mr. Krebill was the Keokuk Rotary Club's longest serving member (joined in November 1953). He served on the board of directors, was a Paul Harris Fellow and contributed occasional articles to the Pinion, the club's newsletter.

      In retirement, Mr. Krebill was especially fond of golfing at the Keokuk County Club with his buddies (or children and grandchildren when they were visiting) and never tired of trying for his second hole-in-one. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, building bluebird houses and squirrel twirls and having lunch on Thursdays with his friends at Rotary.

      Memorial services are at 3 p.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Keokuk, with the Rev. Paul Pennington officiating.

      Visitation with the family will follow in the church's fellowship hall.

      Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church Foundation or the Keokuk Area Hospital Foundation.

      DeJong's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  • Sources 
    1. [S326] The Altleiningen Krebills 1730-1966, Olga A. Krebill Hirschler, (Name: Paul and Olga Hirschler, 020 Lassen Street, Richmond, CA: 1966;).

    2. [S537] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Database online. Number: 481-01-8049; Issue State: Iowa; Issue Date: Before 1951.
      Record for Roland F. Krebill