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Jack K. Krier

February 08, 1943 ~ May 16, 2022

Jack K. Krier, 79, a long-time resident of The Villages, passed away May 16, 2022 in Vero Beach, Florida.
Jack was born February 8, 1943, in Philadelphia, PA, to the late John and Marie Krier. Jack graduated from The Overbrook School for the Blind in Philadelphia. Jack swam and medaled in the Paralympics in Barcelona, Spain; Seoul, South Korea; London, England; and Holland. Jack owned and managed his own café in Philadelphia. Jack was a certified yoga instructor and, along with his wife, Caron, taught classes in The Villages for 15 years.
He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Caron Krier; daughters, Alicia Landgraf and husband, Jeff, Kira Krier and fiancée, Heath; sister, Kathy Jennings and husband, Buddy; 4 grandchildren and many extended family and dear friends.
A private memorial service is pending.
Arrangements are under the direction of Millennium Cremation Service, Vero Beach. Condolences may be shared with his wife, Caron, and family at


Lori Autry

May 17, 2022, 11:02 pm

Dear Caron,
We had the pleasure of getting to know you and Jack as we all became new Oceana residents. Over time our friendship became more like family. We had so many great conversations at the pool, dining together, and parties at the clubhouse.
Jack was a kind, gentle soul who always had a smile and loved to laugh. He loved your inner beauty and strength. The love and friendship you had together in the many years of marriage were admired by many.
He admired all the hard work you did on the Board, getting to know the many leaders in the community, meetings, organizing, taking care of problems, resolving issues, getting bids, etc. You always did what was best for the good of our community.
We will remember him with love in our hearts and we will raise a toast in his memory at our next gathering.
Much Love,
Lori and Mike

Bonnie Thompson

May 18, 2022, 2:28 pm

Dear Caron,
I was so sorry to read of Jack’s passing in The Villages Daily Sun.
He was a gentleman and an inspiration to so many. What he accomplished with VAST while living in The Villages was more than success in the races. He was everyone’s cheerleader. He and Hermosa were a part of a team. And that team was family.
We were blessed to know him… and he was blessed to have found you.
My deepest condolences.

Julie Woolley

May 18, 2022, 2:38 pm

Caron –
I have so many fond memories of Jack… one of the most endearing was when he used to ask us to turn off our cell phones before yoga class because “If God wants to reach you, he’ll find a way.”

Or his greeting at the beginning of every class: “You all look great!” Everyone used to laugh, and I thought it was because he said that at the beginning of *every* class — I was literally in your class for 3 MONTHS before I realized Jack was blind! He was so adept that I never guessed!!

His devotion to you was a beautiful thing to witness. You were an inspiration to him and to us all. In the words of Dr. Seuss (of all people) “Don’t be sad it’s over, be glad it happened.”

Sending you love & hugs,
Julie Woolley

Joyce A Veneruso

May 18, 2022, 4:35 pm

Thinking of you. Fond memories of you & Jack during yoga classes. Just a Thought. When the person you are closest to is gone, hold on to their memories and know that they are always with you.
Love & Hugs
Joyce Veneruso

Kathy Anderson

May 18, 2022, 4:50 pm

Dear Caron,
I was saddened to read of Jack’s passing. What a dear man he was. I’m very sorry for your loss but I also rejoice in the time and over the special relationship you had together. May he Rest In Peace and may you find comfort during this time. From another Villages Yogi… We love and miss you,
Kathy Anderson

Evelyn Steve Janson

May 18, 2022, 9:54 pm

We are saddened by the news of Jack’s passing.
We have fond memories of Jack’s funny comments at Yoga. He will be remembered for his humor, compassion, and never give up attitude.
Jack will be missed by many. Condolences to his family. Caron, we love you. Friends in The Villages, the Jansons.

Ginny Gigante

May 19, 2022, 2:02 pm

Dear Caron: Jack has made a mark in this world that will never be forgotten. What a team you and Jack made! I’m sorry for your loss and extend my condolences. I pray for your strength at this most difficult time. Forever in my heart. Namaste

Paula Russo

May 19, 2022, 2:14 pm

I was sad to hear of Jack’s passing. So many fond memories of you both ( and darling Hermosa) from yoga practice. You both taught me so much about living a good life. There are few days that pass that I don’t think of you both and yoga. I loved talking music with Jack as we had similar tastes. Be strong and be happy for all the wonderful years you shared. Hugs…..Paula Russo

Karen Cobb

May 19, 2022, 2:55 pm

I was so sad to read of Jack’s passing in The Daily Sun. He was truly “one of a kind.” I still repeat some of his funny sayings he bestowed on our Yoga class. Through many challenges he was always upbeat and the
relationship between the two of you was truly inspirational.
Be strong, sweet teacher, and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you….Karen Cobb

Linda Turecek

May 19, 2022, 3:06 pm

Caron, Brad and I were saddened by hearing of the passing of Jack. So many great memories of when you both taught yoga in The Villages. Your class was always an inspiration and so uplifting. Jack was so devoted to you and such a wonderful individual. I will never forget his beautiful smile and quick wit. I am sure he will be missed by all the lives that he has touched. Sending hugs to you and your family.

