Robert Kroll, 76

Robert Kroll, a resident of Little Falls, passed away Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at his home in Little Falls.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Sobieski, with Father Jimmy Joseph officiating. Burial was at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery north of Little Falls. Military honors were provided by the Little Falls VFW Post #1112.

Robert (Bob) Kroll was born April 10, 1935, in Royalton, the 12th of 15 children of the late Paul and Mary (Czech) Kroll. He attended District 29A Country School and graduated from Royalton High School in 1953. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1954 where in he served in Landstuhl, Germany, at the General Hospital as a medical technician. He was honorably discharged in 1956. He then worked on the ore boats on Lake Superior. He was united in marriage to Darlene Kris, Nov. 10, 1958, in Little Falls. They made their home in St. Charles, Ill., where he worked in some factories and did landscaping. In 1962, they moved back to Little Falls and he worked for Northern Pacific Railroad, building bridges. In 1964 he worked at Hennepin Paper in Little Falls. After six years there, he went to agricultural school for four years and started dairy farming. In 1995, he retired and they built a house on part of their land. He loved fishing, playing cards, bowling, working in his woodshop, watching the Minnesota Twins baseball team, playing his concertina and spending time with family. Robert was a member of St. Stanislaus Church in Sobieski, and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and VFW Post 1112.

Robert Kroll is survived by his wife, Darlene; child-ren, Cindy (Lowell) Haagenson of Sauk Rapids, Wayne (Jackie) Kroll of Little Falls, Vernon (Gayla) Kroll of Little Falls, Tammy (Dave) Schlumpberger of Bowlus, and Sue (Todd) Berg, of Randall; siblings, Leonard Kroll of Greenfield, Wis., Edward (Milly) Kroll of Pierz, Lorraine (Karl) Wohlers of Boulder City, Nev., Helen Owen of Hugo and Richard of Geneseo, Ill.; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Mary Kroll; brothers Valentine, Matt, Mike, Alex, Clarence and Ambrose; sisters, Tillie Nickason, Leona Kroll, Dolores Ewing; and granddaughter, Julie Stoltman.

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