Ida E. Krumm, 86, of Spencer, passed away at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, at First English Lutheran Church of Spencer. Rev. Paul Kaldahl officiated the service.
Visitation was held at 5 p.m., Sunday with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home of Spencer.
Interment took place at Riverside Cemetery of Spencer.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.
Ida Emma Krumm, the daughter of Melvin and Rose (Piehl) Saxby, was born April 9, 1921 in Brookings County, near Arlington, S.D. Her childhood years were spent in the Peterson area where she received her education, graduating form Peterson High School in 1940. Following graduation she worked form Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in Cherokee for twelve years.
Ida married Orville H. Krumm on June 25, 1946 in Cherokee. Following their marriage they moved to Minneapolis, Minn. where they lived for a short time before moving to Spencer.
Initially, Ida was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church of Spencer until she transferred membership to the First English Lutheran Church. Following the death of her husband, she worked for the next twenty--four years at the Hotel in Spencer until her retirement in 2006. She was also a member of Spencer's Business Professional Women organization and was presented the Women of The Year Award in 1995. In her spare time she enjoyed serving her church and cooking.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Orville; two sisters; Alnora and Velma; and two brothers: Steve and Raymond.
Left to Cherish her memory are her sister, Vera Saxby of Spencer; one brother, Orville Saxby of Cherokee; three daughters; Sandy Zinn of Albuquerque, N.M., Judy Christensen of Estherville and Susan Depew of Tucson, Ariz.; two sons: Fred Krumm of Beaufort, S.C., Bill Krumm of Tucson, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.