Obit: Krohn, Esther (1904 – 1971)


Surnames: Krohn, Sieden, Meyer, Riemer, Reimer, Zimmerman, Rozzell, Loos, Stuempke

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 04 Mar 1971

Krohn, Esther (26 NOV 1904 – 24 FEB 1971)

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 27 at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, Wausau, for Mrs. Ben Krohn, who died February 24, 1971 at Sunny Vale Nursing home following a lengthy illness. Rev. Gilbert Meyer and Rev. Ervin Sieden officiated at the services and interment was made in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau.

Mrs. Krohn, nee Esther Reimer, was born November 26, 1904, in the town of Halsey, Marathon County, Wisconsin. She received her education in the town of Hamburg and was married to Ben Krohn on July 2, 1927. To this union were born three children: Mary Jean, who died in infancy; Geraldine (Mrs. Richard Zimmerman), Mendota, Illinois; and Mary Ann (Mrs. Charles Rozzell), Alhambra, California.

She is a lifetime member of the Lutheran Church. The Krohns were also the first licensed foster parents in Wausau, and have over the past 27 years, been foster parents of 60 children. The couple worked in affiliation with the Lutheran Welfare Agency, the Catholic Social Services, and the Marathon County Welfare Society.

Survivors include her husband, two daughters, nine grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Walter Loos, Colby, and Mrs. Gene Stuempke, Elmhurst, Illinois, and one brother, Irvin Riemer, Athens.

In addition to her infant daughter, she was preceded in death by her parents.



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