Dj Krogol

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Dj Krogol Lansing Dj Krogol, age 63, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2012 after a brief illness. He was born July 20, 1949 in Wyandotte, MI, to Stanley and Dolores Krogol. He attended school in Riverview, MI, Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit, and graduated from Michigan State. He and Lark Burger were married in 1970. He is survived by his wife, siblings, Ken, Rick, Rob, Cathy, Matt, and Don, and several nieces and nephews. He always enjoyed being "Uncle Dj." A player and teacher of highland bagpipes, he grew up in an environment where the pipes were an integral part of family get-togethers. He began to play at age seven when he joined the St. Andrews Pipe Band in Detroit. In 1995 Dj was honored with a Michigan Heritage Award for his skill as a piper and his dedication to the preservation of this musical form through performances and teaching. He was awarded several Michigan Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grants to further this tradition in Michigan. In addition to performing at numerous private and public events, he taught the pipes at Hillsdale College as well as working with individual students. Active in theater for many years, he was the first managing director of the Riverwalk Theatre in Lansing. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, backpacking, and commiserating with his mother-in-law about the Cubs. No services at this time. Memorial donations may be made to: The Oasis, P.O. Box 2166, Scottsdale, AZ 85252

Published in Lansing State Journal on Nov. 14, 2012
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