Francis H. “Charlie” Krogmeier, 96, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at the West Point Care Center. He was born on January 7, 1923 in Fort Madison, IA to Steve & Katherine Hermes Krogmeier.
He married Mary Ann Meierotto on September 9, 1947 in Houghton, IA. She preceded him in death on March 2, 2019. He was a lifelong dairy farmer and was a member of Holy Family Parish, Knights of Columbus, served on the parish council, was a longtime trustee of West Point Township and was a Farm Bureau member. He enjoyed woodworking, puzzles, playing cards, traveling and he especially enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren & great grandchildren. In his younger years, he hunted, bowled and enjoyed mushroom hunting.
Charlie is survived by: 5-daughters: Linda (Steve) Bantz of Columbia, MO, Irene (Gene) Lucas of Bettendorf, IA, Phyllis (Kent) Seymour of Liberty, IL, Joan (Roger) Moeller of West Point, IA & Julie (John Head) Davis of Frisco, TX; 3-sons: David (Denise) Krogmeier of Fort Madison, IA, Steve (Jane) Krogmeier of The Villages, FL & Ralph (Colleen) Krogmeier of Donnellson, IA; 20-grandchildren; 20-great grandchildren; 1-sister: Emerald “Em” Stevenson of Burnside, IL; 1-sister in law: Hilda Krogmeier of Fort Madison, IA & 1-brother in law: Joe Meierotto of West Point, IA. He was preceded in death by: his parents, wife, 1-grandson, 5-brothers & 5-sisters.
A visitation will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 4, 2019 with a wake service to immediately follow at 6:00 p.m. at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory. The funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019 at Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Joseph Phung officiating. Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Cemetery. A memorial has been established for the Iowa Chapter of ALS or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences Charlie’s family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com.