Donald Dean Krough was born on November 10, 1936, at home in Armstrong, Iowa to Ralph and Gertrude McAffee Krough. Don passed away on January 17, 2022, at Crawford County Memorial Hospital surrounded by family.
Don grew up in Maple Hill, Iowa, with his three younger sisters. He attended and graduated from Armstrong High School in 1955. Don then chose to attend Estherville Community College where he continued his love for sports by playing on the basketball and baseball teams. Don graduated from college and went on to a career in banking in Estherville, Iowa. He worked in banking for over 45 years.
Don married the love of his life, Marvis Jean Anderson on May 10, 1957. They were blessed with four children together: Julie, Thomas, Larry, and Karilee. Don and Marvis raised their children in Des Moines and then Fort Dodge, Iowa. During this time, the family built their dream retirement home on High Lake, Iowa. They were able to move into their dream home when Don retired in 1999. Many memories with family and friends were created here over the years. Don and Marvis eventually moved to Denison, Iowa to be closer to family.
Don was involved in Kiwanis, Emmet County Museum, an election official, Jack creek cemetery board, and various church activities through the years. Don always had a positive outlook on life and was hardly ever seen without a smile on his face. Don loved spending time with his family and friends, and never knew a stranger that didn't eventually become a friend. He loved to talk and always made an effort to include anyone in a conversation. If not telling stories, Don could be found watching his favorite baseball team, the Yankees.
Don is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Gertrude. Don is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Marvis, his children; Julie (Mark) Magennis, Tom (Becky) Krough, Larry (Cheryl) Krough, Kari (Scott) Meyer, 13 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and his three sisters, Judy, Nancy, and Ginger.
Memorial Service is 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 21, 2022 at United Presbyterian Church in Denison. Memorials may be directed to the family .