Gordon E. Krogh, 90, of South Sioux City died Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at home of natural causes. His body has been bequeathed to the Mayo Foundation, Rochester, MN, for education and medical research. Mohr & Becker-Hunt Funeral Home is in charge of transportation arrangements. There will be no memorial service or visitation at the present time.
Gordon Ervine Krogh was born January 1, 1932, in Sioux City, Iowa, son of Ervine N. and Vera (Brown) Krogh. He was a lifelong resident of South Sioux City, Nebraska. He graduated as valedictorian of South Sioux City High School in 1949 and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he was a member of Kappa Sigma social fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity, and Beta Gamma Sigma national business honorary. He was a cadet in the ROTC program and received a commission in the USAF upon graduation in 1953. He served two years active duty in the U.S. Air Force at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey and six years in the USAF Reserves in Sioux City, Iowa, and retired with the rank of Captain. Upon his return to South Sioux City he was employed in the family-owned hardware store, Krogh’s Coast to Coast, and marine business, Krogh’s Marine. He semi-retired in the early 2000’s, but continued to liquidate inventory and maintain rental properties.
While serving in the USAF in New Jersey, he met Florida native, Jane Shepard, who was there for four months of temporary employment. They dated steadily until her return to Florida, then the romance continued long distance. He and Jane were married on April 29, 1956, in Mt. Pleasant, Florida. To this union two sons were born.
He was a life-long member of First Lutheran Church where he served two terms on the Church Council and frequently served as usher. In the 1960’s he was a charter member of the first South Sioux City Jaycees club, which he served as president and a state chairman. He was a member of the South Sioux City Rotary Club for 35 years from 1975, serving as president and chairman of various committees. He was awarded a Paul Harris fellowship in 1995.
He was an avid sports fan attending most University of Nebraska football games, as well as many Husker women’s volleyball games. He was a licensed private pilot and enjoyed flying his Stinson 150 Voyager. He enjoyed reading sports and business news and watching football on TV, traveling, cruising, Canadian fishing trips, auctions, and attending concerts and theatrical productions.
And while, he is no longer physically among us, the memory of his jovial wit, his genial smile, his warm handclasp, his love of family and community, and his kind and gracious acts are forever engraved in the hearts of his innumerable friends.
Survivors include his wife, Jane; two sons, David Krogh and his Lady Lisa Cornell of Dakota City, NE, and Rodney and his wife Dawn Krogh of Lincoln, NE; and three grandsons Christian David, Christopher Isaac, and David Joshua Krogh.