David Stuart Krumwiede
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David Stuart Krumwiede

Born: December 18, 1952

Died: March 15, 2020

David Stuart Krumwiede died at his farm on March 15, 2020, 4:35 PM., at age 67.

He was born in Elmhurst, IL on Dec. 18, 1952 to Theodore and Constance (Bauer) Krumwiede, and attended Grand Ave., Laidlaw, and McClure Jr. HS. He then became a graduate of Lyons Township HS, Class of 71, and earned a BS Degree in Education from Northern IL State University. During high school, David participated in youth choir and bell choir at his childhood church, the First Presbyterian Church of LaGrange. During college, David signed up for the Marine Reserves, but he was never required to do active duty. After college, he was sponsored to teach science in Australia for two years and upon return to the U.S., taught in the Chicago Public Schools. David went on to fulfill his passion in science, especially geography and geology, by being self-employed in projects such as mapping of the earth and global food banks.

David loved family gatherings, keeping contact with friends, charity and sporting events, and traveling the world. He also had a passion to snow ski or scuba dive. David was extremely intelligent and caring. He is survived by the "love of his life" Gayle Johnson, Patti (Arnold) Belasco, Tom (Kris) Krumwiede, Larry (MaryFrances) Krumwiede, and Chuck (Janice) Krumwiede, five nieces and two nephews. He died on his farm (originally his grandfather's) where he could recharge, relax and be peaceful.

He will be missed.

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Published in Suburban Life Publications from Mar. 25 to Apr. 2, 2020.
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April 20, 2020
I met Krum in the early 80's skiing in Aspen Colorado. Me with my NJ buddies and he with his buddies from Chicago. He came to my house for various parties and he was always alive in a big way. We kept in touch by phone for about the last 10 years and were always threatening to get together with Gayle and him some way. Life is too short but no one can say that he did not live all of his. RIP my friend.
Jeffrey WESSEL
April 15, 2020
Always a smile, always there to help anyone however he could, always a friend. You will be greatly missed.
David Mathias
April 7, 2020
The Krumwiede family and our family grew up together and enjoyed Memorial Day picnics, community events, and Christmas Day Open Houses together. We enjoyed seeing Dave and he was interesting to talk with and always welcoming with his big hug and smile. We will miss his enthusiasm but mostly his warm hug and smile!
The Tsaros Girls
Julia Rominger
April 6, 2020
Krum , was full of life , and I always enjoyed hanging out with him when he came back to LaGrange for a visit . He was a friend who would give you the shirt off his back .
Mike McMillin
April 4, 2020
A common link rings true as I read all these loving memories! Krum was larger than life, with a big personality and even a bigger heart! No words can accurately explain the many years, the many experiences, the wild and wonderful times I shared with David!
He cared deeply for family & friends.He had an amazing intuitive ability to show up for special events!Weddings, funerals! Seemingly when you needed him most and perhaps not, often uninvited, it didn't matter! A mysterious loving soul! He loved children and dogs the most! Oh and of course sending cryptic messages! His legacy will live on ! Rest well dear Krum! Blessings and sincere heart felt condolences to the Krumwiede family.
Love Walter Jessica and Leo.
Walter Williams
April 3, 2020
To that great gig in the sky, DK!
Big man with that wonderful upper Midwest twang! Met him by way of mutual friends a decade ago. His love of life, totally infectious. We spent time with him and Gayle in Aspen, I walked some of the roaring fork with him scouting trout. He came through Breckenridge a few times in his candy-apple red Chrysler convertible, top down on a cold, sunny, late winter day. He loved our dogs Scout and Warren (named for Warren Zevon, which he loved!) God rest your soul, Big Brudder. You'll not be soon forgotten. Matt and Cindi
Matt and Cindi Krane
April 3, 2020
I knew the irrepressable :-) Mr. Krumwiede through his long friendship with my husband, Matt. Jolly and kind is how I'll remember him. Enjoyed a visit with he and Gail some years back and our dog was quite spoiled by him♥. What a sweetheart! RIP.
Cindi Harris-Krane
March 26, 2020
Krum was a man that lived life at full throttle . As soon as you met him a party was going to break out. Those who had the opportunity to meet him, never forgot him. Buddy, thanks for the memories. Your reputation will last for many years.
Jim Testor
March 26, 2020
David defined the meaning of "free spirit". A BIG smile, voice & laugh were always central to who he was. I envied his uninhibited passion for having fun. Truly a bigger than life guy who will be missed.
John Traub
March 26, 2020
Krum was a friend since 2000. If you were with Krum just knew something was going to happen that you would be talking about for the rest of your life. Big heart, big brain and a big voice.
Fly with the angels big man.
March 25, 2020
I smile every time I think of Dave. Every time he pulled into our driveway, I knew we were in for a good time . . . and little sleep.

See you in few, good friend. The Reeves miss you already.
Monty Reeves
March 25, 2020
I first met David at NIU. He was so full of life and talk about a huge heart. Never did he stop giving. Every time I was with David I knew it would be an adventure. Miss you big guy. RIP Krum.
Harry Olsen
March 25, 2020
"Krum" had the heart of a saint! Where ever he traveled he always made new friends. His smile and laugh were infectious. When ever you were around him, you knew he was there. Dave will be missed, but our memories of him will live through generations.

It's not goodbye...it's see you soon!

Fred & Diana Freeman
Fred Freeman
March 25, 2020
Dave, You were definitely one of a kind. I am glad we got to visit and catch up last May when you were attending the KY Derby. I enjoyed spending time together with You and Gayle on several occasions. You will be missed by many.
Julie Hanrahan
March 25, 2020
Julie Hanrahan
March 25, 2020
Spending anytime with Dave "Krum", you always knew that you were gonna have many laughs. He was always the guy that made every gathering, whether it be a tailgate or a house party, an adventure. Rest in Peace Krum. You will be missed, for you were one of a kind!
James Yagen
March 25, 2020
Many fond memories of my cousin over the years. He was very fun loving and adventurous with a caring spirit and great sense of humor.

Cheers in heaven David!
Bob Raney
March 25, 2020
David, always living life with gusto. Irreplaceable. No words can capture your "larger than life" personality. Big hole in my heart. Cheryl
Cheryl Goodwin Jones
March 25, 2020
David was the brother I never had. We met at NIU and played Rugby together. We were friends for nearly 50 years. He was truly one of a kind...bigger than life. He had a heart the size of the Sun! RIP my friend.
Jim Liston
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