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Brian John Krog

April 13, 1949 February 23, 2019
Brian John Krog
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Brian Krog, age 69, of Lake Benton, MN passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2019 in the result of a farm accident. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at St. John Cantius Catholic Church, Wilno, MN. Burial will be at a later date at the Diamond Lake Cemetery, Lake Benton, MN. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service on Friday, March 1, 2019 at St. John Cantius Catholic Church, Wilno, MN. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. The Houseman Funeral Home in Canby is entrusted with the arrangements.

Brian John Krog was born to Arnold and Aletta (Gacke) Krog on April 13, 1949 in Tyler, MN. He graduated from Lake Benton High School in 1967 and continued his education at Canby Technical College to become a Diesel Technician.

On June 6, 1970, Brian was united in marriage to Patricia Kay Ochocki at Ss. Peter and Paul, Ivanhoe, MN. Shortly thereafter he began farming near Lake Benton, MN. He took great pride in raising four boys and growing crops and livestock on the farm.

Brian served on the Southwest Minnesota Dairy Board, church council at St. John Cantius and the Rosary Society. He was a member of the Red Power chapter and the Two-Cylinder Club. He enjoyed participating in the tractor caravan and one year he custom built a buddy-seat for his wife to ride along on the Super M-TA Diesel.

Brian held many jobs over the years, developing his skills and friendships. He drove school bus and drove truck for various construction companies. In the 1980s he obtained his boilers license, which allowed him to run steam engines and be an avid volunteer for the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion in Rollag, MN. Some of his favorite things to do in Rollag were to drive the people wagon, showing spectators how history has evolved, and playing in the big sandbox with his dozer.

He recently spent time helping his good friends with the construction of the “150 Case” steam engine that was featured at Andover, SD, this September. Brian loved to work for a good cause to preserve history in agriculture. He marveled at how old timers worked and used their resources. He often jokingly stated he was born 50 years too late.

Brian loved preserving history in the mechanical sense and was a walking historian. Brian had a soft spot for fixing farm machinery that was abandoned or neglected. He hosted many “straw days” and “plow days” on the Krog farm. He was happy when he could hook up his Farmall M to the thresher and have his boys, grandchildren, neighbors and friends be actively involved on his farm.

Brian enjoyed coming home to his loving wife who always had supper on the table, and she enjoyed baking some of Brian’s favorite foods such as; pie, Ponczki and Kringler.

To Brian, there was nothing better than raising kids on a farm and having a Farmall M to put to work each day.

Grateful for having shared Brian’s life are his wife of 48 years, Pat; sons: Kelly (Nancy) Krog, Matthew (Jeanene) Krog, and Scott (Kyndall) Krog; grandchildren: Nathan (Shelby), Nicholas, Hannah, Ryan, Rachael, Jennifer, Molly, Megan, Taryn, McKenna, Kinsley, Teigan, Hadli, Aubri and Brielle; sisters Marcia (John) Copeland and Kathleen Krog and numerous nephews.
Waiting to greet him in Heaven is his oldest son, Kenneth; his parents, Arnold and Aletta Krog; brother, Colin Krog; and his in-laws, Joseph and Doris Ochocki.

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5:00 PM 3/1/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/1/2019 7:00:00 PM
St. John Cantius Catholic Church

3069 Kowno
Wilno, MN 56142

A Prayer Service will begin at 7:00 p.m.

St. John Cantius Catholic Church
3069 Kowno Wilno 56142 MN
United States





10:30 AM 3/2/2019 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 3/2/2019 11:30:00 AM
St. John Cantius Catholic Church

3069 Kowno
Wilno, MN 56142

Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service at the church

St. John Cantius Catholic Church
3069 Kowno Wilno 56142 MN
United States

Cemetery Details


Diamond Lake Final Resting Place

2150 US Hwy 75
Lake Benton, MN 56149

2150 US Hwy 75 Lake Benton 56149 MN
United States

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