Raymond Andrew Krum

Raymond Andrew Krum, 88, passed away on January13, 2017 while a resident of the Laurel Health and Rehab Center.
Ray was born to Andrew Jr. and Anna (Hergenrider) Krum on March 14, 1928, on the Bostic farm south of Bridger, Montana. Ray attended grade school in the Bridger-Belfry area, played varsity basketball in Belfry and Edgar and graduated from Edgar Montana in 1947.
While working in the Fromberg area in 1948, Ray met Lilian Foos and they were married in 1949 in Billings, Montana. Ray worked on a farm in Belfry when they started their lives together then moved to the Laurel area where he worked on a farm and they had their first child, Michael Krum, September 28, 1950. Michael died the following January of pneumonia.
On December 7, 1951, Ray quit farming and went to work for the Northern Pacific Railroad in Laurel, Montana. Ray and Lillian had five more children while they were married, Terry, Steven David, Lori and Kelly.
Ray and Lillian divorced in 1964. In 1969, Ray met Nickie Lannier and her daughter Sally. Ray and Nickie were married in 1971; together they had a daughter Tina.
Ray started working on the Northern Pacific Railroad in 1951 and retired from the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1989. Ray was a Carman while working on the railroad which included Freight car repair, Road Truck, Wrecker and Cat Pack Operator. Ray enjoyed his career and was dedicated to his job.
Ray enjoyed coaching his sons in baseball, going fishing, hunting, camping and dancing waltz/polka. He also enjoyed bowling, gardening, woodwork and spending time in his yard. Most of all Ray enjoyed spending time with his family.
Ray was preceded in death by his son Michael, Mother and Father (Andrew and Anna Krum); brothers George and Fred Krum; sister Rosella (Dauenhauer) Dowling; and grandson Jeremiah Krum.
Ray is survived by his wife Nickie Krum; children Terry (Judy) Krum of Laurel; Steven (Valarie) Krum of Laurel; David Krum of Billings; Lori (Ray) Lincoln of Forsyth; Kelly Krum of Laurel; Sally Lannier of Stevensville; and Tina (Rick) Cortez of Billings; 19 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; brother Delbert (Lisa) Krum; sister Elnora (Jim) Evans; brother Gerald (Carol) Krum; sister Jetta (Krum) Moon; sister Loretta (Rob) Chambers; and brother Tim (Monica) Krum.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday January 23, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Laurel. Family inurnment will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorials to be made in Ray’s name to the Laurel Health and Rehab center, American Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice.
My mind still talks to you, My heart still looks for you, My soul knows you are at peace. You are now in His arms, We have you in our Hearts; until we meet again, We Love you!
Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery. Condolences can be sent through www.cfgbillings.com through “Our Families.”


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