John E. Kroll Sr. passed away Friday morning, March 30, 2018, at Bishop Noa Home surrounded by his loving family.
John was born August 10, 1926 in Escanaba, the son of Michael and Rose (Vankas) Kroll. He graduated from St. Joseph High School. John served in the Merchant Marines during World War II before moving to Milwaukee. While living in Milwaukee, he worked for the railroad.
He was united in marriage to Catherine (Rose) Kroll in 1951 at All Saints Catholic Church. Together they made their home in Escanaba raising their 3 children. John retired in 1987 from Doctor’s Park as Maintenance Director.
John enjoyed gardening, cooking and fishing. His sense of humor will be greatly missed.
In addition to his loving wife of 67 years, Catherine, he is further survived by:
2 Sons: John (Lori) Kroll Jr. of Gladstone, MI
Mark (Carol) Kroll of Libby, Montana
1 Daughter: Mary Beth (John) LaPorte of Escanaba, MI
1 Brother-In-Law: Bud Reese of Escanaba, MI
Grandchildren: Courtney Anthony, Robert Anthony, Benjamin (Christine) Kroll, Emily Kroll, Megan Kroll, and Allison Kroll.
Great Grandchildren: Abby, Benjamin, and Catherine Kroll
And Several Nieces and Nephews
John was preceded in death by:
Mother and Father-In-Law: Anton (Elizabeth) Rose
Brothers: Frank (Katie) Kroll, Joseph (Aileen) Kroll
Infant Brother and Infant Sister: Mary and Michael Kroll
Sisters: Ann (Milton) McGovern, Sophie (William) Ettenhofer, Ruby (Earl) Gustafson, and Caroline Reese
Brother-In-Law: Louis Bartol
Sisters-In-Law: Mary E. Rose, Margaret Bartol
Family will receive friends Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Escanaba. Mass of Christian burial will follow visiting hours at 3:00 PM at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Escanaba. A luncheon will follow in the church hall. John will be laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Bishop Noa Home or St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Kroll family.