Andrew Robert Krull, Jr., 43, of Mazon passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at Heritage Health in Dwight.
Born Oct. 5, 1970, in Morris, Andrew is a son of June Ellen Krull (nee Sproull) of Mazon and the late Andrew Robert Krull, Sr. Andrew was raised in Maine Township and graduated from Coal City High School with the Class of 1988. He attended Joliet Junior College for two years then continued onto Illinois State University, where he graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture.
Andrew was a self-employed farmer, farming in Maine, Mazon and Vienna townships. He also worked for the Mark Wills Farms. Andrew dedicated most of his life to 4-H. He initially became active in 1978 and continued until 1989. After finishing 4-H, he went directly on to helping lead the Coal City Community 4-H Club for over 10 years; served on the 4-H Livestock Committee; was past chairman of the 4-H Extension Council; and was a 15-year member and past treasurer of the Grundy County 4-H Association Board. In 2007, Andrew was elected into the 4-H Hall of Fame.
Andrew also enjoyed serving as Beef Superintendent at the Grundy County Fair from 1998 until the present, and served as treasurer on the Grundy County Fair Board since 2010. He was the Maine Township Clerk until this past spring and also served as a Maine Township trustee. Andrew was a life member of Assumption Catholic Church in Coal City, where on Jan. 19, 2002, he married the love of his life, Kelly Ann Beeler, with Monsignor R J Boyle officiating. Andrew took great pride in living on his ancestral farm with his family, raising goats and feeding beef cattle.
Survivors include his wife Kelly, daughter Hannah, and mother June Krull, all of Maine Township, Mazon; three brothers, Matt (Caley) Krull and Jacob Krull of Mazon and James (Megan) Krull of Morris; one sister-in-law Debbie (John) Logan of Seneca; eight nieces, Amanda Davis, Ashlee Logan, Emilie Logan, Elizabeth Logan, Annebelle Krull, Tessa Krull, Grace Reid and Alaina Reid; two nephews, Kyler Krull and Cade Krull; one aunt Irene (Bob) Allen of Joliet; one uncle Chuck Sproull of Verona; and his mother-in-law Sharee Beeler of Mazon.
Andrew was preceded in death by his father A. Robert “Bob” Krull on Aug. 3, 2010; his grandparents; and his father-in-law Jerry Beeler.
Visitation and video tribute will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at Assumption Parish’s Berst Center, South Kankakee Street and East Carbon Street in Coal City. Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 245 S. Kankakee St. in Coal City, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with the Rev. Robert Noesen officiating.
Burial will be in Wheeler Cemetery, Mazon.
Pallbearers will be John Hill, Scott Biros, Pat Carey, Mark Wills, Mark Lehnus and Matt Lehnus. Honorary pallbearers will be Darwin Lehnus, Bill Biros, Elvin Wills, Paul Wills and Frank Halpin.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Andrew’s memory to Grundy County 4-H or to his family for their distribution.
Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences to the family by visiting www.ReevesFuneral.com.
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City; 815-634-2125.