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Larry Krogen

Aug. 15, 1947-Feb. 22, 2009

Larry A. Krogen, 61, Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, February 22, 2009 at Innovis Hospital in Fargo.

Larry A. Krogen was born to Arnold and Fern (Norman) Krogen on Aug. 15, 1947 in Pelican Rapids. He grew up and attended school in Hawley, graduating from Hawley High School. He then served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War, from 1965-69. On June 24, 1969 he married Ellen Skeen in California. They later moved to Lake Park.

Larry attended the Detroit Lakes Vocational and Technical College. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Ames Sand and Gravel in Felton, Minn., for many years. He later worked for Merle Hough of Detroit Lakes. Larry liked to tinker with cars, and enjoyed attending car shows. He was very friendly and outgoing, had a great sense of humor, and liked to tell stories. He was a member of the West Fargo VFW.

Surviving Larry are his son, Daniel (Jane) Krogen of Osage; three daughters, Heidi (Ben) Gunter and Cindy (Donny) Saice, both of Detroit Lakes, and Andrea (Brian Hildreth) Krogen of Fargo; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; mother, Fern Krogen of Detroit Lakes; and one brother, Irving (Marly) Norman of North Carolina. His father, Arnold Krogen, preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27 at the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes with a 7 p.m. prayer service.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday Feb. 28 at Park Lutheran Church, rural Lake Park, with the Rev. Jim Greene officiating.

Casketbearers will be Gary Larson, Gary Gunderson, Gene Miller,

Daniel Krogen, Harlow Krogen and Jim Simon.

Burial will be in Park Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Lake Park.

Arrangements have been entrusted to West-Kjos Funeral Home of Detroit Lakes. Those wanting to share memories and condolences are invited to use the funeral home's online the messages of sympathy section at