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In Memory of

Lester LeRoy Krohn

July 30, 1927 - December 5, 2011

Obituary


Lester Krohn, age 84, passed away early Monday morning from complications surrounding bone cancer. Lester was born in Los Angeles, CA , and grew up in Illinois. After completing high school in Joliet, Illinois, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy. He served for 3 years and experienced action aboard an LST landing ship in the Pacific during World War II. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Colorado, married Doris Elaine Miller Krohn, and they raised three sons, Gregory, Russell and Daniel Krohn. Just after celebrating 50 years...

Lester Krohn, age 84, passed away early Monday morning from complications surrounding bone cancer. Lester was born in Los Angeles, CA , and grew up in Illinois. After completing high school in Joliet, Illinois, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy. He served for 3 years and experienced action aboard an LST landing ship in the Pacific during World War II. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Colorado, married Doris Elaine Miller Krohn, and they raised three sons, Gregory, Russell and Daniel Krohn. Just after celebrating 50 years of marrage, Doris passed away unexpectedly in 1998. Later Lester married the widowed God Mother of his sons, Elizabeth Walters Krohn. Lester joined the Pure Oil Company in 1950 and completed a successful 35 year career as Chemist, Chief Engineer, Refinery Manager, and finally Vice President for Unocal Corporation. He was active in his homeowners associations and served as Chairperson of the Bentwater Municipal Utilities District. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Conroe.
Mr. Krohn is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Krohn, his sister, Joann Barnard and Husband Harmon Barnard of Wheaton, Illinois, his son Gregory S. Krohn (wife Kathryn) their children: Ryan. Sophia, Christopher of Acworth Georgia, his son Russell L. Krohn (wife Barbara), their daughter, Kathryn of Houston, Texas, and his son Daniel A. Krohn (wife Joanne) and their children Kyle, Jackie, Kellie of Houston, Texas