Douglas I. Krimes, 67, Vietnam vet, Ephrata Borough worker, owned painting business

By on January 24, 2018

Douglas I. Krimes, 67, of Denver, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.

Born in Ephrata, Doug was the son of the late Paul and Florence (Blantz) Krimes, and husband of the late Sherry Lee Keith.

He proudly served the Borough of Ephrata for 37 years, before retiring in 2012. Doug also previously co-owned and operated Hornberger & Krimes Painting Services.

Doug was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Ephrata AMVETS Post 136. A very mechanically inclined person, Doug loved to tinker and work with his hands. He also loved hunting, being outdoors, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Doug is survived by three children: Angel G. Martin, companion of Ray Latshaw, of Stevens; Misty L. Oberholtzer, widow of Raymond Oberholtzer, of Denver; and Douglas P. Krimes, husband of Danielle L. Krimes, of Denver; seven grandchildren: Aslei Martin, Damion Oberholtzer, Raven Oberholtzer, Gavin Kramer, Chad Krimes, Tara Krimes, and Emily Krimes; two great-grandchildren: Anthony Young and Adrianna Cozzone; five siblings: Walter, Verna, Kathrine, Robert, and Beatrice; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, Doug was preceded in death by a daughter: Brandy Sue Krimes; a granddaughter: Amanda Martin; and a sister: Dorothy Auker.

Friends will be received at Gravenor Home for Funerals, 100 W. Main St., Ephrata, on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 4 to 6 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 6 p.m., with the Rev. Roger Hornberger officiating.

Those who desire may make memorial contributions in Doug’s name to AMVETS Post 136, 614 S. State St., Ephrata, PA 17522.

To send an online condolence, visit Gravenor Home for Funerals, Ephrata, assisted the family with the arrangements.

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