August 22, 1922 - November 26, 2007
85 Years, 3 Months and 4 Days

A Eulogy by those who Loved him

Arthur E. Krenn
Lived his life In the Tradition of
Douglas Mac Arthur -
A True "Old Soldier"

"Old Soldiers Never Die"
by Douglas Mac Arthur

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November 26, 2007 - by Ken 'Jake' Jaccard, Winchester, Tennessee...

To my dear friends who knew and loved Arte Krenn. It is with great sorrow that I received the news this morning of the passing of my dear Friend, Hero and Old Soldier, Arthur E. Krenn.

I had placed a comment about him in the Fond du lac Reporter just last night; I hope you'll all go to that page and read it.

Arte was my good friend and brother since I met him in 1992. I had found him while I was seeking information on Camp Riley Creek up in Price County, Wisconsin and he gladly shared his life with me about that era in his life, as it was also the same camp my dad was in but a year before Arte. He opened up to me about his and my father's life and experiences in Camp Rilery Creek #642, then later, he expanded my knowledge about WWII and I was proud to place his Memoirs on this Website on the Internet for all to see and read about the horrors of War.

He and I became very close. We exchanged calls often after I moved away from Wisconsin in 1998, we kept close via phone and also letters.

He was a true man of Faith. That I know. He had a great sorrow for the way this country has been heading, and he affirmed that Christ would come soon, in which I concurred. I wanted to talk more about the Life to Come, as we are all going to be there one day, and our Faith in God and the Resurrection assures us that we'll be in this Body, though a glorified one, and then, we'll be friends forever.

In that Place, there will no more be any separations from loved ones and friends.

Arte is a true Saint and one who will live with God as I know his faith is what kept him safe during the War and all the succeeding years after it. He was assailed upon constantly by the nightmares of the war, and scarcely ever had any sound sleep. I helped him come to terms with that, as I am a Vietnam War Veteran who understands Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; and how to deal with it, is to open up and talk about it. Many of our WWII vets never did that, instead wanting to run from that dreadful memory, but I know that if you close up a pot that is boiling, it will explode. The same with the mind and once one opens up and talks about their experiences, peace can come and restore the chaos in the mind.

Arte (nor any Vet who has experienced warfare and combat) could never be totally free of the horrors, but they can find a place where they can uneasily reside. Arte began to start sleeping better once he opened up and began to talk about it to me and others. I know he wasn't free totally from nightmares, but he was better.

Arte and I have vowed to be brothers forever, and we also have a date to meet in that Place of Peace. I know that Arte is now at peace and the dreams are now over for him, and that God will remove all bad and evil memories from his recollection, as Heaven would never be Heaven if we had those bad memories. That is part of the Blessings of Heaven.

Trust in the Lord, and try not to understand His Ways; just know that He is in Charge, and has our loved ones and that they are totally happy and finally at rest.

I have lost a true friend here in this life, but I have not lost his friendship, nor his reality, for because our Lord Jesus Christ lives, so shall we. That is the Promise of the Just, and the Just must live by faith - John 14:19.

Good-bye, dear friend, Arthur E. Krenn. I will sorely miss you, but I will never forget you."

I will make a note on his Website of his Passing, and hope you all will visit there often, to keep his memory alive. If you keep someone in your heart and memory, they are then not very far away from us.

The scriptures are very comforting in the assurance of the Resurrection and that God keeps His Promises...

