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Wayne "Jerry" KreberCELEBRANT
Fr. Joe Forcelle
Organist ~ Marcene Kniffen
Soloist ~ Joe Sokolowski
“Old Rugged Cross”
Duet ~ Joe Sokolowski and Katie Heine
Special Music ~ St. Leo Choir
“Precious Lord, Take My Hand”
“On Eagle’s Wings”
Wayne “Jerry” Kreber was born on Friday, February 14, 1941to Lawrence and Gladys (Ball) Kreber. He was united in marriage to Carol Roberts on May 1, 1965 in Wall, South Dakota. Together they made their home in Rapid City. In his earlier years, he was one of the best racecar drivers Black Hills Speedway had seen. Jerry was a jack of all trades, but was especially gifted at fixing cars. After moving to the farm, he turned his talents to collecting and restoring John Deere tractors. During the harvest season, he was known to be found fixing a John Deere combine. For many years, he ran his own car repair business before selling and finishing his career at Coca-Cola. Following his retirement, Jerry and Carol moved to Tyndall in 2002. While mechanics was one of his greatest passions, he was always up for a mean game of pinochle. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Old Iron Club.
Jerry passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Society of Tyndall having attained the age of 73 years and 9 months.
He is survived by his wife, Carol of Tyndall; sons Bradley (Kim) of Spokane, WA and Scott (Jennifer) of Reno, NV; daughter Rebecca of Rapid City; grandchildren: Joseph, Grace, Macy, and Biron; sister Carol; mother-in-law Grace; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents Lawrence & Gladys, three brothers, and three sisters.
I worked with Jerry at Coca-Cola for 4 years and enjoyed his jokes and laughter. He always had a smile for us in the office.
Nora Vanden Bos Nov 20 2014 5:37 PM
We are so sorry for your loss. Tom and I have so many great memories of the Speedway years and always had a lot of respect for Jerry. He was a Ford man like Tom and such an outstanding driver. My Dad and Mom are both deceased-but Jerry's contribution to racing was so appreciated by them. Thinking of you. Tom and Karen
Tom and Karen Barbier Nov 20 2014 4:54 PM
Sorry for your loss...thoughts and prayers for all of you.
Chuck &Barb Reoh Nov 20 2014 8:34 AM
Uncle Jerry, I am so glad I got to visit with you for a short time this summer. We will miss you. The only car race I ever attended was in Rapid City watching you win a race. Now your race is over and we know you have found peace. Sincerely, Julie and Charlie Gilley
Julie Kreber Gilley Nov 19 2014 10:17 PM
Becky Just want to let you know we are thinking about you. Your dad was a great man.
Nancy & Dave Fisher Nov 19 2014 9:58 PM
My sincere condolences to Jerry's family. It was so great visiting with Jerry at our 50 year high school reunion. His smile hadn't changed ! And then on September 19th of this year he was waving and smiling to those of us on the THS 55th year anniversary float in the Homecoming Parade... Still the same Jerry...... All smiles and waving ... May You Rest In Peace dear Classmate ! Mary Anne Post-Rhomberg
Mary Anne Post -Rhomberg Nov 19 2014 8:06 PM
So sorry for your loss. Remember the good times! Your dad was a such a nice person. I have many fond memories of your parents through their friendship with my parents Mary and Walter Krenz.
Gwen Krenz Elliott Nov 19 2014 8:56 AM
Jerry was a classmate and due to my own health problems I was unable to make our class reunion. At high school we did dome things our parents probably would have frowned on but we were kind to each other and enjoyed the watermelons anyway. Jerry has had a more difficult life than most but never heard him complain. it is too bad we lived so far apart that our interactions were sparse. I hope he rests in peace and someday i will see him.
Dennis Jilek Nov 19 2014 1:06 AM