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John "Jack" Edward Krings 1930 - 2014

John "Jack" Edward Krings

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Monday, January 05, 2015
Dear Barbara - I don't know what prompted me to do a search on Jack and learn he passed away last March. I met Jack in the mid - 50s when we both served in the 49th Ftr Bmr Gp under Col. Gil Pritchard. Jack was in the 9th Sq. and I was in the 8th up at Misawa AB, Japan. Jack and I ran into each other later in the mid - 60s when he was in Vietnam to evaluate the F-4 and I was flying them out of Cam Rhan Bay. He was a great pilot and great guy. John (Jack) L. Wagner, Col. USAF (Ret'd).
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Mrs Krings,

You might not remember me, my name is David Welch I met you and your husband while I worked on your Air conditioning unit at your home in Austin. I'm truly saddened by your loss, I remember sitting with Jack and watching the funeral for President Reagan and we discussed his time in his administration, he was one of the most interesting and truly a joy to visit with. I always looked forward to the times that I would come to your wonderful home and was able to visit with both you and yor wonderful husband, discussing his time as a test pilot was always so fascinating. Even though it has been 8 years since I last saw you both I have a heavy heart at the news of his passing. I wish you all the best, God Bless You.

David Welch
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I am sorry for just now offering my condolences but I had no idea Jack had passed until I "friended" you on Facebook this week and was looking through your timeline.I am so sorry! He was a great man and I was honored to have known him. He helped so much during the last years of your mother. I learned so much from him during our interactions. I am glad that I was able to witness his hole in one when we played golf together at Austin country Club that day.My heart is heavy but I am hoping that he is looking over us from heaven and protecting us as always.

Larry Shumake
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Dear Barbara:

I want to apologize for my lengthy delay in responding to you about Jack's passing. Please forgive my tardiness; but I am finding that I have to develop a rhythm to my retirement and I don't have anyone to keep order in my new life and remind me of things that need to be done!

As you well know, I thought the world of Jack and he was one of the very few who treated me with respect and open arms when I joined McDonnell Douglas in 1981. I well recall my first several trips to St. Louis where I was treated by many of the "lifer's" as if I was a leaper! Jack never did that and made himself and his team available to me to get the job done in the most efficient manner.

When he came to DC, he continued that practice and I appreciated his mentorship over the many years we worked together. He also was one who encouraged me to take a gamble and move to St. Louis and go into general management...at the very time almost every other person told me I would not survive in that environment. He had faith in me and I will always be indebted to him.

I know how much you must miss him. Eileen and I are confident that you will continue on your path forward and will add your enthusiasm to your family and friends lives. Eileen and I have discussed coming to Austin sometime to do a bicycle ride through Texas "Hill" country and we have a nephew who lives in Austin now...so, we have plenty of reasons to call you one day for a lunch or dinner get together!

Monday, April 07, 2014
Barbara- I am so sorry to learn of Jack's passing. I loved reading about his life since he and I shared many Defense/McDonnell Douglas stories when we met at many of your lovely parties and tennis events. I will be reaching out to you.

Valerie Shaw
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