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780 12th St. SW
P.O. Box 822
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4903
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Lois Krekow

Lois Catherine Krekow (Kroeger)

Monday, April 5th, 1926 - Saturday, January 11th, 2020
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. Lois C. Krekow, 93, of rural Marcus, Iowa passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Orange City Area Health. A Celebration of Life service will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Marcus, Iowa. Rev. David Doellinger will officiate. Burial will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Marcus. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 7, 2020 at the Earnest – Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus. The family will be present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the service on Saturday. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through

Lois Catharine Krekow was born on April 5, 1926 in Le Mars, Iowa, the daughter of Otto and Emma (Peters) Kroeger. She was Baptized and Confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Marcus, Iowa. She graduated from Remsen High School and later attended Westmar College in Le Mars where she received a degree in Education. Following college, Lois accepted a position as a Junior High School Principal at Sutherland, Iowa.

On September 3, 1950, Lois and Charles Scott Krekow were united in marriage at Christ Lutheran Church in Remsen, Iowa. Together they farmed south of Marcus. Lois also worked at Farmers State Bank in Marcus and retired as an assistant vice president after 23 years.

Lois began as a church organist in August of 1947. She played for numerous church services, wedding and funerals. Along with playing, she taught Sunday School and was a Choir Director. She served on the Marcus Public Library Board for many years and was a 40 year member of the Tourist Club. Lois also assisted with the origination of the Arts and Crafts department at the Marcus Fair. Her interests included music, reading, bird watching, flower gardening and her beloved West Highland White Terriers.

Grateful to have shared her life is her daughter, Kay Krekow and her husband, Dr. Harry Dunstan of Derwood, Maryland; a step grandson, Nick Dunstan of Washington, DC; several cousins; and a good friend and special great nephew, Kory Kroeger of Remsen, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Krekow on September 4, 2015, a daughter, Deborah Krekow-Nelson; and a brother, Elmer Kroeger.

Memorials may be directed to the Marcus Public Library or Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Marcus.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 7th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, August 7th, 2020 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home
    206 E. Pine
    MARCUS, IA 51035
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    The family will be present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the service on Saturday.
  • Service

    Saturday, August 8th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, August 8th, 2020 1:00pm
    Trinity Lutheran Church
    5289 C Ave
    MARCUS, IA 51035
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    Rev. David Doellinger
  • Interment

    Trinity Lutheran Cemetery Rural Marcus
    5400 C Ave
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Beth Kingdon

Posted at 02:28pm
Lois was quite the character, and a warm and caring person. She was a pillar in the community and I enjoyed getting to know her through the Library. She will be missed. Our sympathies go out to her family.

Debra Jorgensen

Posted at 06:39pm
My sympathy to Lois's family she is celebrating in heaven now God be with you and give you comfort

Justine Hayslett

Posted at 11:02am
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Luci Ferrin

Posted at 02:43pm
So, Very sorry for your loss. I have so many memories of your mom through basket ball and 4-H. Hang on to your memories! My Deepest sympathies to all of your families!

Lori Schnoes

Posted at 12:13pm
Kay, sorry to hear of your mother's passing.

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