Obituary of Gunnar C. Krogh Jr.
Gunnar C. Krogh Jr., 64, died Monday, May 3, 2021, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Gunnar was born in Iowa City to Gunnar and Betty (Weekes) Krogh. He attended and graduated from City High School. Shortly after a few small jobs in Iowa City he bought his first Peterbilt Semi. He drove for Harr Trucking, Hilt trucking and Hawkeye Refrigerator Express. As an owner and operator, he drove 30 years coast to coast, amassing over 5 million miles. After a bad accident he worked as a trucker for Streb Construction locally. Upon retirement he enjoyed visits with family and friends. He also got himself an African Gray Parrot, which he enjoyed for 20 years. His bird Congo, after 20 years, just this year, laid 8 eggs. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Ruth Ann Suiter; and brother, LeRoy Krogh. He is survived by a sister, Carolyn Bickford, 2 aunts, Mildred Krogh and Betty Best, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family would like to give a special thank you to Iowa City Hospice, especially Josh, Emily, Melinda, and LeAnn as well as two special friends, Bill Graham and Tom Dornbush. In addition, the family would like to give a special thank you to the Hills and Lone Tree Fire Departments for their help with Gunnar. They so very much appreciate you all. No services are planned at this time but something celebrating Gunnar’s life and memory will be held at a later date to be announced. Memorials can be made in Gunnar’s name to the Hills Fire Department, Lone Tree Fire Department or to Iowa City Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to Gunnar’s family through the funeral home website @ www.gayandciha.com.