William “Bill” H. Krist, a devoted husband and loving father, age 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 20, 2012. He was a resident of Cogburn Nursing Home West. He was born in Detroit, MI and was a long time resident of Semmes.
Bill was a WWII veteran, a purple heart recipient, and had recently gone to Washington, DC on Honor Flight V. He retired, after 40 years with Chrysler Corp. He loved his Lord and was a former member of EvergreenLutheranChurch in Detroit and was a current member of HolyCrossLutheranChurch in Mobile where he was a former Trustee. “Papa Krist” was an avid Detroit Tigers and Detroit Redwings fan and loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Estelle Krist; three children, Carol (Leon) Druckenmiller, Mark (Connie) Krist, and Lisa Nelson; nine grandchildren, Billy (Tara) Druckenmiller, Jeff (Lesley) Druckenmiller, Jennifer Krist, Brandy (Michael) Williams, Mark (Lindsey) Krist, Jr., Julie Goings, Trey Goings, Julia Claire Nelson, and Michael Nelson, five great grandchildren, Drake, Drew, and Zoe Grace Druckenmiller, Nathan Williams, and Elle Krist; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Visitation will be held from HolyCrossLutheranChurch on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 from until . Church services will follow at . Interment will be in ValhallaMemorialGardens. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 3900 Airport Blvd. Mobile, AL 36608.
We are so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. 90 years old, what a gift of life.
Hope you and your families are doing well.
Mary Ann Smith Craig
Posted Tue May 22, 2012
Mr. Krist, I had the honored to experience being your guardian on South Alabama Honor Flight last May. Due to you and your generation''s sacrifice, I and the rest of the world experience the freedoms we enjoy. Thank you for sharing so many memories. May God grant your family peace and strength as they cope with their loss of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and PATRIOT!!
Posted Wed May 23, 2012
There are so many wonderful memories of our families celebrating life and faith together -- birthdays, weddings, holidays. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today as you recall those memories and so many more. May you know God's strong presence with you as you grieve your loss, but also as you celebrate life once again. Love, Paul