William Krohg
William Krohg

Obituary of William Krohg

Krohg, William Bernerd “Bill,” age 90 of Bloomington, Minnesota passed away peacefully and went to meet his Lord on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2020. Bill was born on November 18, 1930 in Clearbrook, Minnesota to Christian and Nora (Ness) Krohg. His father died when he was four years old and he was raised by his widowed mother in Fosston, Minnesota until graduating in 1948. Bill enlisted in the Army, and was discharged from the Air Force, serving at Walter Reed Medical Hospital in Washington, DC, during the Korean War years. While at Walter Reed, Bill had the privilege of meeting President Truman, a memory he would cherish throughout his life. After being discharged, Bill attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and graduated in 1956 with a degree in Music. While at Concordia, Bill was a member of the Concordia Choir under the direction of Paul J. Christiansen. During choir rehearsals, he spotted a soprano, Borghild Bringedahl, who became the love of his life. Bill and Borgie married on June 9, 1956, embarking on a beautiful marriage of 64 years. Bill started out teaching music in the Barnum, Minnesota schools and then transitioned to selling insurance for 30 years in the Twin Cities area. Bill and Borgie raised three sons in homes in Richfield and Bloomington. In 1986, they moved to Colorado Springs and lived there for 18 years. They moved back to Bloomington in 2004 to be closer to family. Throughout his life, Bill’s story-telling and joke-telling were legendary. His smile would always light up the room, and he enjoyed making everyone smile and laugh, especially strangers. Bill and Borgie were always very active in the church. Bill was also involved in Kiwanis and Opportunity Workshop. He had a wonderful singing voice, and spent many years singing in church choirs, vocal groups, and as a soloist at countless funerals. Bill is survived by his loving wife Borgie, sister Arnelda Southworth, three sons and daughters-in-law, Paul (Annette) Krohg, Gary (Jeany) Krohg, and Thomas (Janelle) Krohg, eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and eleven siblings. The family will hold a private ceremony at Fort Snelling, and hope to have a celebration of life service next summer. Memorials are preferred to Bloomington Covenant Church, 10150 Xerxes Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431.
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