LeRoy G. Krogh

  • Born: March 10, 1945
  • Died: January 29, 2016
  • Location: Lone Tree, Iowa

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

2720 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Tel. (319) 338-1132

Tribute & Message From The Family

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

He graduated from City High School in 1963. He married Janice Rogan in 1968. They had two sons, Lee and Christian. He 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 also loved fishing, camping and canoeing with his sons in his favorite place – Green River Lake, north of Pinedale, Wy. 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 also raised chickens. With the help of his family and friends, they planted hundreds of pine tree seedlings.

After his retirement in 2005, he started making log furniture, and 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. He is survived by his two sons; one brother, Gunnar Jr.; and one sister, Carolyn (Russ) Bickford, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ruth Ann Suiter.

A Celebration of LeRoy's life will be held in May. When details for his are available, they can be found online at www.gayandciha.com