Russell Krohn Jr.


Russell Lewis Jr.

Russell Lewis Krohn, Jr., 74, of Toledo peacefully passed on January 4, 2013. He exited this world as he lived, surrounded in love by his family. He was born November 3, 1938, in Toledo to the late Russell L. and Stella (Koczarowski) Krohn. A veteran of the United States Air Force he was stationed in Alaska at the time Alaska became a state. Russell began his career working for Jeep for 7 years, then went to work at General Motors Powertrain in Toledo for 30 years retiring in 2000. He enjoyed polka music, fixing cars, collecting coins, making jokes, going to the casino and playing cards, especially euchre with his late father-in-law. He was a member of UAW Local 14, Collingwood Damascus Lodge #643, the Zenobia Shrine and it's Arab Patrol and the Maumee Senior Center.

Russell was preceded in death by his son, Russell L. Krohn III; infant daughter, and sister, Marcella Doak. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Nancy; daughter, Jennifer Krohn; son, Robert (Amy) Krohn; grandchildren, Alex, Addie and Chris Krohn and Nick Gonia; sisters, Beverly Snyder, Melva Barboza and Rose (Robert) Dunn; brothers, Robert (Darlene) Krohn and Marvin (Kathy) Krohn, and a host of extended family members including nieces, nephews and in-laws whom he dearly loved.

Friends may visit the family on Monday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. in the Walker Funeral Home 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey) where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Collingwood Damascus Lodge of F & AM will conduct services Monday at 7:30 p.m. The family suggests memorials to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 4041 W. Sylvania Ave. Suite LL6 Toledo, Ohio 43623. Condolences may be shared with the family at

Funeral Home

Walker Funeral Home & Crematory
5155 West Sylvania Avenue Toledo, OH 43623
(419) 841-2422

Published in Toledo Blade on Jan. 6, 2013