Keith E. Krogstad, 84, of Preston, died on November 6, 2017, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, Minn.
Visitation will be held at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston, Minn., on Friday, November 10 from 9:30-11 a.m. with an 11 a.m. service to follow. Pastor Dan Bredberg will be officiating. Burial will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Keith was born in Carimona Township on September 7, 1933, to Gerhard and Anna (Ramaker) Krogstad. He graduated from Preston High School, where he was a member of the champion football team. On September 5, 1952, Keith was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Shirley Barnes, in Preston. He was enlisted in the United States Army from December 1951 to December 1953, stationed in Colorado and Wisconsin. Keith spent his life working on the farm in Carimona Township, and he resided there all his life except for nine years when he resided in Rochester, Minn. He enjoyed spending his spare time hunting, fishing, playing cards, and traveling.
Keith is survived by his daughter, Janet (Mike) Erdman of Lakeville, Minn.; three grandchildren: Katie (Nick) Kaiser of Minnetonka, Minn., Faith (Joel) Krogstad of St. Paul, Minn., and Eli Erdman of Minneapolis, Minn., and three great-grandchildren: Sula Krogstad, Espen Krogstad, and Miles Kaiser.
Keith was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Shirley (Barnes) Krogstad on June 15, 2016, a daughter, Patty Krogstad on October 18, 1975, and a half-brother Arnold Kruegel on April 21, 1994.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Gillette Children’s Foundation at 200 University Ave E St. Paul, Minn. 55101 or to Christ Lutheran Church in Preston, Minn.
Online condolences may be left at www.hindthudekfuneralhomes.com.