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Willard Stanley Krabill ( Cave Junction 1945 )

posted: Jan 8, 2009

Willard died January 6, 2009, in his home in Goshen, Indiana. He was born April 25, 1926, and a member of the Mennonite Church. Willard was drafted into Civilian Public Service in 1944 from Louisville, Ohio and jumped at Cave Junction during the 1945 season.

After CPS he graduated from Goshen College in 1949 and received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1953. He also received a master's degree in public health from U.C. Berkeley in 1973.

Dr. Krabill was a leading figure in health care in the Goshen area. During his career he delivered more than 2,700 babies to local residents, instituted courses in human sexuality at Goshen College and served on numerous boards and ethics committees. In the 50s Dr. Krabill served a three-year Mennonite Committee term working with leprosy patients in Vietnam. He started in family practice after returning from Vietnam and later became the physician for Goshen College until his retirement in 1991.