Charles Joseph Krump, 76, of BreckenridgePublished 9:11am Friday, September 7, 2012 Updated 11:12am Friday, September 7, 2012
Chuck was born to Max and Emma (Dondelinger) Krump on March 10, 1936. He was raised on the family farm near Mantador and attended a one room country school through the eighth grade.
Their farm home was the first Catholic Church in the Mantador area. He was united in marriage to Lucille Conzemius on Aug. 28, 1958, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Brushvale.
Chuck drove bulk truck for Farmers Union Oil Company. He then worked as a carpenter for Ed Larson Construction Company.
In 1960, Chuck formed a partnership with Harvey Gorder and started the Gorder-Krump Construction Company.
They ran this company for ten years until Harvey’s unexpected death on Oct. 28, 1970. Chuck, who liked concrete work better than building, formed Krump Concrete Construction Company, Inc.
He owned and operated his concrete business for 30 years gradually bringing his sons Jay and Kevin and son-in-law Terry Petrich into the operations then eventually the ownership of his concrete business.
Chuck was especially proud that his four sons and son-in-law all followed in his footsteps in construction work.
Chuck’s Catholic faith was extremely important to him. It impacted him as a father, husband and business owner, living out his faith in all that he did.
He was a man of admirable character and integrity and known for his quick wit and sense of humor.
He never missed a Sunday Mass until his health prevented him from attending. He prayed the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet daily with his wife, and clung to the promise of eternal life awaiting him at the end of this life.
Many memories were made when Chuck and his sons, brothers-in-law and nephews got together for deer hunting.
Until 2009, they never missed a season together. He also enjoyed fishing with family and friends; he considered the time spent with family among his most precious treasures.
Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Lucille; his daughter, Cindy (Terry) Petrich of Fargo, Wayne (Kerri) Krump of Colton, S.D., Kevin (Dianne) Krump of Breckenridge, Gene (Laurie) Krump of Worthing, S.D., and Jay (Stefanie) Krump of Breckenridge; 16 grandchildren; and two sisters, Cecelia (Vernon) Thiel and Virginia (Joe) Althoff.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Emma and Max; his sisters, Loretta Thiel, Sister Clare Cecelia, OSB, and Maxine Odness.
Visitation: Today from 4 to 8 p.m., with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the funeral home
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Breckenridge
Clergy: Father Jerry Nordick
Burial: St. Mary’s Cemetery, Breckenridge
Funeral Home: Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge