Kenneth F. Krofta
Kewaunee – Kenneth F. Krofta, age 101, lifetime Kewaunee County resident, entered eternal life early Saturday morning, April 2, 2022.
Kenneth was born October 9, 1920 in the town of Carlton, Kewaunee County, to Joseph and Anna (Lodl) Krofta. He graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1938. He worked for several years as an outside machinist, building submarines for Manitowoc Shipbuilding. Kenny then attended the Merchant Marines Academy and served on several ships during WWII. At the end of the war on August 15th, he was honorably discharged from the Naval Reserve, but continued sailing taking American servicemen back to the United States and taking the German prisoners back to Germany. He returned home in June of 1946.
On September 10, 1946, he married Rose Wojta at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Tisch Mills. Together, the couple enjoyed farming, raising mink, traveling and fishing. Kenny also continued to work for Manitowoc Equipment Works and Manitowoc Ice for 34 years. His wife, Rose, preceded him in death on May 21, 2014. Kenneth was a member of St. Isidore the Farmer Catholic Parish in Tisch Mills, the Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion.
He is survived by many nieces, nephews, good neighbors and friends.
In addition to his wife, Rose, he was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, April 9, 2022 at St. Petersburg. Isidore the Farmer Catholic Church, Tisch Mills. Rev. Dennis Drury will officiate the Mass of Christian Burial, assisted by pastoral minister, Christal Wavrunek. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery, with military graveside honors performed by members of American Legion Robinson Post #538 of Carlton.
Friends may call at the church Saturday morning from 9:00 until 11:00 am There will be no Friday evening visitation.
Lambert-Eckert Funeral Home of Michigan is assisting the Krofta family with funeral arrangements.
Special thanks to the caring staff of River’s Bend Health & Rehabilitation for the wonderful care provided to Kenneth during his very short time he spent there. Many thanks also to Heartland Hospice for their professionalism and compassion extended to Kenneth.
Posted online on April 07, 2022
Published in Green Bay Press Gazette, Kewaunee County Star-News, Herald Times Reporter