John Henry "Jack" Krogman, 76 of Ottertail, MN, formerly of Alton, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Lakes Regional Hospital, Fergus Falls, MN after a yearlong battle with cancer.
Funeral Service will be Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at 10 a.m. from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton, IA. Visitation will be any time after 4 p.m. Monday Nov. 24, 2014. There will be a vigil prayer service at 5 p.m. & a parish rosary at 7 p.m. all at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.
Jack was born December 2, 1937, at Alton, IA to Henry Roman and Pearl Loretta (Hentges) Krogman. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from St. Mary's Academy in 1955. Jack attended NBT in Sioux City, IA after high school and later married Myrna Joy Dunn on May 3, 1958 at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Oyens, Iowa. They began a family in Alton, raising their four children, Tim, Mark, Kevin and Karla.
Jack started his working career in 1958 as an accountant with the Alton Co-op Elevator. In 1964 he purchased the Gasper Insurance Agency and in 1969 merged with the Kiernan Insurance Agency and the business soon became the Krogman-Kiernan Agency. Jack eventually became involved in the Alton Savings Bank (Community Bank) that was affiliated with the agency and held the Vice-President position for thirty years. Jack was very active in his church and community both in Alton and Ottertail. He had a great love for his family, friends, golf, bowling, fishing and gardening.
Jack and Myrna retired to Ottertail, MN in 1998 to spend time with Myrna’s sisters Toby Nacke (Earl) and Jo Ellen Seidel (Paul). They loved the lake life and all of their extended family and friends that made Ottertail home. Jack was a dedicated husband, father and grandpa and will be deeply missed.
Survivors include his son Tim (Ed) Krogman of Dunedin FL, Mark (Lori) Krogman of Southlake, TX, Kevin (Paula) Krogman of Sioux falls, SD and Karla Krogman-Sauer (Rob) Gretna, NE. Jack is survived by ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, brother’s Don (Mary Ann) Krogman of Le Mars, Iowa, Jim (Doris) Krogman of Remsen, Iowa and sister Mary (Wayne) Bailey of Alton, Iowa.
Jack was preceded in death by his wife Myrna on November 21, 2013 and his parents Henry Krogman in 1987 and Pearl Krogman in 2003.
Casket bearers will be John and Glenn Krogman, Matt Peterson, Dean and John Seidel and Russ Nacke.
Honorary Bearers will be Kevin Larsgaard and Jaden Cole.