Greg & Lu Simmons

May 19, 2022, 8:34 pm

We have just lost a very close dear friend that meant the world to us. As we reflect back on the times Caron, Jack, Lu and Greg shared together we can’t forget the joy, laughter and martini happy hours discussing and solving all of the world problems. Remembering how we laughed endlessly at stupid jokes and sipping down those those great martinis.
Jack and Greg always enjoyed their special time exploring and listening to Jack’s favorite music selections from his library on his exquisite stereo system that he built and cherished. One of Jack’s questions he always asked when playing his albums was “this is a classic I bet you will like”.
Jack was always a kind loving man that cared about others and always put them first. There never was a person that met Jack that didn’t admire and respect him.
We have lost a brother, mentor, and special friend and are grateful Jack allowed us to be part of his life throughout the years.

Juan and Virginia Cruz

May 19, 2022, 9:26 pm

Dear Caron,
We were so blessed to have Jack and you as our yoga teachers for so many years. We will fondly remember that.
We’re always comforted to remember that our loved ones no longer suffer – and that they now experience the Mystery still hidden from us – and also remain close to us.
Prayers and love to you and family.

Lucille and Jerry Brillante

May 20, 2022, 12:53 am

Dear Caron,
We were so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing in the Daily Sun. Jerry and I took yoga lessons from you and Jack when you were at The Villages, in the Lake Miona Recreation Center. We always truly enjoyed the classes – you and Jack were the perfect team. We looked forward to your gentle explanations and his wonderful execution of the moves. He rang that gong so well too! You both made yoga great fun. We send our sympathy to you and your family, and know that Jack will always be with you, the perfect partner forever.

Joan and Bill Fenton

May 23, 2022, 1:45 am

Joan and Bill Fenton
May 21, 2022, 9:45 pm

Dearest Caron,
How sad we are that Jack has passed. What a wonderful man with such a caring, altruistic, loving soul and heart. You will always be the love of his life, the wind beneathe his wings, and he was the same for you. The two of you were such a beautiful couple, “inside” and “outside”. You were the most perfect example of true love we have ever witnessed. Your devotion and love for each other was such an inspiration to all of us who were fortunate enough to know you. It was such a joy to be with you both. Your yoga classes helped so many of us both physically and spiritually. Being in the presence of the Kriers was being in a circle of love. We are sure that Jack lived as long as he did, just to be by your side. Caron, you gave him your best every single day and you each brought out the best in each other. How grateful we are to know you and to have known Jack. Thank you for your friendship and your incredible example of love.

Jeffrey Sumner

May 23, 2022, 11:57 am

I was so sorry to learn about your loss. May God search your heart, that in pain you may find comfort, in sorrow you find hope, and in death you find new life.
With love,
Pastor Jeff Sumner

Mary Jo Karjala

May 23, 2022, 3:51 pm

Dear Caron,

We are so saddened to learn of Jack’s passing.

We feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet and know both you and Jack through your Yoga Practice. You were both wonderful teachers and individuals, and Jack was such a kind gentleman.


Dave and Mary Jo Karjala

Roslyn Pollins

May 24, 2022, 7:20 pm

Caron, Caron I just read of Jack’s passing and I am terribly sorry to hear that. You and Jack were my first Yoga teachers and I will always remember his sparkling personality and sense of humor. I am blessed to have knoiwn you both and hope that you are comforted knowing how many lives you have touched.
Roslyn, The Villages

Cherie Stubbs

May 25, 2022, 9:34 pm

Dear Caron,
I was so very sorry to read about Jack’s passing in The Daily Sun. My time first spent with you, and then Jack, was through yoga and it was so incredibly special. You both are such gentle spirits and I have no doubt that all your years together were blessed with love, joy and loads of fun. He will be forever imprinted on your heart and will always be with you in spirit.

My love and condolences to you and the family.


Todd & Lorie Bush

May 25, 2022, 11:27 pm

The Bright Light of Jack Krier will always be in the hearts of those whose lives he touched as it continues to shine on in us all. Jack was never anything less than impeccable, remarkable and most importantly – one kind/loving being. A pinnacle of the best any of us can be.

Jack and you Caron are our beloved Brother and Sister we are so grateful to have in our lives.
Our Love is with you.
Todd, Lorie & Dalai

Penny Benson

June 1, 2022, 6:56 pm

Caron, so saddened to see of Jack’s passing. I think of you both so often.
Jack lived what he taught. You both were beautiful together, along with Hermosa.
Debbie Carter told me she had spoken with you. I am so glad. I know you and Jack’s spiritualism will carry you through these difficult times. You are a beautiful person. Much love. Namaste

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