Elwood Krejci

July 20, 1931 - January 24, 2014


Visitation: Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 8 PM at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, with family present from 6 to 8 PM.
Service: His funeral will be at 11 AM Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Canton Lutheran Church.

Canton.  Elwood Morris Krejci, 82 died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at Sanford Canton-Inwood Hospital.  His funeral will be at 11 AM Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Canton Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 8 PM at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, with family present from 6 to 8 PM.

          Elwood was born July 20, 1931 at Pocahontas, IA to Charles and Ethel (Ross) Krejci.  He served in the US Air Force.  Elwood married Gertrude Stock on October 2, 1954 at Oxford, England.  They moved to Canton in 1956, where he owned and operated a gas station for several years.  Elwood enjoyed fishing and camping.

          He is survived by 2 daughters, Darlene (Robert) Battle, Richland, MO and Dawn Krejci, Canton; son, Glenn (Karla), Canton; 9 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a sister Marlene (Ron) Livermore, Sioux Falls.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Trudy, and his brother Kenneth. 

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  1. Dear Krejci Family-

    I enjoyed getting to know Elwood over the last four years I had him in the homecare program at the VA. He was one of my favorites and I will miss going out to the old schoolhouse to see him. He was a good man and I always got a kick out of his many adventures he would tell me about- especially all his great buys at auctions, rummage sales, and the like. I’m pretty sure he knew how to fix anything! I know you will miss him alot. Keep the memories of the good times close, they will get you through the coming days.
    Holly

  2. We are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts are with you in your struggle. Keep the faith. I was glad to have met your dad. He was really a hoot. Keep the faith.

  3. Dear Darlene, Robert and Family:

    There is no sorrow that God will not share, no cross, no burden for your hearts ro bear.
    Lay at Jesus feet the story of your woes, and in his sympathy find sweet repose.
    With each new day may peace find a place in all of your hearts.
    All my love Ma Battle.

  4. DEAR GLENN,DAR,AND DAWN I WAS SO SAD TO HEAR THE NEWS OF YOUR DAD. HE WAS LIKE A SECOND DAD TO US GOLDHORN GIRLS. WHAT A SPECAIL MAN HE WAS.HE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE AND A BIG HUG FOR US GIRLS AND WE ALL LOVED HIM. GLENN YOUR ALOT LIKE YOUR DAD YOU ALWAYS HAVE A SMILE AND HUGS TOO. YOU ARE ALL IN MY PRAYERS.NOW YOUR DAD CAN VISIT WITH JIM AND OUR FOLKS.LOVE YOU GUYS

  5. Darlene

    So sorry to for your loss. My condolences are with you and your families.

  6. So sorry to hear about your loss… I remember your dad fondly; his infectious smile, that twinkle in his eye, and his love for country. Please know you are in my thoughts & prayers.

  7. So sorry for your loss. Our condolences to the family and friends of Elwood Krejci. You are in our hearts and prayers. There is a new angel in heaven now. We love you all.

    Eric, Ruth, Brianna and James Battle

  8. Darlene and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thought and prayers are with you. We are sorry that we didn’t get to meet him when he was at your house visiting.

    Love and Prayers Pat and Dennis

  9. Missing you

    Your struggling is no more
    You’ve reached the other side
    Because you’re gone, we can’t ignore
    The pain of a void so wide

    Conversations left unfinished
    Stories left untold
    Laughter and talks diminished
    Before they could unfold

    We rejoice in your destination
    Yet we struggle to understand
    But there’s no illumination
    Only trusting in God’s plan

    Your lively spirit’s gone away
    We just felt it was too soon
    We’ll see you again one day
    Yet can’t help that sadness looms

    You’d say not to cry
    You’re in a better place
    And we may even try
    But missing you can’t be erased

    We know you’re in heaven now
    With God you’re close and dear
    Yet forgive us anyhow
    Because we just can’t stop the tears

    We are sorry for your loss and those of us at Chapter #1 will miss him.
    Ken
    Adjutant DAV Chapter #1

  10. Darlene (& Dad), We are so sorry for your loss and keeping you and your entire family in our thoughts and prayers. Love you so much.

    Love, Nikki, Demar, Nadia, & Isabella

  11. To our sister-in-law Darlene & family,
    So sorry we never got to meet him. Continued prayers for you and your family.
    We love you, may God give you traveling mercy.
    Love always,
    Stephanie & Andrea
    ‘Psalm 23’