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Donald W. Krichbaum

August 16, 1938 - January 22, 2021

Donald W. Krichbaum, 82 of Hendersonville, NC, died at home of pneumonia after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease.  He was born in Chicago, Illinois to the late John and Eleanore Krichbaum.  He later moved to Beaverton, Oregon before settling in Hendersonville in 1995.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from I.I.T. and went on to get an MBA from the University of Chicago.  Donald started his career with  Edison in Chicago and moved on to work for Portland General Electric in Oregon, where he met his wife, Sue.

Don was a wonderful and loving husband, father, and son.  He was a fascinating man because he was interested in everything: music of all types, especially Theater Pipe Organ, nature and science, fishing, gardening, technology, and travel. He was always learning new things, which made him really interesting company.

Don was witty, charming, and delightful to the end and his friends will all remember him for his unique sense of humor.  He was very much loved and will be missed.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sue Krichbaum and his son Randy Krichbaum and his wife Margaret of Turner Valley, Alberta, Canada

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation at the link below:


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