Stephen Clay Krummel, age 60, of Joplin, passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020 at his home.
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Mr. Krummel, son of the late Lauran and Norma Jean (Asher) Krummel, was born on August 5, 1960 in Joplin. As a child Stephen grew up with his brother and sister attending school in different towns, as his parents moved often for work along old highway 71 doing construction. In 1970 the family moved back to the Spring City area where he made his home. As a teenager he attended Seneca High School. In 1975 Steven was diagnosed a type one diabetic and was an avid advocate for diabetic education. He was always happy to talk diabetes with anyone who would lend a listening ear. He was a member of Operating Engineers local 101 and head mechanic for Snyder Bridge Company for over 20 years. He loved and enjoyed spending time with his family and having a good time was always priority with his nieces and nephews. When his family needed assistance with working on any kind of equipment or even doing some algebra he was always able to get the problems solved. Steven loved almost any kind of education on almost any subject. His loving heart and kindness did not stop with just his family. He was known to lend a helping hand to his fellow man and to stand up for those who were less fortunate.
Survivors include his brother, Grant Krummel, and his wife, Shelley, of Joplin; one sister, Lynna Krummel Blase, of Joplin; nieces and nephews included Lisa Quiroz, Galen Krummel, Chad Murray, Nathan Krummel, Andrea Krummel, and Daniel Krummel; and many great neices and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Lauran Krummel Jr.
Committal of ashes will be held at Hornet Cemetery in Hornet, Missouri on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM for family and friends.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the American diabetes association or Alzheimer’s association in his honor.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory, Joplin.