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Joan Elaine (McNally) Krull

November 18, 1941 ~ November 23, 2019 (age 78)


Joan Elaine (McNally) Krull, 78, Altoona, passed away on November 23, 2019 at UPMC hospital surrounded by her loving family.  

She was born in Lilly, the daughter of the late Chester and Veronica McNally.  On April 28, 1962, she married Edward Krull at St. Agnes Catholic Church, in Cassandra.  He preceded her in death on March 5, 2018.

Surviving are six of her children:  Lorrie Zimmerman (Kirk), Becky Kowalczyk (Randy), Shelly Krull (Chris Bertani), Brian Krull (Julie), Patrick Krull (Heather),  Kevin Krull (Kathleen); a son-in-law, Matthew Koegler; thirty grandchildren, Britnee Mathin (Anthony), Thayne Zimmerman (Erin), Lukas Zimmerman, Shane Stiffler (Jessica), Kayla Kriss (Andrew), Tyler Stiffler, Derek Blunt (Jacquelyn), Ashley Blunt, Kyle Blunt, Lindsay Angello (Dan), Alexis Angello (Josh), Jacob Krull, Emily Krull, Jaiden Krull, Ryan Koegler (Emily), Collin Koegler, Justin Koegler (Jessica), Jared Kunkle (Chelsea), Nathan Krull, and Abigail Krull; fifteen great-grandchildren, Laila, Velaira, Paxton, Charlotte, Princeton, Allie Jo, Caleb, Ella, Declan, Carson, Gabriel, Samuel, Peyton, Brody, Harper, and two more on the way: baby Blunt and baby Angello; two sisters:  Dorothy Lamar and Carolyn Savoy; five sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.   

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jodie Koegler; two grandsons:  Joshua Kunkle and Evan Koegler.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Altoona.

Joan earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration and was employed as the Business Manager at Penn Mont Academy in Hollidaysburg from 1993 to 2009.

She had a passion for baking and cooking.  As a talented cake decorator, she made wedding cakes and special occasion cakes for over 30 years.   This passion also led her to open and operate K’s Custom Catering for several years after retiring from Penn Mont.

Joan was a selfless, generous, loving woman of God and instilled these values in her children.   She was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need.    Her favorite sayings were “leave it in God’s hands” and “Jesus lost, Jesus found”.   

A true matriarch, she was adored by her family.  To her, family was everything.  She treasured her grandchildren and loved watching them play in their sporting events, attending their school functions, and spending time with them. 

Her greatest work was being an amazing Mother, Grammy and Great-Grammy.   She will be forever loved and deeply missed.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing.  A funeral mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Altoona on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.  followed by committal rites at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.

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Funeral Mass
November 30, 2019

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Parish
511 - 20th Street
Altoona, PA 16602

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