David Kroll

June 15, 1943June 26, 2019

David Douglas Kroll, 76, passed away peacefully after a courageous fight against cancer on June 26, 2019. He was born in Enid, OK on June 15, 1943 but spent his formative years in the Chicago area. He graduated from Lion’s Township High School and Wentworth Military Academy.

David moved to South Carolina in 1963 where he attended the University of South Carolina. It was during this time that he fell in love with the Gamecocks, Sandra Simpson & her famous fried chicken. David & Sandra married in 1968 and enjoyed 51 years of marriage. In 2017, after being diagnosed with cancer for the second time, they moved to Vero Beach, Florida to be near their only child.

An active member of Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church since 1992, David was a lifelong member & past president of the Mt. Olivet Lutheran Men in Mission. He remained an avid Gamecock fan until the end. David loved traveling, especially cruising, reading historical fiction & elevating the game of Mexican Train to a competitive sport. Above all, he cherished his family and his role as “Bobo” (Grandpa).

David was preceded in death by his parents, William & Mary Kroll. He is survived by his loving wife, Sandra; their son, Chris and his wife Tracy; his grandsons, Zachary (fiancé, Shelby Lanza) and Connor. Also surviving are his brother, Dr. Stephen Kroll (Joni); his sister, Susan Zeff (Robert); a niece; four nephews; and a four-legged wild child named Petey.

The family will greet friends in the Fellowship Hall at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church in Chapin from 1:00 until 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2019. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 11733 Broad River Road, Chapin, SC. 29036.

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  • Visitation Saturday, July 6, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 6, 2019


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Mary Grether

July 10, 2019

I remember our childhood days when we would spend the summers at Grandpa (Bobo) and Grandma Scherry's house located in the cornfields of Ohio. Those days were precious. Say hello to Sherry.
With love,
Mary Jean

Mary Lucas

July 4, 2019

I am so sorry to learn of David's passing. Please know you are in my heart and prayers during this difficult time.

Ingrid & Marty Carson

July 4, 2019

We met David on the first Sunday we attended Mt. Olivette. His welcoming smile and words instilled in us a feeling of friendship and belonging. He will always be remembered as a kind, caring friend.

James Cameron

July 3, 2019

David was like my Big Brother while growing up with Steve during High School. Always looked up to him. RIP Brother......🙏

Nellie Woods

July 3, 2019

Sandra and Peaty, Chris and Family,
David was a great neighbor at Southwoode Circle, Chapin, S C.
He will be missed. It was fun to watch my dog, Joy and Peaty
greet each other, as we walked around the circle. They were
friends. I am sorry for your loss. God has a plan for all of us.
My prayers are joined with yours for peace, comfort and health.
Nellie Woods

Chris Lindler

July 3, 2019

Chris and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Lifting up prayers for strength and comfort for you and your family during this tough time. May God bless you.

Rhonda and Steve Owen

July 2, 2019

Dave was a wonderful next door neighbor. We will miss him very much. It was always great to meet up with him walking Peaty. Rest In Peace.