Rudolph H. Kromke, 95, a resident of Parsons Presbyterian Manor, died at 11:06 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, at Labette Health. His wife, Bonnie (Kinsch) Kromke, preceded him in death in 2002.
He was born Nov. 25, 1926, at Chaseburg, Wisconsin, a son of Rudolph and Martha M. (Koplin) Kromke. His family moved to La Crosse, Wisconsin, where he graduated from Central High School. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served three years in the National Guard during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in the Philippines. Following his discharge he moved to Chicago and was employed at Foreman Printer Co. for 34 years, retiring in 1985. He moved to Parsons in 1986.
On Oct. 10, 1969, he was united in marriage to Bonnie B. (Kinsch) Allen at Chicago. She preceded him in death on Aug. 15, 2002.
He was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church. He was also a member of French Island Post No. 417, American Legion, and Thomas Rooney Post No. 1530, Veterans of Foreign Wars, both of La Crosse, Wisconsin. He was a Green Bay Packers fan and enjoyed yard work, big cars and buying lottery tickets.
Survivors include a brother-in-law, Danny Kinsch of Parsons; two sisters-in-law, Lonnva Dutton and her husband, Dean, and Mary Kinsch, both of Parsons; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his son, Rudy Kromke; three brothers, Fred Kromke, Leonard Kromke and Hubert Kromke; and five sisters, Alma Kromke, Ledna Kromke, Hazel Kromke, Laura Kromke and M.J. Kromke.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Mason officiating. Burial will be in East Bethany Cemetery with military honors given by Brown-Bishop Post No. 704, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, with visitation from 2 to 4 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to Brown-Bishop Post 704 and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.