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Donald Krom

Donald Krom, 85, of Grafton, ND and formerly of Osnabrock, ND passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Lutheran Sunset Home in Grafton.

Donald Jerome Krom was born May 11, 1930 to Louis Sr. and Mary (Mess) Krom in Nekoma Township. He attended Osnabrock Township grade school and graduated from Nekoma High School in 1947. Donald and Ardelle Hooey were united in marriage on September 6, 1952 at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Nekoma. They lived on the farm for a bit then Donald worked at J. J. Newberry Co. in Grand Forks until being transferred to their store in Sioux Falls, SD. City life wasn’t for them so they returned to farm in the Osnabrock area. After retiring from farming, Donald continued to help area farmers during the spring and fall. He and Ardelle moved to Grafton in 2007, and Donald became a resident of Lutheran Sunset Home in 2010.

Donald loved to play cards and to hunt. He was a member of the Langdon Knights of Columbus, was a township officer, and served on the board of the church and as sexton of the cemetery for St. Edward’s in Nekoma.

Surviving Donald are his wife, Ardelle; children: Peggy (Gary) Gross of Osnabrock, ND, David (Kelli) Krom of Fort Garland, CO, Gloria (John) Steckler of St. Anthony, ND, Danny (Julie) Krom of Osnabrock, Daryl (Janet) Krom of West Fargo, ND, Gary (Darlene) Krom of Grafton, Keith Krom of Thompson, ND; grandchildren: Laurie Monke, Justin Gross, Katie Horejsi, Heather Janousek, Jacqueline Krom, Emily Kline, Aaron Steckler, Kayla Krom, Brandon Krom, Kari Krom, Becky Krom, Kristi Johnston, Kylie Krom, Jennifer Krom, Kyle Krom; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters: Eva Westby and Mary Hebert; and sisters-in-law: Marie Krom and Ardy Krom.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Jalec Krom, daughter-in-law Michele Krom, and siblings: Peter, Joseph, Rudolph, Charles, Thomas, Louis, Anna and Victor.

Services will be held Friday, December 4 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon, ND.

Visitation will take place from 5-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2015 with the Rosary at 6:30 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon, ND. Visitation will also be for one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Interment – St. Edward’s Cemetery, Nekoma, ND

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So very sorry to hear of the loss of Donald- I remember many good times visiting with Peggy at her home and how welcoming the whole family was. Those were fun times. My deepest sympathies to all of you.

Amy Roder Dec 19 2015 12:00 AM

Keith and family...So sorry to hear of your loss. Please be comforted to know that many are praying for solace for you! Much love... Steph

Stephanie (Adam) Van Beek Dec 17 2015 12:00 AM

Donnie was a good friend of my parents Robert and Colleen and he and Ardelle are the godparents to my twin brother Timothy and me. They've always been so very thoughtful, and I have a pair of ceramic booties that they gave us for our birthdays in the early 1960s...a most prized possession and rememberance...I am very sorry for the loss of a great man, husband, father, uncle, and godfather...Ardelle you and your family will be in our prayers...Tom and Kate

Thomas and Kathryn Loff Dec 6 2015 12:00 AM

Ardelle and family, so sorry to read of Donny's passing. I have so many great memories of all the fun times growing up with your family. With sincere sympathy from Darrel, Julie, and Delaney Bachman.

Julie Lebrun Bachman Dec 5 2015 12:00 AM

Sorry to see about Donald. Enjoyed seeing him at the reunions in Nekoma. Our sincere simpathy to all.

Ida morris Dec 5 2015 12:00 AM

From me and my brother Larry Hallgrimson deepest sympathy and our prayers go out to your family,

Carol Hallgrimson Dec 3 2015 12:00 AM

Our sincere sympathy to the family of Donald. Our thoughts are with all of you. God's Blessings.

Grant and Betty Nelson Dec 3 2015 12:00 AM

Ardelle and family, We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers as you lay Grandpa Krom to rest. May our loving Lord wrap his comforting arms around you and carry you through these trying times.

Leon & Kitty Monke Dec 3 2015 12:00 AM

Peggy and family, I am so sorry to hear about your dads passing. Many thoughts and prayers go to you and the family. Glenn, Missy and Elijah Ludeke

Mellissa (Hjelmstad) Ludeke Dec 3 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Krom Family, I wanted to express my condolences. Peggy, David, and Gloria were a big part of my life as a child. I adored the Krom family. Best Wishes, Terrie

Terrie Flom Montgomery Dec 3 2015 12:00 AM

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