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A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Gaylen "Boo" Kron, 76, of Coralville, formerly of Riverside, will be held Friday January 19, 2018. 11:00 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Riverside with Father David Brownfield and Deacon Derick Cranston officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Riverside. Visitation will be held from 9:30 until 11:00 at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Friday. Boo Kron died Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for Iowa City Hospice and St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Gaylen Raymond Kron was born August 20, 1941 in Iowa City, Iowa, the only child of Raymond and Freda (Frank) Kron. He graduated from St. Mary's High School in Riverside. In August of 1984 he was united in marriage to Dolores "Dee" Kriegel in Iowa City. Boo worked at moore business forms for 30 years and also farmed. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Riverside. He also enjoyed playing cards, teasing folks, and loved farming.
Survivors include his wife Dee of Coralville, six children: Rayna (Travis) Danielson of Riverside, Jill Hartz and fiance Mark Appel of North Liberty, Bret (Amanda) Kron of Riverside, Brian (Nancy) Cassady of Iowa City, Amanda (Tim) Peffer of Seattle, WA., Nancy (Andrew) Timbs of Iowa City, seven grandchildren: Chad Klein, Dan (Rachel) Klein, Tanner and Breanna Hartz, Ana and Sara Cassady and Mariyah Kron, and one great grandson Solomon Klein.
Preceding Boo in death were his parents.
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I am so sorry for your loss. May God provide the comfort and strength that your family needs at this difficult time (2 Cor 1:3,4). Your family will be in my prayers.
Debra Jan 31 2018 12:00 AM
My sincere condolences to the family and friends, so sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in knowing that Jehovah God will soon resurrect our dear loved ones ( John 5:28-29). Oh how we long for the day when pain, suffering and death will be no more, these former things will have passed away (Revelation 21:3-5).
Bill F Jan 22 2018 12:00 AM
Dee and family, we were so sorry to hear about Boo's passing! I know he will be missed by you all along with many others. He was a fun guy to be around! We have been remembering some Kowalke parties and how he could make you laugh, Dee! You're in our prayers and our fond memories. Love from us!
Bob & Bonnie Baker Jan 17 2018 12:00 AM
So very sorry to read about Boo's passing. He had such a wonderful sense of humor and was always a fun person to be with. Jerry and I both feel grateful to have know and worked with Boo at Moore. He will truly be missed by many. Our thoughts, hearts and prayers are with Dee and her family.
Beverly and Jerry Shearer Jan 15 2018 12:00 AM
John and I have fun memories of Boo playing dominos in AZ with all of us! Boo would ride by our place calling out Gloria not my real name!! lol he was a teaser!! We love you Boo and will miss you until we meet again
Claudia & John Armstrong Jan 14 2018 12:00 AM