Robert L. Krahe, age 86, of Erie, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at St. Mary's Home at Asbury Ridge.
He was born in Erie on September 15, 1927, a son of the late Adam and Mary Morgenstern Krahe. Robert attended St. Joseph's School and graduated from Academy High School. He served in the Navy during WWII
. Robert worked at Firch's Baking Company for several years, starting out as a route salesman, and later as head of transportation. He was known for his contagious smile and kind nature. He had an incredible sense of timing when telling stories or jokes, and he brought many laughs to all.
Robert was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Julie Konzel Krahe, on July 13, 2014. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Anna Krahe, Helen Cerne, and Margaret Archer, as well as seven brothers, Fr. Gorden Krahe, OFM, Henry, Paul, Richard, Raymond, Edward, and James Krahe.
He is survived by four daughters, Sharon Krahe of Aspen, Colo., Ann Krahe (Robert Wilson) of Erie, Sue Luteran (Tom) of Erie, and Patti Corritore (Bob) of Erie, as well as two sons, Tom Krahe (Kathy) of Erie, and Dan Krahe (Mary) of Erie. Robert is survived by a sister, Dorothy Collier of Albuquerque, N.M., and a brother, David Krahe (Irene) of Olean, N.Y. He is survived by thirteen grandchildren, Tom Krahe (Amy), Chris Krahe (Meah), Joe Krahe (Jess), Timothy Krahe (Joanne), Amy Krahe, Angela Stout (Dave), Andrea Fiedler (Rob), Jessica and Robert Krugger, Emily and Katie Luteran, and Sam and Anna Corritore. His nine surviving great-grandchildren are Tom Jr., Keiton, Jackson, Owen, Paige and Levi Krahe, Drew and Ella Stout, and Emma Fiedler. He is survived by sisters-in-law Norma, Jean, and Gertrude Krahe, Mary Smith, and Sally Konzel, as well as brother-in-laws Nick and Dave Konzel. Several beloved nieces and nephews also survive.
Friends may call on Saturday at St. Mary's Home at Asbury Ridge Chapel, from 10 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Send condolences to www.kloeckerfuneralhome.com
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Robert's family would like to extend a sincere "thank you" to the entire staff at St. Mary's West for always going above and beyond with their quality care each day. Memorials may be made to the Saint Mary's Benevolent Care Program, 607 East 26th Street, Erie, PA 16504.
The Francis V. Kloecker Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Erie Times-News from July 31 to Aug. 1, 2014