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Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
Thursday August 25th, 2022

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Horvath Remembrance Center - Marshall
Wednesday August 24th, 2022
5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Elizabeth "Betty" Frances Krogman

Mass of Christian Burial for Elizabeth “Betty” Krogman, 91, of Marshall, will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall.  Visitation will be Wednesday, August 24, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with a CCW Rosary at 5:00 p.m. and a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m.  at the Horvath Remembrance Center in Marshall.  Visitation continues on Thursday, August 25, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. A private interment will take place at a later date.

Elizabeth “Betty” Frances (Freetly) Krogman was born on Nov 28, 1930, on a farm near Fulda, Minnesota to Glen and Anna (Baumgartner) Freetly. Betty was baptized and confirmed at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Fulda. She attended St. Gabriel School through eighth grade and graduated from Fulda High School in 1948. Betty had the honor of being Fulda’s first Homecoming Queen. After graduation, she worked for Interstate Power in Fulda, then moved to MPLS and worked in office administration.

Betty and Anthony “Corky” Krogman were married on December 28, 1953, at the Basilica of St Mary’s in Minneapolis, and they raised four sons and three daughters together. They lived in Crystal, MN until 1973, when they moved to Russell, MN. Betty began working at RSVP of Lyon County. Her career spanned decades with Region VIII North Welfare, and she retired as a child support officer in 1995 yet continued to enjoy get-togethers with her co-workers. 

Betty was a devoted member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and attended Mass daily. She was an active member of CCW and CDA, and a member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, and the Red Hat Society. Betty loved volunteering at Holy Redeemer Church and School, Prairie Home Hospice, and Avera Marshall Auxiliary Thrift Shop. She brought communion to the sick, read books to children at school, assisted with Red Cross Blood drives and spent endless hours tying quilts for the circle of love, as well as many other acts of kindness.

Betty and Corky had the opportunity to travel in their retirement. Betty felt you should go while you are still healthy. They visited Nova Scotia, Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, China, Italy, and Mexico. Betty and Corky moved to Marshall, MN in 2006 where Betty had the opportunity to meet new neighbors and pass out her famous chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes. She took great pleasure in watching and participating in the activities of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Betty was a very special person and universally loved and admired by all who had the pleasure to know her. She was strong in faith and taught generations what it meant to be a good person. She led first with love and kindness and modeled a family first life to all around her. She had a long and fruitful marriage to Corky, brought seven children into this world, and loved each of them, their spouses, her grandchildren, her grandchildren’s spouses, and her great grandchildren with her whole heart. Betty’s loss is felt through anyone who had the honor to know her. She is surely going to be met with open arms at the Golden Gates of Heaven.

Betty passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at her home in Marshall surrounded by Family. Betty is survived by her children, Kevin (Terry) Krogman, Maple Lake, MN, Karen Kaas, Marshall, MN, Diane Marsh, Ramsey, MN, Carol (Jeff) Chandler, Balaton, MN, Bob (Tami) Krogman, Owatonna, MN, Joe (Jan) Krogman, Marshall, MN, and daughter-in-law Deb Krogman, Chaska, MN, 19 grandchildren Tom (Alecia), Tara (Per), Troy (Gayle), Anna (Bryan), Diana (Rob), Liz (Spencer), Jesse (Adam), Kyle (Jenny), Kayla (Jamie), Gregory, Christopher, Ashton (Matt), Brandon, Alex (Erica), Taylor, Jon, Jordan (Jaci), Rick, Adam,  27 great-grandchildren; Emma, Abbie, Brady, Ben, Natalie, Olivia, Drew, Brayden, Colton, Cami, Nolan, Owen, Christian, Dominic, Jayden, Genevieve, Jameson, Logan, Brendan, Carter,  Finnegan, Weston, Emerick, Brylnee, Desi, Silas, and Finley, siblings; Jerry Freetly, Rochester, MN, Shirley Benson, Pelican Rapids, MN, Bob (Georgia) Freetly, Farmington, MN, Kay (Clyde) VanOort, Lindstrom, MN, and sister-in-law, Arlene Freetly, Kerkhoven, MN and many nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband Corky, son Bill, infant sister, brother, Harold, sister, Coletta, sister-in-law, Carmella, brother-in-law Ron, and one grandson, D.J. Blessed Be Her Memory.

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A candle was lit in memory of Elizabeth "Betty" Krogman

Harlan Bossen Aug 24 2022 2:21 PM

Whenever you would see Betty she would greet you with a big smile. She always made you feel she was glad to see you

Sharon Mestas Aug 17 2022 2:43 PM

It was an honor working with Betty at Human Services. She always had a smile for everyone and showed a great deal of compassion for those she worked with. My sympathies to family and friends.

Tammy VanMoer Aug 16 2022 10:41 AM

Betty, decades ago you shared your cookie salad recipe with me. Our family loves it & it's always a favorite at a potluck. *You were an incredible woman, rest in peace.

Debra Moon Aug 16 2022 9:30 AM

Betty was a lovely, energetic woman and I feel blessed to have known her during her career at Region 8 North Welfare. She will be missed by many. RIP, Betty.

Sandy Lehman Aug 15 2022 7:50 PM

We were neighbors on Brunswick in Crystal from 1970-73. Betty was so sweet. She let me use her sewing machine when mine broke and I was making kitchen curtains for my sister and had a deadline! May she rest in peace. Amen

Carol (Loch) Rusinko Aug 15 2022 2:45 PM

We have very many happy memories of Betty and Corky and their children. Our children grew up with them. You have our deepest sympathies. We will keep you all in our prayers. Jim & Judy Gfroerer - neighbors from Brunswick Ave N. in Crystal.

Jim& Judy Gfroerer Aug 15 2022 11:16 AM

Aunt Betty truly lit up a room when she entered it. Always loved her smile, positive & upbeat attitude & caring ways.
Prayers for peace to all of her family.

Paula M. Freetly Aug 13 2022 6:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Elizabeth "Betty" Krogman

Glenn &a Dianne Nelsen Aug 13 2022 5:36 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Elizabeth "Betty" Krogman

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