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Willard S. Krabill ( Cave Junction 1945 )

posted: Jan 8, 2009

Willard died January 6, 2009, in his home in Goshen, Indiana. 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. He graduated from Goshen College in 1949 and received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1953. He also received a masterís degree in public health from U.C. Berkeley in 1973. 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. He was a member of the CPS-103 smokejumpers.