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Melvin A Kron

January 28, 1944October 30, 2020
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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 www.AlexanderNorthChapel.com.

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William Beck

November 3, 2020

Linda and Family,

We were so sorry to read of your loss. May the God and Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with you and comfort you.


Bill & Vickie Beck

Mary Jo Hoefling Borst

November 3, 2020

So sorry to hear of Melvin passing. Your family are in my prayers. I have many childhood memories of this good family. From helping us with picking up haw and straw. To hunting with my dad and Uncle Earl. Great neighbors. We will treasure those great times that formed us to the adults we are. God be with you all

Glen Reisinger

November 3, 2020

While it has been many years I always enjoyed working for Melvin during hay baling season. Melvin always turned a hot and dirty job into fun. Melvin was a great neighbor.

Glen Reisinger

Kevin Wells

November 2, 2020

Linda and family we are so very sorry for your loss are prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Kevin and Diane

Bruce Ungethiem

November 1, 2020

Linda and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I got to know Melvin and you through the CORE effort and I always appreciated Melvin's support as well as his opinions and his sense of humor.
I hope you take comfort in the fact that Melvin and you made a positive difference in many rural peoples lives in Vanderburgh County for generations to come.
Our thought and prayers are with you.

Carl Schmitz

November 1, 2020

We've worked together, owned several outstanding cows together, traveled all over, and shared many laughs. Melvin will be missed in Southwest Indiana and around the nation. We've had our fun; now rest in peace.

Your Holstein brother,
Carl Schmitz

Roxann Weyer

November 1, 2020

Linda, Matt, Missy, Megan, Ben,
Where to begin on the memories of Uncle Melvin. TeePee 101, miking cows, gifts at Christmas, water balloons at the fair, the sling shot and water balloons. Tying things on the back of people car and watch them drive away. Anytime I think of Uncle Melvin it will always put a smile on my face. RIP Melvin.
Love to you all,
His Rocky

Pat Johnson Harms

November 1, 2020

Linda, I am so sorry to learn of Melvin’s passing.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Your long time friend on Harmony Way,
Pat

Bob Meyerholtz

October 31, 2020

Linda and Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of a great friend. My prayers are with you. Many times over the years the twins were discussed concerning the late night activities of Melvin and Alvin. Always ending with a great laugh. His achievements with the Holsteins were known across the country. Well done good friend.

Maury Cox

October 31, 2020

My deepest condolences for your loss. Melvin was a blessing to everyone he met. He greatly enriched my life when I worked for KABA Select Sires. I always felt at home when I visited and he and your family made me feel like I was a part.
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief.
Maury

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