Uriah Krebs

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Krebs, Uriah William

Uriah William Krebs, 37, of Oshkosh, WI, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2012, in Watertown, WI. Uriah was born October 21, 1974, to Bill Krebs and Karen (Graumann Krebs) Emter in Watertown, WI. He grew up in Dickinson, N.D. and graduated from Dickinson High School. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the 101st Airborne division. He served three years and was stationed in Korea. Uriah was very proud of serving his Country. Upon completion of his active duty he served with the National Guard in Wisconsin for three years. Uriah was employed in various occupations in Oshkosh including Schwan's, Bergstroms and Oshkosh Truck. Uriah had a special connection to all people he met and his caring personality led him to become a CNA working with the elderly and as a job coach at Goodwill Industries. Uriah was an avid techno music fan and all who knew him will remember his love of dancing. His greatest joy in life was watching his children grow. Uriah befriended every person and animal he ever met. Uriah's gregarious personality endured him to many and he was often referred to as "larger than life". Religion was very important to Uriah. He was baptized at St. Marks Lutheran church in Watertown, WI. He was confirmed at Redeemer Lutheran church in Dickinson. In his adult life he studied all aspects of religion and could quote many passages of the Bible. Uriah is survived by his wife, Jennifer; his daughters, Taygan and Janessa; his stepchildren, Jayden and Julia; his parents; stepmother, Sandy and stepfather, Dennis Emter; his in-laws, Julie (Jeff) Kraemer and Steve (Tammy Cherro) Philipps; his sister, Tyra (Brian) Wanner; stepsister, Dawn (Joey) Shantz; stepbrothers, Jeff (Kandyce) Fraser and Andrew Fraser; nieces, nephews, Mathew Emter, Avery and Aftan Wanner, Hayli and Joseph Fraser and Peyton and Gavin Schantz; sister-in-law, Jacqui (Micheal) Schmidt and Shea Philipps; brother-in-law, Jonah Kraemer; many uncles, aunts, cousins, and close friends. He was preceded in death by his loving grandmother, Lorraine Wollenburg; his maternal grandfathers, Percy Krebs and Virgil Wollenburg; his maternal grandparents, Garfield and Florence Graumann; his cousin, Trent Graumann.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, October 5, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Fiss & Bills Funeral Home @ 865 S. Westhaven Drive. Oshkosh, WI 54904. Visitation will be held on Friday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up in Uriah's name at Choice Bank @ 2450 Witzel Ave. Oshkosh, WI 54904.

Fiss & Bills Funeral

Home & Crematory

865 S. Westhaven Drive

Oshkosh, WI 54904

(920) 235-1170



Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Oct. 3, 2012
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