Casket bearers will be his grandsons, Joe, John, Matt, Justin, Josh, Ethan, Mitchell, Ketzalli, Axel, Atzin and Parker.
Jim was born in Clinton on August 26, 1937, the son of Elmer and Myrtle Nelson Krogman. He married Audrey Stolk on June 13, 1956, at St. Irenaeus Church in Clinton. Jim farmed the family farm in Clinton County, and farmed in Jackson County until retiring in 2004.
He was a member of St. Mary’s/St. Joseph’s Church, Sugar Creek, had served as a trustee for Hampshire Township, and had been a member of the Andover Volunteer Fire Department.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing cards, hunting and fishing.
Jim is survived by his wife, Audrey; five children, Michael (Mary) Krogman of Clinton, Kevin (Karen) Krogman of Delavan, Wisconsin, Brian (Denise) Krogman of Preston, Stacie (Isidoro) Dondiego of Clinton, and Patrick (Becky) Krogman of Forreston, Illinois; 18 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, with a baby on the way; six stepgreat-grandchildren; two stepgreat-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Jean Petersen of Clinton, Bonnie (Robert) Richmond of Goose Lake, Gail (Joseph) Claseman of Clinton, and Starla Bielek of Clinton; a sister-in-law, Lois Farwell of Preston; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jeffrey; four brothers-in-law, Glenn Petersen, Chuck Bielek, Art Farwell, and Don Stolk; and a sister-in-law, Jewel Stolk.
A memorial has been established.
Online condolences may be left at papefh.com.