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4/16/2014 11:30:00 AM
Althea Krapff
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Althea A. Krapff, 100, of Ohio, Ill., passed away April 14, 2014, in Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton. Pastor Gene Vincent will officiate. Burial will follow at Van Orin Repose Cemetery in the Bache Chapel.

The family will receive friends 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the memorial home.

She was born June 11, 1913, in Ohio to Joseph Hawks and Clara (Kieffer) Hawks. She graduated from Ohio High School in 1931. She worked at Dolan Insurance Agency for more than 25 years.

She was a ray of light in so many lives — a sweet, loving and strongly independent woman who lived for her family, friends and neighbors. A sort of super-woman in her own right, often described by others in one simple word: amazing. She enjoyed spending time with her family, crossword puzzles, reading, music and watching the Chicago Cubs. She was known for her chocolate pudding cookies and caramels.

Always giving, no one left Althea’s home empty handed. Always positive, it was impossible to be in a bad mood when she was around. Always humble, she led a simple small-town life and wouldn’t have it any other way. A shining example whose lessons will live on in all of the lives she touched. The world is a better place because she was in it.

Survivors are her daughter, Rita (Bob) Wittmer of Danvers; two sons, Walter “Pete” (Sue) Krapff of Farmington Hills, Mich., and Richard “Dick” (Barb) Krapff of Boise, Idaho; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded by one daughter, Janice Piper; one grandchild, Cheri Menk; two sisters, Alice Warkins and Inez Kessell; one brother, Merville “Chick” Hawks, and a good friend, Howard.

Memorials may be directed to Ohio First Responders.

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