Obituary of Albert William Krebs
Local, well known artist, Albert Krebs passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, in his home surrounded by family and friends after a long battle with cancer. He was 89.
Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Grass Valley. Reception to follow in the large hall.
Albert was born on Feb. 8, 1926 in San Bernardino, California to Eugene and Mary Krebs.
He attended art school in Portland.
Albert worked with the survey crew in Alaska for the railroad.
He served in the Army during WWII.
Albert married Colleen and had seven children; Michael Timothy, Richard (Xiao) Allen, Eric (Mary) William, Rebecca (Ryan Bryant) Lynn, Douglas (June) Clinton, Lori (David Pieper) Anne and Benjamin (Leonor) Bernard.
He has been an oil artist, conservator and appraiser. He was noted throughout the west coast for his oil paintings; many of which are here locally. He has paintings at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, Charlie’s Coffee Shop, Trolly Junction, Paulette’s Kitchen and St. Patrick Church. Albert’s many faceted interests showed in his artwork, such as the series of the California missions, landscapes, seascapes, expressionisms, individual paintings and murals. His rendition of the mountains, clouds and trees are unique to him. Albert was a very hard working man, who built his log home. He loved to travel in the west, people, horses, dogs, cats, writing, music and poetry. For more about Albert, visit his website that is updated regularly http://www.krebsfineart.com.
Albert is survived by his wife Margaret; ex-wife Colleen; six children; 18 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Mary; sisters, Margy and Elizabeth; brother Joseph; and son Michael Timothy.
Memorial contributions can be sent to Hospice of the Foothills.
Arrangements are under the care of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.
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