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Obituary for Edward Anthony Kruebbe III

Edward Anthony Kruebbe, III, was born on April 14, 1941, and joined the Church Triumphant on January 12, 2022.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He joined the U.S. Navy (serving from 1959-1964), attended LSUNO, and received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He retired after 40 loyal years to Shell Oil Company and moved from his home in New Orleans, LA to Franklin, NC in 2005 to enjoy his retirement in the mountains with his loving wife of 57 years, Charleen. He attended the First Presbyterian Church of Franklin.

He is survived by his loving wife, Charleen W. Kruebbe, his daughters, Karen Kruebbe and Dawn Kruebbe Dussor, his grandchildren, Samantha Dussor, George Dussor, Jr., Brett Belwood, Jonathan Belwood and Cheyenne Belwood, and his siblings: David Kruebbe, Gail Kruebbe Ordes, Nancy Kruebbe Redondo and Thomas Kruebbe.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ianthe Lynn Lasseigne Kruebbe and Edward Anthony Kruebbe, Jr.

Always thoughtful and generous and a firm believer in God, he spent his last 8 years with Alzheimer's but was well cared for and, in spite of memory issues, he always loved his family and occasionally remembered their names, but always remembered their faces. He will be dearly missed.

As he served in the U.S. Navy, he will be buried at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

Services will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Franklin on January 20, 2022, at noon (visitation) and service at 1 pm. He will be interred on January 21, 2022, at 10 am, at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, 962 Old US Hwy 70, Black Mountain, NC 28711.

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