VERONA – Donovan LeRoy Krohn, age 85, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, November 26, 2012. Don was born in Lancaster, WI to Bert and Grace Krohn on March 19, 1927. Donovan graduated from Lancaster High School in 1944 and after a semester at U.W. Madison he enlisted in the Army. Don served 4 years in Berlin, Germany during WWII. Don was united in marriage to Helen Leibfried on August 27, 1949 at St. Clements. They farmed for 6 years in Lancaster until he was accepted into the State Patrol at which time they moved to Verona in 1956. After 6 years on patrol, Don took an administrative position with the D.O.T and was instrumental in passing The Wisconsin Lemon Law; retiring in 1988. Don did volunteer work for the Verona Senior Center for 20 years for which he was recently honored. Don enjoyed his retirement years spending summers in Minocqua with Helen, fishing, playing cards, calling bingo and shooting billiards with friends. Don will be remembered for his humor, friendly smile and warm personality.
Donovan is survived by his wife of 63 years, Helen; children, Katherine of Verona, Kristine (Marty) Simpson of Sebring, FL, Karen Markwardt of LaCrosse and Dan (Carey) of Mt. Horeb; grandsons, Graham, Shelby, Jason, Cory, Kevin and Hunter; great-grandsons, Jake and Jared; sister, Phyliss (Tom) Moris. Further survived by many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents and daughter Sharon.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. ANDREW CATHOLIC CHURCH, 301 N. Main St., Verona, at 10:30AM on Friday, November 30, 2012, with Father William Vernon presiding. Visitation will be held at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 220 Enterprise Drive, Verona, from 4:00PM – 7:00PM on Thursday, November 29, 2012, and also at the church from 9:30AM until time of Mass on Friday. Burial will be at St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to a charity of your choice.