Doris Krook, 79

Published 10:52pm Thursday, September 6, 2012

Doris Krook, 79
Born: June 25, 1933
Died: Sept. 5, 2012


Doris June Krook, 79, of Dowagiac, passed away Wednesday Sept. 5, 2012, at her home.

Doris’s life began June 25, 1933 in Dike, Iowa, the daughter of Andrew and Mary (Rasmussen) Sorensen. She was united in marriage to Arlen Krook on Sept. 11, 1957, in Superior, Wis, and the Krook’s enjoyed nearly 55 years of marriage together.

Doris was the co-owner and bookkeeper for Krook Container Inc. and other family enterprises, along with her husband. She loved to travel and spending winters with Arlen in Arizona. Doris cherished family functions and traveling to visit family in Minnesota. She was an avid reader and crafter.

Doris’s loving family includes her husband, Arlen of Dowagiac; children, Kay (Doug) Reist of Laingsburg, Jonie (Kirk) Patzer of Dowagiac and Angie (Steve) Ernzen of Sister Lakes; grandchildren, Darren (Stephanie) Reist, Stephanie (Bill) Nosis, Amy (Andy) Hackett, Eric (Sarah Edgerly) Patzer, Katie Ernzen and Matthew Ernzen; great-grandchildren, Kate and Andrew Nosis; a sister, Joyce VanVreede; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Huffer, and a brother, Melvin Sorensen.

Her family will gather with friends Friday, Sept, 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Yazel & Clark Chapel, where her funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. and led by Larry Brewer. She will be laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery, Dowagiac.

Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to Borgess Hospice.

Please sign her guestbook and leave a memory of Doris at

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