Samuel William Krawiecki of Rolla, Missouri was born on August 15, 1931 in Centerville, Illinois to Samuel and Pearl (nee Rabenart) Krawiecki passed away on June 5, 2021 at the age of 89 years.
Sam was very outgoing. Most recently, he enjoyed morning coffee with friends at Country Bob’s, dinner dates and day trips with friends. Sam rarely missed his grandkids’ sporting events.
Sam was a Masonic Lodge member for more than 50 years. He was always very cheerful and eager to visit with old friends and new.
Sam worked for Homan Marshall at Highway Transportation of St. James, Missouri as a truckdriver for many years. He served his country, first as a Marine and then in the United States Army. He was a Korean War Veteran and maintained a close relationship with many of his brothers in arms.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley (nee Mason) Krawiecki; his parents; two sisters, Elaine Cwiklowski and Jean Fruin; one granddaughter, Kelly Fay Ridenhour Hays; and one great grandson, Oliver Flynn Wells.
He is survived by his wife, Arlys (nee Girardier) Krawiecki; four sons, Rick Krawiecki and wife Janet of St. James, Missouri, Terry Wells and wife Terri of Osage Beach, Missouri, Lonny Wells and wife Cathy of Rolla, Missouri and Gordy Wells and wife Annette of Rolla, Missouri; 11 grandchildren, Jason Berg of San Juan Bautista, California, Casey Krawiecki of St. James, Missouri, Haley Lindemann of St. James, Missouri, Kimmy Auxier of St. James, Missouri, Heather Wells of Mound City, Kansas, Terry Wells of Vichy, Missouri, Andy Wells of Osage Beach, Missouri, Dallas Wells of Rolla, Missouri, Dusty Wells of Rolla, Missouri, Aaron Wells of Rolla, Missouri and Dustin Lee of San Francisco, California; 18 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral service with full military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2021 starting with Masonic Rites and followed by a funeral conducted by Dallas and Terry Wells. Music will be provided by members of the family.
Burial of ashes will be at a later date beside his first wife at the St. James Cemetery and the Morgan Family Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home of St. James, Missouri.