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Charles Krull


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Charles F. Krull

Born: June 19, 1933; in Texhoma, OK

Died: March 1, 2019; in Winfield, IL

Charles F. Krull, 85, of DeKalb, Illinois, died Friday, March 1, 2019, at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Illinois.

He was born on June 19, 1933, in Texhoma, Oklahoma, the son of Fred and Hallie M. (Lusk) Krull, Charles married Maria A. 'Toni' Furlan on March 9, 1978 in Rockville, Maryland.

Charlie graduated from Iowa State University with a PhD in Crop Breeding. He was employed by The Rockefeller Foundation where he traveled and assisted research programs in numerous countries in the Near East, Latin America, Africa and Europe and helped with the transfer of Mexican wheats and their growing techniques into these countries. This program, sometimes called the "Green Revolution: won its director, Dr. N.E. Borlaug, the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970. He was employed by DeKalb Ag from 1968 to 1993. Later, he was president of Charles Krull Inc. which consulted with numerous seed related companies. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in DeKalb.

He is survived by his wife, Toni; four children, Karla Cox, Brian (Lorgia) Krull, Tania (Alex) Clemesha, David Krull; six grandchildren, Dana, Caleb, Javier, Jonathan, Camila, and Alexa.

The memorial service will be held at 11:00 a. m. Saturday, March 9, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb with the Rev. Dr. Blake Richter officiating. Reception will follow services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Charles F. Krull Memorial Fund, addressed to the Krull Family in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.

For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.
Published in Daily-Chronicle on Mar. 2, 2019
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