Herman Krum, 89, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather died Sept. 8 at his home in St. George. Herman was born Nov. 4, 1927, to Henry and Rosalia Kunz Krum in Bridger, Montana. He was raised on a farm near Bridger and then Belfry. He attended Golden, Bridger and Belfry schools.
He married Hope Ada Jackson Sept. 16, 1945. They were later sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They made their first home in Powell, Wyoming. He was the last draftee for World War II from Carbon County, Montana, in December 1945. He served at Fort Lewis, Washington and Fort Ord, California.
Upon his release from the Army, he and Hope settled in Billings, Montana, where he worked for the telephone company for 17 years. He attended Eastern Montana College where he received his bachelor’s degree in 1967 and a master’s degree in 1968. He then moved to Modesto, California, where he taught special education at Downey and Beyer High Schools.
He moved to Longview, Texas, in 1979 and started a construction business building and purchasing four-plexes. In 1982, he and Hope purchased Jackson’s Standard Station and Motel in Cooke City, Montana. They renamed it Big Moose Resort and remodeled and added a gift shop. They operated it during the summer months, as it was snowed under for the winter.
Herman loved to help his children. He helped each of them in building a house. They moved to St. George in 1986 and have resided here since then, except for summers in Cooke City.
Herman joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1953 while living in Billings, Montana. He has served in many capacities of the church, including a counselor in two mission presidencies, three branch presidencies and two bishoprics and served as a stake high councilman. He and Hope served an 18-month full-time mission at the St. George Regional Family History Center. He also served as a seminary teacher and scoutmaster.
Herman is survived by his wife, Hope; six children: Gary (Cheryl) Krum of Springville, Utah, Sandra Munn of St George, Utah, Randall J (Camille) Krum of Layton, Utah, Kathleen (Kevin) McFarland of San Jose, California, Kenneth J (Pauline) Krum of Oakdale, California, and Sharee (Rick) Palmer of Sugar City, Idaho; 31 grandchildren; 91 great grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Martin (Cindy) Krum and Sam (Maxine) Krum both of Belfry, Montana, and one sister Selma (Harold) Matson of Billings, Montana.
Herman was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Hank and Jake; and granddaughter, Joleen Miller.
- Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m.in the Bloomington Stake Center, 200 W. Brigham Road, St. George.
- Viewings will be Friday, Sept. 15, from 7-8 p.m. at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, and on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Stake Center from 9:30-10:30 a.m., prior to services.
- Burial will be in the St George City Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454.
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