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

Condolence & Memory Journal

So very sorry for your loss. ( we went to high school together)

Posted by Janet sullivan - Apopka, FL - Classmate   March 08, 2016

I remember LeRoy in school. The obituary was very nice as well as the picture. It sounded like he made a very happy life for he and his family. My condolences to the family.

Posted by Kandy Maharas - Denver, CO - Acquaintance   March 08, 2016

Sorry to hear of Leroy's passing. We both worked with him at the P.O. and have many happy memories of him

Posted by Kathy and Ken Cariens - Solon, IA - Coworker   February 05, 2016

To the family :I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Vicki Fobian - Coralville, IA - Coworker   February 04, 2016

Lots of great memories - especially of goose hunting. He was one of a kind and will be missed.

Posted by Darrel Ballantyne - Solon, IA - Coworker   February 03, 2016

My deepest sympathy to Carolyn, Gunnar Jr and all the family.My memories of his love for the outdoors and John Deere tractors will be something i will always cherish about Leroy. May he be enjoying times with family and friends that are in heaven with him.

Posted by Dave Krogh - San Antonio, TX   February 03, 2016

So sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family.

Posted by Tish Sneed - Iowa City, IA - Coworker   February 03, 2016


Chris and Family, I am so sorry to hear about LeRoy. He was such a good man, friend and coworker. He took me under his wing when I started working at the Post Office in 1985. He was always fun to work with. LeRoy was a great hunter, fisherman, outdoorsman, gardener, baker, chicken caretaker and dog lover. Your father loved his family and always had such great stories to tell. May your memories of your father stay with you always and that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you and your family

Posted by Pamela Greene - Friend   February 02, 2016

When I started at the post office Leroy was a great trainer. He taught me so much including how to laugh at the job. His laugh and smile is what I remember most. He was a great man and he will be missed. Prayers for the family.

Posted by JimandCathy Graft - north liberty, IA - Coworker   February 02, 2016

We are so sorry for your loss. He was a character and we have lots of good memories. We will miss him.

Posted by CATHY WOODIWISS - Lone tree, IA - Friend   February 02, 2016

Chris & Lee,
I'm sorry for the loss of your father. He was a nice and caring man.
Though I do smile at the thought of him reuniting with my mom, Theresa Clifton, in heaven. I hope this brings you some comfort as well.
~Chrissy Middle

Posted by Chrissy Middle - Washington, IA - Friend   February 02, 2016

Dear Family,
I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that the Most High God will grant you the strength needed to get through this moment in your life. (PS. 83:18) Please accept my sincere condolences.

Posted by JWKey - Shaker Heights, OH - Neighbor   January 31, 2016

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