Betty Ruth Krohn (June 3, 2013)

April 28, 1927 ~ June 3, 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013
2:00-8:00 PM
United Lutheran Church
Shelby, Iowa
The family will be present to greet friends from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Friday, June 7, 2013
11:00 AM
United Lutheran Church
Shelby, Iowa
Burial will be in the Shelby Cemetery, Shelby, Iowa

1 Daughter – Bonnie (David) Peters of Shelby, IA
3 Sons – Bob Krohn of Davenport, IA
Jerry (Frieda) Krohn of Goode, VA
Mike (Julie) Krohn of Ankeny, IA
2 Sisters-in-law – Bernice Nielsen of Council Bluffs, IA
Emmy Krohn of Arkansas
12 Grandchildren
4 Great-grandchildren
Nieces and Nephews
Other Relatives and Friends

Betty Ruth Krohn, the daughter of H. Chris and Johannah (Jensen) Nielsen, was born on April 28, 1927, in Underwood, Iowa. She graduated from Underwood High School in 1944, and worked for several years at Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska. On April 15, 1949, Betty married Robert Marion Krohn in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The couple lived in the area of McClelland, Iowa, and then settled in the Shelby, Iowa, area in 1960. Betty and Robert farmed for many years before moving into Shelby in 1979. Betty worked as a residential counselor for the mentally handicapped residents at REM-Leadway from 1974-1988.

Betty had a great sense of humor, was a good cook and liked to play cards. She enjoyed spending time with her family and often saved newspaper clippings about her children and grandchildren. She especially liked attending her grandchildren’s school activities. She will always be remembered for her unselfish and caring nature.

Betty R. Krohn died on Monday, June 3, 2013, at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan, Iowa, having reached the age of 86 years, 1 month, and 6 days.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert, on July 27, 1995; one grandson, David Lewis Krohn; two sisters, Dorothy and Joyce; and three brothers, Chris, Eldon “Dane”, and Orville “Cotton”. She is survived by one daughter, Bonnie (David) Peters of Shelby, Iowa; three sons, Bob Krohn of Davenport, Iowa, Jerry (Frieda) Krohn of Goode, Virginia, and Mike (Julie) Krohn of Ankeny, Iowa; two sisters-in-law, Bernice Nielsen of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Emmy Krohn of Arkansas; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

The funeral service was held on Friday, June 7, 2013, at United Lutheran Church in Shelby, Iowa, with Pastor Heather Ploen officiating. Nancy Armstrong served as the organist. Casket bearers were Bobby Krohn, Andy Krohn, Mike Krohn, Jr., Josh Krohn, Jake Krohn, and Darin Peters. Burial was in the Shelby Cemetery, Shelby, Iowa. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Shelby, Iowa, was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at

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6 Responses to Betty Ruth Krohn (June 3, 2013)

  1. Lynda Madden says:

    Bobby, Jerry, Mike, and Bonnie;

    I am so sorry for your loss. It’s something we’ve all experienced lately. I remember Aunt Betty as easy going, happy, and never ruffled about anything. She will be missed.

  2. Val Klindt Green says:

    Bonnie and Family,

    Sending you sympathy and prayers at this difficult time. I have fond memories of your Mom from our high school days. She will always be watching over you.

    Val and family

  3. Jill Feigenbutz says:

    Bonnie & Family — We are so sorry for the loss your mom. Betty was always so sweet. Please know you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Todd, Jill, Christian & Cassidy Feigenbutz

  4. Debbie Field says:

    Dear Krohn Family;

    I have such wonderful, lovely memories of your precious Mother. She always made us Gardner kids feel so very loved when we would vacation at your home. I can still see her smiling, and hear her laughing. She had such a love of life, and it showed. We were all blessed to have her as our Aunt. Didn’t we have wonderful times together? My heart and prayers are with you all during this sad season.

    With much love,

    Debbie and Greg

  5. Cheryl Overgaard says:

    Bonnie and family . . . .

    You all have our deepest sympathy. Your mom was a special lady and a great neighbor.

    Terry and Cheryl

  6. Carl & Judy Peters says:

    Dear Bonnie:
    Our prayers are with you at the loss of your Mom and to the kids at the loss of their Grandmother. Know that family and friends share in your grief and send thir love.
    Carl & Judy

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