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In Memory

Brad Krehl (Fall 1973)

D. Bradley Krehl, DVM, 68, of rural Martinsburg was welcomed into Heaven on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh.

He was born Setpember 9, 1954 in Corunna, IN, son of the late Eugene Walter and Barbara Jean (Smith) Krehl.  On May 19, 1979 he married Kendel J. Krueckeberg in Decatur, Indiana.

Surviving are his beloved wife, Kendel of 43 years; three children: Elliot E. Krehl (Lynnae) of Roaring Spring, Kyle J. Stern (Scott) of Martinsburg and Noah B. Krehl (Abby) of Gibsonia; six grandchildren: Raisy Stern, Birdie Stern, Bradley Krehl, Calvin Krehl, Kit Krehl and Baker Krehl; a brother, Michael E. Krehl (Kim) of Kendallville, IN; an aunt, Virginia Percifield (Bill) of Franklin, IN; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his in-laws, Morris and Naomi Krueckeberg.

Brad was a 1972 graduate of DeKalb High School in Auburn, IN and a 1978 graduate of The School of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.

He was faithful member of Clover Creek Church of the Brethren, where he served as a deacon and was the longtime, Live Free Sunday school teacher.  Brad was also a devoted member of The Gideons International, where he helped distribute Bibles all over the world.

Brad was born and raised a farmer in northeast Indiana, where he loved reading about and studying Holstein cows.  He was blessed to make his passion his livelihood, working many years as a local dairy veterinarian.

He enjoyed watching sports, especially the Pittsburgh Pirates, Purdue Boilermakers and Central Dragons.  Above all, Brad was a Christian man who loved Jesus and learning about and sharing the Good News of the Gospel. 

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!-Corinthians 5:17.

Friends will be received from 2-5pm, Sunday, March 12, 2023 at Clover Creek Church of the Brethren, rural Martinsburg and from 10 until 11am, Monday, March 13, 2023, at the church, where a funeral will begin at 11am, Pastor Barbara Hammond and Pastor Duane Crumrine officiating.  Private interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg.  Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Brad may be given to Gideon’s International, c/o Blair South Camp, P.O. Box 284, Martinsburg, PA 16662.