Patrick David Krohn, 76, of Dunlap, Iowa, formerly of East Galesburg, died on Sunday, January 26, 2014, at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Iowa.
He was born May 11, 1937, in Galesburg to Floyd and Eugenia (Woolsey) Krohn.
Pat was raised in East Galesburg and attended school at East Galesburg Elementary and Knoxville High School. He operated the Gulf Gas Station in East Galesburg with his brother, Bub. He also served as the Fire Chief in East Galesburg for 20 years. In 1959, Pat married Sandra Voeller; to this union five daughters were born, Jeanie, Tresa, Kristy, Carla and Kathleen. Pat worked at Gates Rubber Company and for the railroad. He also fabricated his own design for a sprint car and was a mechanic for race cars for a number of years. Pat moved to Denver, Colo. in 1983 and worked for Quality Cable. In 1988 he met Margaret Leibold and the two have been together since 1990. The couple lived in Denver until 2006 and then moved to Dunlap, Iowa.
Pat was a member of the Lion’s Club in East Galesburg, where he had served as the club president. In Dunlap he held the honorary title of “Biggest Liar” at the Liars’ Club Coffee Table. Pat loved to socialize and drink coffee with his friends. He would always hand you a lifesaver when he saw you.
Pat was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Oscar; sister, Betty Swanson; and brother, Floyd “Bub” Krohn.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Leibold of Dunlap; five daughters, Jeanie (Donald) Hutton of Decatur, Ill., Tresa (Kenny) Smith of Illinois, Kristy Krohn of Ocala, Fla., Carla Sward of Poulsbo, Wash., and Kathleen Krohn of Ocala, Fla.; 23 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; stepdaughters, Karen Dua of Campbell, Calif., Kelly (Dave) Crum of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Kathy (Tammy Cue) Leibold of Commerce City, Colo., sister, Sherry Bradley of Bodega Bay, Calif.; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, February 3, 2014 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel with Rev. Milton Marquith officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday at the chapel. Burial will be in the Knoxville Cemetery, Knoxville, Ill. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Hinchliff-Pearson-West.