James Kreie

7/14/2014

James W. "Jim" Kreie, 79, of Great Bend, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood.

James W. "Jim" Kreie, 79, of Great Bend, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood.

He was born Aug. 16, 1934, in Rocky Ford, Colo., to Herb Edward and Doris Allyn Kreie.

A Great Bend resident since 1971, Mr. Kreie was employed by White Star Machinery as a sales representative from 1971 to 1994, working in the Garden City office.

On Jan. 9, 1955, he married JoAnne Boxberger in Russell. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Kirk Kreie of Lindsborg; and a daughter, Lynne Petzold of Shawnee. He was preceded in death by a brother, Herb Kreie.

Graveside memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Great Bend Cemetery North in Great Bend.

Visitation hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m., at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend. Condolences may be sent and the notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net. Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church or Kansas Oil and Gas Museum, both in care of the funeral home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, KS 67530.

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