Farrell Ray Krupp, 87, resident of St. Maries, Idaho, died October 18 , 2019 at Schneidmiller Hospice House in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. He was born August 18, 1932 to Robert and Thelma (Morgan) Krupp in Lorenzo, Idaho.
When Farrell was four years old, he moved with his family to Reno, Nev. He graduated from High School there with the class of 1950. Farrell then enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1952 and was stationed aboard the U.S.S. Dixie AD-14, which was at the U.S. Naval Base in Guam. Farrell was discharged in 1956 and returned to the Reno area.
He married Elaine Armstrong on September 28, 1957 at Carson City, Nev. In 1959, they opened the Big O Tire Company with some partners in Reno. While living in Reno, Farrell enrolled at the University of Reno where he studied animal husbandry, business law and bookkeeping.
During their time in Reno, Farrell and Elaine invested in property on Hells Gulch in 1964 and named it KDB Ranch. They sold the Big O Tire Co. to their partners in 1977 and moved to the ranch at Hells Gulch. Living on the ranch, Ferrell and Elaine raised and bred Black Angus cows and raised Quarter horses.
Ferrell and Elaine purchased a home on Cottonwood Drive in 1991. They sold the ranch two years later and moved to their Cottonwood Drive property.
Ferrell enjoyed shooting firearms as well as hunting. He thoroughly enjoyed being outdoors and camping as well as horseback riding and riding his ATV. Farrell greatly enjoyed family gatherings. He was a member of the St. Maries American Legion Post #25, the NRA and a former member of the Benewah Co. Sheriff’s Posse.
Ferrell is survived by his wife Elaine at the family home; his daughter and son in law Annette and Scott Bodey and son and daughter in law Tony and Debbie Krupp, all of St. Maries. He is also survived by brothers Lynn, Arlin and Alan Krupp as well as sister Marilyn Johnson all of Reno; brothers Harry Krupp of Carson City and Jay Krupp of Athol, Idaho.
Also surviving are four grandchildren, five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Ferrell was preceded in death by brothers Robert and Blaine Krupp.
A celebration of Ferrell’s life will be held on the family property at Clarkia, Idaho at a later date and time to be announced. The family suggests memorials to Hospice of North Idaho 2290 W. Prairie Ave. Coeur d’ Alene, ID 83814. Visit his online memorial and sign his guest book at hodgefuneralhome.com.