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Walter H. Krieg, Sr.

Walter H. Krieg, Sr., 93 of Vernon, Texas passed
away peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Savior on
May 25, 2023.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 31, 2023
at 10 a.m. at the Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel with
Mike Klappenbach officiating. Burial followed at the
Eastview Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan
Funeral Home.
Walter was born Sunday, Feb. 2, 1930 (Ground Hog
Day), during a winter storm on the family farm in the
Lockett community. He was the son of the late Arthur
Krieg and the late Olga Koch Krieg. Walter married Sue
Alice Reynolds in 1952 at Peace Lutheran Church in
Lockett, Texas. They had three children Cindy Krieg Schiwart and husband Mark
of Vernon, Texas, Walter H. Krieg, Jr. and wife Tara of Carrollton, Texas, and
Gary W. Krieg and wife Toni of Vernon, Texas. He later married Marggie Cox
Coston in 1971, she passed away in 2019. They had 15 grandchildren together
and numerous nieces, nephews and great grandchildren. Walter is also survived
by three sisters Irenexase Jackson and husband Marvin of Amarillo, Texas. Ruth
Massey and husband James of Lake of the Pines, Texas, and Alice Guest and her
late husband Albert of Altus, Ok.
Walter often recalled fun times with his many cousins, relatives and friends,
who lived on nearby farms in Lockett. He graduated from Lockett High School
in 1948. He maintained contact with his high school friends at annual class
reunions for many years. He worked as a land surveyor from Texas to Montana.
He volunteered for National Guard in Texas and Montana and eventually was
drafted by “Harry Truman” and served in the U.S. Army from 1952- 1954, in the
US Army Corp of Engineers and was shipped to R.A.F. Chelveston Airbase in
England, following the coronation of Queen Elizabeth. They constructed landing
strips for military aircraft during the Korean War. As Walter explained, “ Army
men were compelled to stay in the active roll of the military, because of the cold
war with Russia”. He was discharged at the end of 1960 with a total of twelve
years of military service. Walter had stated, “I was never a hero, but I served my
country well.” Walter was Co-Owner of Wilbarger Auto Service and Parts Store
with his business partner Gene Gunn. He later worked in maintenance/motor
pool at North Texas State Hospital. He learned farming with his father and
continued to enjoy this passion throughout his life. He and Marggie enjoyed
traveling together and Walter maintained contact with his Army friends at
reunions at various locations across the United States. Everyone who knew
Walter was aware of his enjoyment of fellowship and his love for playing
Walter is preceded in death by his wife Marggie Krieg, his parents T. Arthur
Krieg and Olga Krieg, two sisters Gladys Krieg and Kathryn Krieg Benedix, and
four brothers Raymond Krieg, Alvin Krieg, Harvey Krieg and Billy Gene Krieg.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Vernon Sr. Citizen
Center, Meals on Wheels or Hospice of Wichita Falls. Visitation was held
Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Sullivan Funeral Home.
Walter’s family is grateful and overwhelmed by the love and care of Walter
during his final years, Dr. Randall Schaffner, the residents and volunteers and
staff at Angels Care Home Health and Eagle Flats Village and the Crowell
Nursing Center.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.

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