Thomas W. Krebsbach, 80
Aug. 30, 1933 – Oct. 26, 2013
Thomas W. Krebsbach, 80, St. Joseph, died Oct. 26, 2013. His funeral was held Oct. 29 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Joseph. The Rev. Jerome Tupa OSB, officiated. A private burial will be at a later date in the St. Joseph Parish Cemetery Columbarium.
Krebsbach was born Aug. 30, 1933, in St. Cloud, to Oscar and Susan (Kuebelbeck) Krebsbach. He married Helen Pfannenstein on June 18, 1960 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph. Krebsbach was a graduate of Cathedral High School and is a member of their Athletic Hall of Fame. He attended St. John’s University before signing a contract with the New York Yankees. Krebsbach played second base with the Joplin Miners from 1953-55. He served in the U.S. Army, spending most of his time based in Germany. Krebsbach co-owned and operated Krebsbach Chevrolet with his brothers Ray and John. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the American Legion Post 328 and the Albany Golf Club.
Krebsbach is survived by his wife Helen, brother John (Marie), sister-in-law Mary Ann Krebsbach, and three generations of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Ted and Ray and sister Mary Horsch.