Orville Krohn, 89

Orville W. Krohn, age 89, of New Prague, died peacefully on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

Orville was born December 20, 1923, in Helena Township to Helmer and Anna (Krueger) Krohn. He was baptized and confirmed at Lanesburgh Lutheran Church and attended New Prague Area Schools. Orville served in the Army during World War II and was discharged in 1945. Orville married Violet Gruetzmacher on August 29, 1950, in Montgomery, and the couple farmed in Helena Township until he retired on October 1, 1987, when they moved to Sanborn Drive in rural Montgomery. They eventually moved to a townhome in New Prague. Orville loved playing cards, gardening, walking the dogs, bowling, and visiting with friends.

Orville is survived by his wife, Violet, of 63 years; two sisters, Delores Dvorak of New Prague and Yvonne Marek of Prior Lake; many nieces and nephews and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church with Reverend Henry Koch officiating. Military honors were conducted.

Visitation was held Monday, December 9th from 4 - 8 p.m. at Bruzek Funeral Home in New Prague and one hour prior to service at church. Burial took place immediately following service, at Friedens Lutheran Cemetery.

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