Jerry P. Krack
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Jerry P. Krack, age 71, of Newburgh, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013 at his home. He was born on February 10, 1941 in Evansville. He had resided in Warrick County for the past 38 years.
Mr. Krack had been employed at Alcoa Warrick Operations for over 39 years before his retirement. He had previously been employed at Emge Packing Co. for about 3 years. He was a 1959 graduate of Mater Dei High School.
Mr. Krack was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on the U.S.S. Valley Forge from 1959 through 1962. He was a very active member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Newburgh. He was a member of the Men's Club, participated in CHRP ("Christ Renews His Parish"), as well as serving on the Cemetery and Mausoleum Board. Jerry was also involved in the Cursillo Movement within the Diocese of Evansville.
He was a member of the American Legion, serving in the Honor Guard. He also served for 14 years with the Paradise Volunteer Fire Department, where he attained the rank of Captain. Mr. Krack was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Honor Guard, serving as Commander.
Surviving Jerry is his wife of 50 years, Patricia (Morris) Krack; his daughters Jeanne Query (Dan) and Sherri Beauregard (Doug); sons Gary Krack (Liz) and Christopher Krack (Cassie); a sister, Delores Folz (Tom); nine grandchildren, Matthew Krack, Ryan Krack, Austin Krack, Taylor Query, McKenzie Query, Riley Beauregard, Avery Beauregard, Cameron Krack and Lauren Krack. In addition, there are several nieces and nephews.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Bertha (Dick) Krack.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Rev. Joseph Ziliak officiating. Entombment will follow in St. John the Baptist Mausoleum, where the American Legion Honor Guard will conduct military rites.
Friends may visit with the family from 2 until 8 P.M. on Tuesday at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin Street, where there will be a memorial service at 4:00 P.M. Friends may also visit with the family from 9:30 A.M. until service time on Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Cemetery and Mausoleum Board, 625 Frame Road, Newburgh, IN 47630 or SouthernCare Hospice, 12251 N. US Highway 41, Evansville, IN 47725.
Condolences may be made online at www.pierrefuneralhome.com.
Published in Courier Press on Jan. 7, 2013