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Official Obituary of

Henry Robert Krebs

July 7, 1926 ~ March 1, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Henry Krebs Obituary

Henry Robert Krebs, 97, of Ione, passed away peacefully at his home Friday, March 1, 2024 with Robin, his wife of 25 years by his side.

He was born July 7, 1926 at Heppner, Oregon to Henry W. and Annie C. Lowe Krebs. He attended school at Cecil Oregon and went on to graduate from Arlington High school in 1944. Henry served in the U. S. Army from 1944 until 1946. He received a purple heart while serving in the Philippines and then continued his service as part of the occupational force in Japan. After an honorable discharge he attended and graduated from Oregon State College on the GI Bill. While at college he met and married Dorothy Durst.

After finishing college, they moved back and partnered in the family ranch located at Cecil, Oregon and East Glacier, Montana, raising their family and producing wheat, cattle, hay, and sheep.

During his life Henry was involved with many organizations including, National Wool Growers Association, Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, American Legion, B.P.O.E., Western Range Association, Public Lands Council and was a founding member of the Oregon Sheep Commission. He was recognized as a diamond Pioneer Ag achievement award and a lifetime member of Oregon Sheep Growers.

After slowing down from working on the ranch he later married Robin Baker in 1999. They lived in Ione and enjoyed their property in Montana and travelling to sheep conventions.

Henry is survived by his wife Robin of Ione, daughter Jane (Ron) Brinkman, son Clint (Maureen) Krebs, son Skye (Penny) Krebs, son Glen (Roni) Krebs, Bridger (Barbara) Baker, Corey (Gina) Baker, Joey (Kim) Baker, Rosanne (Brian) Jewett and Jeani Baker, 21 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by daughter Bonnie Jean Krebs.

Graveside Services with be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2024 at High View Cemetery, Ione, Oregon with a meal to follow at the Ione American Legion hall. Donations may be made to The Ione American Legion, PO Box 265 Ione, Oregon 97843. 

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Graveside Service
March 9, 2024

11:00 AM
High View Cemetery, Oregon


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