Jesus Christ - Savior, Creator and Redeemer of the World

In the belief that a heart filled with love knows no separation from those who live on in memory, these words are inscribed here:

"If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come." - Job 14:14

"For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: `And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: `Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me." - Job 19:25-26

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: `And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die." - John 11:25-26

"We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord" - (2 Corinthians 5:8)

"For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." - Philippians 1:21

"And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them." - Revelation 14:13

"Now, concerning the state of the soul between death and the resurrection--Behold, it has been made known unto me by an angel, that the spirits of all men, as soon as they are departed from this mortal body, yea, the spirits of all men, whether they be good or evil, are taken home to that God who gave them life. `And then shall it come to pass, that the spirits of those who are righteous are received into a state of happiness, which is called paradise, a state of rest, a state of peace, where they shall rest from all their troubles and from all care, and sorrow." - Alma 40:11,12, (from the Book of Mormon - another testament of Jesus Christ)


With Love for Arte and also his grieving family,

Jake Jaccard,
Winchester, TN

Note: Arte Krenn often used the Bully Pulpit of the Fond du Lac Reporter's Editorial's Section to voice his concerns about many different issues; mainly the political and moral changes coming to this country. Tammy Abel-Bevan, Arte's grand-daughter posted the following knowing that soon her "Papa" would be gone:

Posted in the Fond du Lac Reporter by Tammy Abel-Bevan - November 25, 2007...

"
Arte Krenn was a war hero, my hero. My grandfather Arte Krenn, who wrote letters to the editor at The Reporter for many years, is dying of lung cancer, so I decided in his honor to send a letter to the editor.

"My grandfather's legacy will continue. He tirelessly helped raise funds for the helicopter and armored vehicle that are displayed at the American Legion Hall on Fond du Lac Avenue. He served the American Legion for 15 years as a member of the Executive Board.

"He also raised funds for the CCC camp replica on the corner of Pioneer Road and Park Avenue. When you see those items, please remember him.

"He served on the American Legion firing squad for 15 years to honor those veterans who had passed, and soon it will be his turn to be honored.

"Arte Krenn received three purple hearts and two Bronze Star Medals during World War II. He fought for all the freedoms we enjoy today.

"Arte Krenn was a war hero, and my hero. This is my memorial to him."

Tammy Abel-Bevan
Fond du Lac

Jake Jaccard, formerly of Campbellsport, Wisconsin and now Winchester, Tennessee, Arte's Publicist and long-time friend posted the following in the Fond du Lac Reporter, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin after reading what Arte's grand-daughter posted, desired that it be included with Tammy's sentiments:


Monday, November 26, 2007

Posted to the Fond du lac Reporter after reading Tammy's comments above:

"I would like to add sentiments for your contributor, Arthur E. Krenn, whom is being remembered in the Article by his grand-daughter Tammy Abel-Bevan of Fond du Lac, posted Posted November 25, 2007

"My name is Jake Jaccard and a former resident of Campbellsport who now resides in Winchester, Tennessee.

"I have been a friend of Art Krenn, formerly of Eden, Wisconsin, now for over 16 years, and in that time, I have known a true and loyal American and a true Christian, whose faith is as solid as is his courage and strength of character. In all those years he taught me the true value of my freedoms in this Country now being threatened on every quarter; he also taught me what life was like in the CCC as he served in the same Camp as my father, Donald Jaccard served: Camp Riley Creek in Price County, 14 miles from Fifield, Wisconsin.

"My father who passed in 1968 of the same disease that is now taking Arthur, didn't tell me much about his Camp Life. Art was open and willing to help me understand camp life. Along with this, He also taught me the values of being an American when it isn't fashionable any longer to be such, which is a very sad thing. It was for Arte.

"I am proud of Arthur E. Krenn. He is like a brother to me, and I'll never forget him, nor his gifts to me.

"I have since constructed a Memorial Website in his Name, and it is called, "The Krenn Papers" which heralds his CCC and also WWII Memories. I invite any of you people to come and visit. I will keep this Website up for as long as I live, in Memory of this True and Loyal American Hero, Arthur E. Krenn.

"Come visit: The Krenn Papers: http://www.krennpapers.com"

Jake Jaccard,
Winchester, TN
www.usshancockcv19.com
KenJaccard@juno.com


Crossing the Bar
(Our Title Song now being played)

Sunset and evening star
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For though from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.

- Alfred Lord Tennyson -


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