Benjamin William Krieg, 30, of Iowa City, Iowa, USA, died at home on Wednesday, January 18, 2006, of a heart attack. A graduate of the University of Iowa, Ben was an keen cyclist, racing in both the Midwest and Europe. Ben was also well-known in the rock-climbing and snowboarding world.
Ben's brother Sam wrote the following obituary:
"All of us who knew Ben will always remember him not only for his drive, imagination and bright red, curly hair but also for the sheer spark of energy which he brought into every room that he entered. Ben was born on May 2, 1975, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Kathryn Krieg and David Krieg. Ben is survived by his mother, Kathryn Krieg of Indianapolis, IN. and his father, David Krieg of Dubuque, Iowa; two brothers, John Krieg of Dubuque, Iowa and Sam (Karen) Krieg of Pocatello, ID. There will be no visitation and a private, family memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be made in Ben's name to the Red River Gorge Climbers' Coalition. PO Box 22156, Lexington, KY, USA, 40522-2156.
More information: www.benkrieg.blogspot.com/