Richard Krummrich

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Richard E. Krummrich, 91 of Belleville, IL passed away peacefully early Thursday morning April 2, 2020, at his home. He was surrounded by his wife Audrey and family.

Richard was born and raised in “Beautiful Belleville” where he attended Township High and Belleville Area College, and where he met and married his High School sweetheart Audrey. Together they raised a family, owned a business and remained a vital part of the Belleville Community.

Richard graduated from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 1952 and, after serving overseas during the Korean Conflict, he returned to Belleville, married Audrey on May 1st 1954 and began his career at Bridges and Ward Pharmacy. In 1970 he and Audrey became the owners of Krummrich’s Pharmacy. At the Pharmacy, Richard was trusted and loved by so many of his customers for providing caring and professional healthcare advice.
He was a member of multiple community organizations including the IPHA, the Elks and the Optimist Club. He was a life-long member of St. Paul United Church of Christ where he served on the Church Council and as a Sunday School Teacher.

During his younger years, Richard enjoyed playing tennis, cooking, and loved to dance with his beloved Audrey. In later years, when Multiple Sclerosis slowed him, he was an avid reader. He was especially fond of Historical Biographies. He was a great conversationalist and could always be counted on to supply a humorous witticism that was sure to bring a smile.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Henry T. Krummrich and Johanna F Krummrich (Fischer); a brother, Henry in infancy; a brother, Linn T Krummrich; and a sister-in-law, Eleanor Krummrich.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Audrey Krummrich (Tegtmeier); a daughter, Kristine L. (Edward J) Votoupal; a son, Kurt L. (Liz Keeley-Krummrich) Krummrich; two granddaughters, Kate Votoupal (fiancé Eric Nurczyk) and Meg Votoupal (friend Jason Payne.) Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, in-laws, and long-time friends.

Memorial donations can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral:  A Private Ceremony will be held for immediate family members with a Memorial Service held at a later date.


7 Comments on Richard Krummrich

Jim Douglas said : Guest Report Apr 08, 2020 at 11:35 AM

We were saddened to hear of your loss. My dad, Bob Dick, worked in the dental lab on the 2nd floor above the Krummrich Pharmacy for years and was good friends with Richard. My mom & dad were very fond of both Richard and Audrey for years and years and had lots of fun together. I will always remember going into Krummrich's Pharmacy to get a jar of B&W Hand Cream. Their pharmacy always had a unique antiseptic clean smell that was refreshing. Thanks for the great memories I will never forget. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

  • IL
Mark Eichenlaub said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2020 at 1:43 PM

My sympathies to the all. Very fond memories of the St. Paul Day's and walking into the pharmacy after piano lessons next door at Ludwigs. Rich was a great servant that made this world a better place.

  • IL
Joyce and Bob Dintelmann said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2020 at 10:10 AM

We remember the kindness and warmth at the store. Our deep sympathy to all the family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Ken and Jackie Woodome said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2020 at 7:28 PM

So sorry to hear about your loss. We will never forget the kindness and love you have shared with our family. We are proud to be associated with your family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Myron K. Thomas said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2020 at 2:53 PM

Audrey and Kurt, So sorry for your loss! My mother, Mary E.Schrader Thomas Notz who passed away 2 years ago has been a lifelong friend. I'll keep you guys in our prayers during this difficult time!

  • Shiloh
  • Il
Algren Anderson said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2020 at 11:32 AM

Dear Audrey and Family,Please accept are deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved Richard. Please know that you are in our daily thoughts and prayers. Algren and Joanne

  • Greenville
  • Illinois
Keith Blaies said : Guest Report Apr 04, 2020 at 11:12 AM

My warmest thoughts, love and prayers to the Krummrich family. Mr. and Mrs. Krummrich were such wonderful neighbors and provided a welcoming home for my sisters and I during those critical childhood years, I have been truly blessed to know such a loving and caring family and am proud to be best friends with his Son, Kurt. May God comfort all of those who love Mr. Krummrich along with his family and friends.

  • Houston
  • TX

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