Melvin Kron of Kron's Registered Holsteins Obituary

Melvin Kron of Kron’s Registered Holsteins Obituary

Everyone at Cowsmo would like to send their deepest condolence’s to the family and friends of Melvin. 

Melvin Kron, 76, of Evansville, IN, passed away on Friday, October 30, 2020, after a short battle with cancer. Melvin was born on January 28, 1944, to the late Helen (Kneer) and Edwin Kron.

Melvin graduated from Reitz High School and Purdue Agricultural School. He owned and operated Kron’s Registered Holsteins. He was also a Distributor for KABA/Select Sires. He was a pioneer in the dairy industry in genetics and breeding where he won many awards and bred a bull (Kron Elevation Chief Elmer) that was known worldwide. One of his many joys in life was mentoring others in the dairy community. He was one of the founders of the Southwestern Indiana Holstein Breeders, involved in the Young Dairymen Association, and served on the Armstrong Advisory Board for 35 years. He was a member of St. Paul’s UCC, German Township. Melvin was well known for his jokes and pranks and for wanting others to laugh. His greatest joy was becoming a papaw and especially having twin grandchildren born on his birthday.

He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Alvin Kron (who died on January 1, 2020); sister-in-law, Dolores Becker; brothers-in-law, Marvin Hollerbach, Charles Hollerbach, and Herb Weisman.

Melvin is survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda Hollerbach Kron; son, Matthew Kron; daughters, Melissa Kron and Megan (Ben) Hoffherr; and cherished grandchildren, Bennett, Evan, and Adelyn Hoffherr; sister, Marilyn Weisman; brothers-in-law, Alan Becker and Larry Hollerbach; sisters-in-law, Lynn Kron, Margaret Hollerbach, and Diane (Gary) Wire; step-sisters-in-law, Jean Carter and Betty Humphrey; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Due to Covid-19, there will be no visitation. Alexander North Chapel will be handling arrangements for a private funeral. A live-stream of Melvin’s service will begin at 1:50 p.m. on Saturday November 7, 2020 at www.facebook.com/funeralstreamusa. In 2021, the week after the Vanderburgh County Fair, there will be a celebration of Melvin’s life at the cattle barn where Melvin showed cattle for 65 years and spent many happy times with friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Vanderburgh 4-H Center or St. Paul’s UCC Church, German Township.

Condolences may be offered at Alexander North Chapel.

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