Donald (Donnie) Eugene Krohn Jr., passed away peacefully at his home in Peoria, Arizona on September 11, 2010 with his family by his side. Donnie put up an amazing fight with pancreatic cancer. Donnie was born in Decatur, IL on October 26, 1952 to Donald Sr. and Jeanette Krohn. He moved to Phoenix on June 12, 1964. He graduated from Washington High School in 1970.
Donnie is survived by his wife of 39 years, Barbara Krohn, parents Donald Sr. and Jeanette Krohn of Peoria, one brother Dan (wife Sandy), three sisters Decky Runnels (husband Bryan), Deone McClure (husband Bob) Debbie Howard (husband Mike), brother in law and sister in law George and Ali Hicks. Donnie was an amazing son, husband, brother and uncle. He has five nephews, five nieces, eleven great nieces and nephews, and three god children.
Donnie worked at Shamrock Foods for 14 ½ years. Donnie and Barb moved to Colorado Springs in 1987. They were co-owners of a successful window covering business (Krohn's Coverings) with brother Dan and sister in law Sandy. They sold the business in 2000 and moved back to Phoenix. Donnie went back to work at Shamrock Foods doing inventory control until he retired and moved to Dewey, AZ. He continued to raise mini horses which he always had a passion for. He started a horse ranch for miniature horses called Broken K Miniatures. He was a member of American Miniature Horse Association. He bred many horses and won Grand National Champion with one of his horses.
When Donnie was diagnosed with cancer, he donated all of his horses to Sunshine Children's Home in Mesa, AZ. Donnie lived his dreams and passed away with no regrets. Donnie you will always have a special place in our hearts and will be deeply missed. The five Krohn kids are forever.
A very special thank you to Jennifer Milham from Hospice of AZ, Sue McNees and Dave Bundy of Apple Tree Care Center. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Hospice of Arizona. There will be a graveside service at 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 18, at Resthaven Park Cemetery, 6450 W. Northern Avenue, Glendale. Following the service, a celebration of life reception will be held at a family member's home. For more information please contact West Resthaven Funeral Home at (623) 939-8394. Condolences may be offered at www.westresthavenfuneralhome.com