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George W. Krohn

Friday, April 18, 2008

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George W. Krohn, 92, of Storm Lake, formerly of the Webb and Sioux Rapids area, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Funeral services for Mr. Krohn will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 19, 2008, at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. tonight at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake, where the family will be present from 6-8 p.m.

Burial will be at a later date.

George was born March 4, 1916, in rural Webb, to Knute and Ruby (Warriner) Krohn. He was baptized as an infant in the United Methodist Church in Webb and confirmed his faith as a youth in the same church. He received his education in the Garfield Consolidated School located in Garfield Township just east of Webb. He graduated from Garfield Consolidated High School in 1933.

On Nov. 29, 1941, George was united in marriage to Violet Mae Struve in Pender, Neb. The couple was blessed with five children: Jeanette, Ruby, John, James and Kristin. George married Dorothy Weatherly in 1985.

George was a farmer for much of his life, but he also worked as a custodian at Buena Vista College in his later years until he retired in 1990. He was a faithful and active member of the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake, where he served on the Board of Trustees.

As a child, George enjoyed his membership in 4-H, and as an adult, he was a 4-H leader in Peterson. At the time he lived in Sioux Rapids, he served his community as the chief of the rural volunteer fire department for five years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Violet; one sister, Marion Joines; step-daughter Barbara Schug; and step son-in-law Steven Schug.

George is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of Storm Lake; his children: Jeanette Krohn of LeMars, Ruby Grunig of Ankeny, John Krohn and wife, Leah of Winterset, James Krohn and wife, Jeanne of Elkhart, and Kristin Thompson and husband, Terry of Clive; step-children: Marjorie Strum and husband, Dennis of New Hampton, and Tim Weatherly and wife, Barbara of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; seven grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 11 step great-grandchildren; and one sister, Leah Nielsen of Spencer.

The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Those who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the funeral home website: www.fratzkejensen.com.