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Edward R. Krieg

Edward R. Krieg, 85, of Amherst, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013, at New Life Hospice, following a brief illness.

He was born in Lorain, April 17, 1927, to Edward R. and Estelle (nee Husar) Krieg.

Edward enlisted with the United States Army on January 29, 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. He served his country during World War II and was honorably discharged on March 4, 1947 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey.

Edward made his career as truck driver for over 42 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of St. Peter United Church of Christ in Amherst. Edward loved NASCAR and working outside with his flowers. Edward was a quiet man and his family and friends were very important to him.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Darlene (nee Fletcher); daughter, Terri (Robert) Gay, of Avon Lake; stepdaughter, Joyce Gendics, of Lorain; stepson, Dewey (Karen) Leadingham, of Wellington; six grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sisters, Joyce Coleman, of Elyria and Caryl Alessio, of Lorain; brother, Gary (Marsha) Krieg, of Vermilion; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his stepdaughter, Rae Dene Hutton; parents, Edward and Estelle Krieg; sister, Janet Whitman; and brother, Richard Krieg.

A memorial service will be held at 12 Noon Friday, March 1, 2013, in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst. Reverend Mark Pemberton, of St. Peter United Church of Christ, will officiate. Private family inurnment will take place at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.

Online condolences may be left for the Krieg family at

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