Jack Kreil Sr.
Jack Reinhold Kreil Sr., 87, Jamestown, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at Medcenter One Hospital, Bismarck, N.D. Mr. Kreil was born Oct. 31, 1919, on the family farm near Gackle, N.D., the son of Reinhold and Christina (Ruff) Kreil. He at-tended co...
Jack Reinhold Kreil Sr., 87, Jamestown, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at Medcenter One Hospital, Bismarck, N.D.
Mr. Kreil was born Oct. 31, 1919, on the family farm near Gackle, N.D., the son of Reinhold and Christina (Ruff) Kreil. He at-tended country school near Gackle and worked on the family farm. He joined the U. S. Army during World War II. He participated in the first landings at Normandy, France. Following his discharge he returned to North Dakota. He married Grace Burton on Aug. 24, 1946, at Valley City, N.D. They moved to the state of Washington in 1950, where he was employed by the Boeing Aircraft Co. They returned to Jamestown in 1951, where he was employed at various jobs, including West End Hide and Fur, Jamestown. He was disabled in the 1960s and later graduated from Hanson Trade School. She died April 1, 2000.
He is survived by two daughters, Rosemary (Robert) Guiborat, Bolingbrook, Ill., and Karen (Myron) Lee, Jamestown; two sons, Jack Jr. (Vicky) and Kurtis, both Jamestown; three sisters, Viona Orr, Alice Vipperman and Lorraine (Allen) Vandeberg, all Jamestown; a brother, Oscar, Jamestown; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife; a son, Jeff; parents; five brothers, Alden, Ruben, Alroy, Alven, and Wilbert; and a sister, Alvina.
Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Hi-Acres Manor Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: noon to 9 p.m. today, Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, and one hour before the service at Hi-Acres Manor.
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Jamestown.