SYCAMORE-The Rev. Canon Robert A. Krogman passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, after a brief illness near his home in Sycamore, Ill.
Born in Oak Park, Ill., he studied at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. before attending Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he found his calling and met the love of his life who would become his wife and partner of 57 years.
"Rev. Bob" to some, and "Father Krogman" to others, his sharp wit couldn't hide his deep compassion and faith. The world was his parish as he ministered to those in need without consideration given as to whether he had seen them in a pew on the preceding Sunday.
The large majority of his pastoral career spanned 37 years at St. James the Less Episcopal Church in Northfield, Ill. He saw the parish grow and thrive from its humble beginnings in the cafeteria of Sunset Ridge School into a community of faith and welcome. He was subsequently called to other places in the larger Northern Illinois Episcopal community, in places as far reaching as Sycamore, Dundee, Rockford and points beyond.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Lisbeth; children, Mark, David, John, Francie and William; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at St. James the Less Episcopal Church, 550 Sunset Ridge Road in Northfield.
The family has asked, in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to a