ELDON J. KROTZ

ROCK-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM

E. Krotz webphotoEldon Krotz, of rural Braham, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 at the FirstLight Health System in Mora. He was 80 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham.

VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service at the Funeral Home

INTERMENT will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, March 30th at the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.

Eldon James Krotz, of the Coin area, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015 at the FirstLight Health System in Mora.  He was 80 years old.

On August 23, 1934, Eldon was born the 7th and youngest child of Charles and Effie (Broehl) Krotz in Bismarck, North Dakota.   At the age of 6, Eldon moved with his family to Minnesota and attended grade school at Coin and then Mora High School, where he graduated as the Salutatorian…without ever taking a book home as there was too much work to do on the farm after school.   Eldon lived all his life on the same farm at Coin, leaving only in 1958, when he served in the Army.  Together with his brother Kenneth, They raised dairy cattle for many years and then beef cattle before they put the whole farm into alfalfa a few years ago.  They built from nothing into a good working farm.  Kenneth lovingly took care of Eldon at home when his health began to decline until his last two weeks put him in the hospital and at St. Clare’s Living Community in Mora where he got excellent care.

Eldon was preceded in death by his parents Charles (1950) and Effie (1999), brothers, Roland (1991), Walter (1996), Harvey (2000); and sister Doris (1996).

He is survived by his brother Kenneth and sister Mary Mans; 13 nieces and nephews, 21 great nieces and nephews, and 14 great great nieces and nephews; many other relatives and friends.

A Funeral Service was held on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Rock Ingebrand Chapel in Braham.  Interment was in the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.

One guestbook entry for ELDON J. KROTZ

  1. LaVerne Mans March 28, 2015 at 7:03 am #

    Eldon, known as Chunky by all of us nieces and nephews was so very important to us. He was kind and quiet spoken, gentle and mild mannered, and humble in nature and enjoyed playing with us and teaching us what he knew. He will be so missed by us and especially by Kenneth.
    LaVerne Mans

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