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Aaron Wallace Krontz

September 15, 1931 January 27, 2019
Aaron Wallace Krontz
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Obituary for Aaron Wallace Krontz

Aaron Wallace “Wally” Krontz age 87 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Sunday morning January 27, 2019 at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
He was born September 15, 1931 in Colon, Michigan son of the late Aaron Wallace and Mary Grace (Melchi) Krontz.
Wally enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1948 serving in the Korean War with the 23rd Regiment of the 2nd Infantry Division. In November of 1950 he was wounded and awarded the Purple Heart. He was also the recipient of the Combat Infantry Badge, Korean United Nations Medal, Korean Service Medal, Occupation Medal of Japan and the Good Conduct Medal. Following his discharge from the Army he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force serving from 1952-1957 as a Munitions Man.
He was a Life member of Disabled American Veterans, Jack Johnston Chapter 88 and Captain John J. Kelley Post #1355 VFW and he was a longtime member of the Sturgis Church of Christ.
Wally enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling and playing softball.
On February 8, 1964 he married Nancy Myers who survives along with one son: Brian (Julie) Krontz of St. George Island, Florida; special adopted daughter: Lucy (Rob) Cooke of Eastpoint, FL; four grandchildren: Angie (Aaron) Kuhn of Wawaka, IN, Jason (his fiancée Brittney) Hunt of Mulberry, FL, Katie (Luke) Neuman of Fort Wayne, IN and Andre Hall of Chicago, IL; three great grandchildren: Carter and Lillian Neuman and Samuel Aaron Kuhn; special cousins: Sue Owen and Sandy Owen both of Sturgis; special friends: Lester and Esther Schmucker of Sturgis and Melvin and Elizabeth Hostetler of Sturgis; his best friend: Gizmo and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son: Craig Douglas Krontz; two sisters: Alma Bush and Ellen McKercher; seven brothers: Harold, Gerald, Donald, Robert, Richard, Leslie and Gordon Krontz.
The family will receive friends from 12:00-2:00 P.M. Saturday at the Sturgis Church of Christ, 901 N. Lakeview Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091 where funeral services celebrating the life of Aaron W. “Wally” Krontz will begin at 2:00 P.M. Saturday. The Rev. George Cleverley will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis. Full military honors will be conferred by Captain John J. Kelley Post #1355 VFW and the U.S. Army Honor Guard.
The Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091 is entrusted with the arrangements.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Wally’s memory consider the Sturgis Church of Christ.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


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Visitation

Saturday

2

Feb

12:00 PM 2/2/2019 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 2/2/2019 2:00:00 PM
Sturgis Church of Christ

900 N. lakeview Avenue
Sturgis, MI 49091

Sturgis Church of Christ
900 N. lakeview Avenue Sturgis 49091 MI
United States

Service

Saturday

2

Feb

2:00 PM 2/2/2019 2:00:00 PM
Sturgis Church of Christ

900 N. lakeview Avenue
Sturgis, MI 49091

Sturgis Church of Christ
900 N. lakeview Avenue Sturgis 49091 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oak Lawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

300 E. South Street
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

300 E. South Street Sturgis 49091 Michigan
United States
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