Obituary | Deacon William Joseph Krull
A memorial Mass was celebrated June 9 at Holy Infant Church in Ballwin for Deacon William J. Krull.
Deacon Krull, 74, died May 26. He donated his body to St. Louis University School of Medicine.
Born in St. Louis, he married the former Linda Ruth Luckel in 1961. Deacon Krull was ordained to the Sacred Order of the Diaconate by Archbishop Raymond L. Burke in 2005. He served at Holy Infant Parish, Ballwin, since his ordination.
Deacon Krull served his country for eight years in the U.S. Air National Guard and received an honorable discharge. He was employed in the field of marketing for the Phillips Petroleum Co.
Deacon Krull's diaconal duties at Holy Infant Parish included conducting Communion services at Bethesda West Nursing Home, conducting hospital visits to parishioners and bringing the Eucharist to the homebound, as well as feeding the poor at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish. His liturgical duties included assisting at Mass, conducting Baptisms, leading weekly Mother of Perpetual Help devotions and celebrating benediction, serving as spiritual director for the Legion of Mary and leading evening prayer and Benediction at the Passionist convent in Ellisville.
Deacon Krull retired from active ministry due to declining health in 2009.
Survivors include his wife of almost 51 years, Linda R. Krull; two sons, Kenneth and John Krull, and a daughter, Kathleen Hays; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Betty Peters and Judy Swehla, and two brothers, Jim and Bob Krull.
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