Nancy Joan Krumm, 86, of Wauseon entered the Lord’s Kingdom on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, following an extended illness. She was born June 18, 1934, in Canton Ohio, the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Lombardi. In January 1954 Nancy married Edwin Dean Krumm.
Our family spent summers camping, fishing and hiking in Wyoming and Montana. We also enjoyed camping in Pennsylvania and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Mom had an adventurer’s heart: even participating in an epic family backpacking journey into the rugged Bighorn Mountains. She enjoyed trips to Florida and at the age of 65 undertook a solo trip to Alaska.
Mom was fond of preparing new and family favorite recipes, sewing, and creating many beautiful quilts, which she gave as cherished heirlooms. She recently completed a final quilt for a new great-grandson. Mom was a voracious reader and enjoyed the daily challenge of the NY Times crossword puzzle.
In 1977 Mom and Dad relocated near Canal Fulton Ohio, where they built a home, planted and nurtured several thousand trees, raised chickens and pheasants, grew grapes, gardened, and in the process transformed a ten-acre cornfield into their own “little piece of heaven.”
Raised during the great depression Mom and Dad instilled in us a strong work ethic and love of the out-of-doors. Mom made sure we knew how to cook and wash laundry, before sending us off to college. But our preference was still bringing home laundry, much to her chagrin. We also brought home friends, which she never hesitated to send back to school with full bellies!
In 2008, after Dad’s passing, Mom moved to Wauseon, becoming a member of Christ United Methodist Church, where she helped with many projects. Her favorite was serving students at the school breakfast program.
Mom is survived by her sons Robert and his wife Sharon Krumm in Wauseon and Eric Krumm in Ormond Beach Florida. She is also survived by granddaughter Margaret Krumm and her husband André Chubb and their two children Gwendolyn and Pascal, grandsons Jacob and Thomas Krumm, step-grand-daughters Heather and Jennifer Nash and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides her parents and husband, Nancy was also preceded in death by her brother Michael and sister Mary Jane Cantrell.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 at Christ United Methodist Church, beginning with visitation from 10:00 A.M. utnil 11:00 A.M., With the service immediately following at 11:00 A.M., followed by a family and friends meal.
Our family expresses deepest appreciation to the doctors, nurses, and staff of the Fulton County Health Center’s Rainbow Oncology Center, Emergency Room and Critical Care Unit and the very special nurses at the CHP Homecare and Hospice. A very special thank you to Dr. Kenton Kemp, The Reverend Mike Bernie and Mom’s two amazing neighbors Brian and Andrey Courtney.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been entrusted with arrangements.
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