William (Don) was born on April 5, 1933 in Big Spring, Maryland. He was the oldest of 8 children of Lillian M. (Kretzer) and W. Emmett Kriner. He spent his life enjoying time on the farm and making memories with his family.
Don played soccer at Clear Spring High School and graduated in 1951. He continued to love the sport through town ball and watching his grandsons.
In previous years, Don worked for Eye View Farms. He was the owner of Kriner’s Store at Big Spring, MD, owner and operator of Kriner Trucking and Mobile Milling, and owner of Clear Spring Mini Storage and Trailer Rentals. He retired from the State of Maryland, working from 1971 to 1994.
Don was a chartered member of the Fort Frederick Ruritan Club, serving as their President and Treasurer. He was an active member of the Big Pool Civic Organization, serving as their president. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Mt. Moriah Lodge of Clear Spring.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lillian and Emmett Kriner; a sister, Christine Bair; two brothers, Warren and Kenneth Kriner; and a sister in law, Mary Ann Kriner.
Don is survived by his wife of 61 years, L. Jane (Weaver) Kriner, celebrating their 61st wedding anniversary on October 11. Other survivors include daughter, Amy Myers and husband Mark; daughter, Carmen Mallon and husband, Greg; five grandchildren, Emily Myers, Samuel (Megan) Myers, Gavin (Whitley) Myers, Madison Mallon, and Dane Mallon; 4 brothers, Wayne Kriner, Dick (Betty) Kriner, Dale (Beverly) Kriner, and Jim (Jenny) Kriner; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 22, 2020, at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring, MD from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. For the convenience of friends, you may visit the funeral home after 12 noon.
Public graveside services will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery of Clear Spring. Rev. Charles Mackley will officiate. Subject to COVID restrictions, you must maintain social distance and face masks are required.
A celebration of Don’s life will be announced at a later date for all to attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Don’s name to St. John’s United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 157, Clear Spring, MD 21722, where Don was a beloved member for over 73 years.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfhinc.com.
Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. is honored to serve the family.