Donald M. Cronk, 1926-2005
Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 1/28/2009 at 18:14:53
Donald M. Cronk the son of Earl and Henrietta (Laatz) Cronk was born March 18, 1926 in Armstrong, Iowa. He passed away Thursday, September 1, 2005 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota at the age of 79.
He received his education in the Armstrong school. Donald served overseas in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean Conflict.
On January 21, 1955, he was united in marriage to Mary Patterson in Ringsted, Iowa. Following their marriage, the couple made their home in rural Armstrong where Donald was engaged in farming. Mary died December 1, 2000.
Donald was a member of United Methodist Church in Armstrong and the V.F.W. He served as Clerk for the Armstrong Grove Township for several years. For hobbies, he enjoyed playing golf, pool and cards.
Left to cherish Donald's memory are his children, Lori Larsen and her husband, Jon and their daughters, Jennie and Julie; Brian Cronk and his wife, Jackie and their children, Jimmy and Becky all of Armstrong; Lisa Cronk and her son, Christopher of St. Joseph, Missouri; one brother, Melvin Cronk and his wife, Dorothy of Armstrong; sisters, Lois Corderman of Moberly, Missouri; Marlene Hittesdorf and her husband, James of Waco, Texas; sister-in-law, Helen Gilchrist of St. Joseph, Missouri; and also by several nieces and nephews.
He has been preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
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