Garden Grove

Harry Krebs, 89; former councilman

FORMER GARDEN GROVE Councilman Harry Krebs died at 89 last week.

Harry Krebs, a long-time community leader and a former Garden Grove city councilman, has died. He was 89, having passed away on Dec. 16, according to an announcement made by the Garden Grove Community Foundation.

Krebs was active in many civic works in the community, including serving as the first treasurer of the GGCF in 1998. He later served as foundation president from 2000 to 2002.

HARRY KREBS (1928-2017)

“From the Foundation’s inception, Harry was an integral part of shaping our Garden Grove to what it is today. His knowledge of our history, his revolutionary ideas, and especially his passion for helping others will be greatly missed,” read a statement from the GGCF.

He was instrumental in planning and fund-raising for the 43-foot-high clock tower at Main and Euclid streets in the Village Green Park, which has become a local landmark.

Krebs was appointed to the city council in 2004 to fill the vacancy created when Bill Dalton was elected as mayor. He ran for a full term in 2006 but was narrowly defeated by Dina Nguyen.

He was also active with the Acacia Adult Day Services and served as a police chaplain.


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