Lance E. Krog, age 50, of Lakeville, formerly of Tracy, passed away Friday, April 15, 2011 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis while surrounded by his loving family.
A memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 at St. Joan of Arc Church, 4537 3rd Ave. S. Minneapolis.
A memorial visitation will be held at the Tracy Area Funeral Home from 12:00-3:00 p.m. Friday, April 29. Burial will follow at Diamond Lake Cemetery near Lake Benton. Memorials are preferred to the Minnesota Bluebird Recovery Program, Minnesota Dairy Goat Association, or the pancreatic cancer organization (pancan.org). Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Lance Edward Krog was born November 1, 1960 in Tyler, Minnesota to Dale and Karen (Kragh) Krog. He was a Luther League member and was confirmed at Tracy Lutheran Church, and graduated from Tracy High School in 1979. Lance was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout, was active in Tracy Comets 4-H Club, and played in the high school band. He attended Minnesota State University Mankato before starting in a mortgage underwriting business in Minneapolis. He was vice president and Underwriting Manager for Summit Mortgage Company in Plymouth, and was Underwriter of the Year in 2001. Lance was a member of the Minnesota Bluebird Recovery Program, serving as Chairman for several years. He also belonged to the Minnesota Dairy Goat Association, and raised and exhibited Dwarf Nigerian Purebred Dairy goats. He was Minnesota State Fair Grand Champion in 2006. Lance also belonged to the Purple Martin Association. His greatest love besides his family and friends was his yard and animals.
Lance is survived by his parents Dale and Karen Krog of Tracy; sister Carla (Steve) Thein of Owatonna; niece and nephew Madelyn and Mason Thein of Owatonna; uncles: Glenn Krog of Lake Benton, Jim Kragh of Hendricks, and Paul (Geri) Kragh of Mankato; cousin Erin Kragh of New York, NY; and numerous friends. He is preceded in death by grandparents Jorgen and Selma Krog and Ralph and Velera Kragh, and uncle Edward Kragh.