Gary J. "Krump" Krampotich

Died: Fri., Sep. 8, 2017


10:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Wed., Sep. 13, 2017
Location: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

12:00 PM Wed., Sep. 13, 2017
Location: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

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Gary James “Krump” Krampotich
Gary James “Krump” Krampotich, 64, Kelly Lake, MN, passed away peacefully surrounded by love after a long hard fought battle with cancer.
He was born to Mike and Marie Krampotich of Kelly Lake on Jan. 22, 1953.  He graduated from Hibbing High School in 1971.  He attended UMD Where he earned his degree in accounting, and went on to become a CPA.  He worked for the City of Chisholm until he retired in2015.
He married his high school sweetheart Vicky, and together they went through life hand in hand.  They were each other’s best friend.  You rarely would have seen one without the other.  They were married for 43 wonderful years.
Gary, or as most people knew him as, ‘Krump” loved sports of all kinds.  He was a loyal supporter of Hibbing Boys Hockey.  He was a member of the Swan Lake Country Club and the Hibbing Curling Club.  He managed and played for the Sammy’s baseball team, fast pitch team and men’s hockey team for many years.  He loved hunting and fishing and going to the hunting shack every fall.  He loved picking blueberries but his greatest joy was giving them away.  He was a very honest, loving, caring husband, father grandfather and friend who will always be missed.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Vicky, children: Rachel, Amber (Matt) Lang, Kami (Justin) Ellingson, Kyle (Tiffany Huddleston) and our “like a daughter to us”, Jody (Eric) Cooper, Grandchildren: Vincent and Max Ellingson and Jackson Cooper, all of his many wonderful friends, and his siblings: Annie, Rudy, Gene, Margorie and Jack.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Mickey, Bobby, Stephen and Martin and a sister Eva.
Funeral services will be held Wed. Sept. 13, 2017 at 12 Noon in the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Hibbing.  Visitation will be in the church, Wednesday from 10:30 until service time.  Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery.

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Bob and Donna Maxie
   Posted Sun September 10, 2017
Vicky and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. If you need any help please do not hesitate to ask.

Terry Marinucci
   Posted Sun September 10, 2017
I was saddened today to read of Krump's passing; my sympathy to all of his family.

Tammy Lindahl
   Posted Sun September 10, 2017
My prayers are with you. Be comforted with the many memories you have with Gary. Tammy Warner Lindahl

Mark Casey
   Posted Mon September 11, 2017
Vicky and Family, I can't express my thoughts for Gary. It was a joy to work with him each and every day. To talk Twins, the cabin, and hunting. I will miss him and his humor.

Chris & Melissa Lang
   Posted Mon September 11, 2017
Our deepest condolences on the loss of an exceedingly kind and generous husband and father. He will be sadly missed by many. Hang tight to all of the fond memories and let them comfort you during this sad time.

Bill Weiss
   Posted Mon September 11, 2017
what a battle he gave that dreaded cancer.
So many good memories of him and Vicki at bear lake.
He surely will be missed.

Shelley McGuire Nelson
   Posted Mon September 11, 2017
Lived across the street from the Krampotich family in Kelly Lake in the 60's. Spent a couple of summers hanging with Gary, Bobby and Stephen. Happy memories. Condolences to his family. 😢

Lindsey Dolan
   Posted Tue September 12, 2017

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Lindsey Dolan.

With sympathy and love, Lindsey, Tom and family

Lindsey Dolan
   Posted Wed September 13, 2017
wishing you strength in the love that surrounds you. Gary was a good man that will be missed but not forgotten.

Love always,

Lindsey, Tom Dolan

Susie Miller
   Posted Wed September 13, 2017
I am so sorry for the loss of such a great guy (he'll always be a Kelly Lake kid!) Always sweet, always respectful, always kind. My heartfelt prayers to the whole family.

Angie Baumchen
   Posted Fri September 15, 2017
Gary will be greatly missed by our camping crew. We will miss getting quieted for the umpteenth time. Gary was always good to us and we are here for you if you need us for anything.

Angie Baumchen and the Bear Lake Campground Noisy Girls

Gene & Mary Jane Gilman
   Posted Sat September 16, 2017
We are so sorry to hear about Gary. We worked with him for many years through the City of Chisholm and remember Gary and those days fondly. Our sincere sympathy to his family.

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