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LeRoy Krogh


Lone Tree

LeRoy Krogh was born in 1945 to Betty Mae Weekes Krogh and Gunnar Krogh. He died Jan. 29, 2016, at home.

He graduated from City High School in 1963. He married Janice Rogan in 1968, and they had two sons, Lee and Christian. LeRoy worked for the Iowa City post office for 42 years. He loved his job and his many regular customers. His love for the outdoors inspired him to share his passion with his sons and friends. He loved going west on trail rides through the Black Hills and Monument Valley. He loved fishing, camping and canoeing with his sons in his favorite place, Greek River Lake, north of Pinedale, Wyo. He loved to share his adventures.

In 1995, he realized his biggest dream when he bought an acreage outside of Lone Tree. Now he had a place to take his beloved horses. He built a barn for his horses, then a home for himself. Every year he looked forward to planting a large garden. He canned much of the produce and shared the rest. He raised chickens. With the help of family and friends they planted hundreds of pine tree seedlings.

After his retirement in 2005, LeRoy started making log furniture; he continued turkey hunting and trout fishing as long as he could. Many times he would watch for deer, turkeys and fox outside his windows. At night he would hear coyotes. He loved it.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. LeRoy is survived by his two sons; one brother, Gunnar Jr.; one sister, Carolyn (Russ) Bickford; as well as manuy nephews, nieces and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Ruth Ann Suiter.

UPDATE: A celebration of LeRoy's life will be held Aug. 27 from 2 to 5 p.m. at his acreage, 6899 Tri County Bridge Rd., in Lone Tree. Main dish and drink will be provided, but please bring side dish and lawn chair. Please RSVP - contact Chris at (319) 530-3123 or krogher1@gmail.com

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Posted on Saturday, 13 August 2016