Colonel (Ret.) Robert H. (Bob) Krumpe (1928-2017) Bob was born on July 25, 1928, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew up in Wyoming, Ohio. He graduated from Wyoming High School in 1946 and the University of Cincinnati with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1951 as a commissioned second lieutenant in the United States Air Force. He then entered the Air Force in the Air Research and Development Command. He entered flight training and received his navigator wings serving in the 98th, 305th bomb wing and the 99th (B-52’s) through 1956. Bob received his MS degree in Astronautics in 1960 from the Air Force Institute of Technology and was assigned to the Air Force Ballistic Missile Division in Los Angeles, California where he assumed his ultimate position as Base Commander of the Los Angeles Air Force Station in 1977. He remained in that position until his retirement in January of 1981. After retirement from the Air Force (30 years), Bob spent 7 years with Martin Marietta, 7 years with McDonnell Douglas, and several more years with Logistics Specialties Incorporated as a consultant. Colonel Krumpe’s many military decorations include the Korean Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Legion of Merit . Bob was married to the love of his life Shirley, for 66 years. He is survived by Shirley, his four children Bob (Fledz), Ken (Janet), Carol (Gary), and Paul (Kati), and 8 grandchildren Marisa (Julian), Matthew, Madison, Brian, Kevin (Lindsay), Tyler, Cameron, and Seeta Michelle as well as two great-grandchildren Addison and Avery. In addition, Bob is survived by his brother Bill (Betty). Bob enjoyed traveling, golfing, bowling, Laker games, watching his grandkids’ sporting events as well as many volunteer Air Force Association activities. In lieu of flowers for the family, please consider a donation in Bob’s name to one of the following charities: 1. The American Heart Association : 2. The American Diabetes Association : Donate Now! 3. LMU Men’s Soccer: Donate to LMU Men's Soccer Under designations check the box “ LionsFund for Men’s Soccer"

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  1. We are so saddened to hear this news – Bob was a wonderful man and a great friend – we send our sincere condolences.

  2. I overlapped with Bob during several assignments at LAAFB. He made important contributions to our space efforts and was a longtime supporter of my local AFA Schriever Chapter. Rest in peace, Bob.

  3. Bob Krumpe was a true gentleman. I always enjoyed his resilience and sense of humor. Will miss him greatly.

  4. Dear Carol and family. I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be kept in my prayers for you peace and comfort during this difficult time. I did not have the privilege to meet your father in person however you posses many of the qualities that made him the man that he was. He may have left this earth but he will be with you always. May he Rest In Peace. Much love to all of you.

  5. I was his Chief of Safety at Los Angeles AFS/AFB during his last two years before retiring. He led the expansion of LAAFS to an Air Force Base through all the changes and exercises that entailed. We were totally successful! I had the pleasure of crossing paths with him only a year or so ago – at the Commissary! A very fine officer with lots to be proud of!

  6. We did not know Bob, but his grandson Tyler has been a role model and inspiration. We are keeping your family in our thoughts.

  7. Bob & Shirley came to Los Angeles Air Station(not an Air Base then) and spent 57 years together working in various jobs for the Air Force and Secretary of Air Force Special Projects.He was a real friend and a scholar for remembering details and names. Pat and I will really miss him and his friendship.We can hardly express our sadness with his passing.

  8. I love you DAD! I really miss you! You were a GREAT HUSBAND, DAD, Grandfather, Friend, Coach, Mentor, Athlete, Air Force Officer, Korean War veteran and an AMERICAN!! A MULTIPLE ROLE MODEL FOR MANY.

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