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Raymond Krekel
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Ray was born and raised in Burlington Iowa and served in the Army in World War II in New Guinea and the Philippines. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1949, and joined Vern E. Alden, a consulting engineering firm in Chicago. He became Chief Electrical Engineer and a partner in 1957. He joined Kaiser Engineers in Oakland in 1966 and served as project manager until his retirement in 1989. Ray's interests included traveling, bridge, sailing on San Francisco Bay, and skiing.

Ray is preceded in death by his son Steven and daughter Kimberly. He is survived by his wife Christine and his children Vincent (Erin) and Richard, and by granddaughters Julia and Anna. Also by sisters Helen Krogmeier in Burlington, Iowa and Mary Coyne in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Ray’s family wishes to thank all the people that supported him prior to his passing including Sunrise Assisted Living, Comfort Keepers, Lafayette Residential Care, Bruns House Hospice, along with numerous friends and family.

Private interment will be held at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Lafayette. The family requests donations to St. Vincent de Paul Society in lieu of flowers.

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Queen of Heaven Cemetery

1965 Reliez Valley Rd
Lafayette, CA 94549


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