Doug Kroger

April 12, 1959 - April 12, 2017

Visitation: Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, with family present from 4 to 7:00 p.m.
Service: Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Canton Lutheran Church.

DougKroger 2     Douglas Dean Kroger, age 58, passed away on April 12, 2017.  Doug was born to Paul and Anna (Behring) Kroger on April 12, 1959 in Sioux Falls, SD. Doug graduated from Canton High School and married his high school sweetheart Barb (Olseth) on August 4, 1978.  Doug worked for Bierschbach Equipment and Supply for 30 years, serving most recently as branch manager in Sioux City.  Along with his wife, Doug raised three children and shared his hobbies with them.  His tender heart and warm personality were the perfect fit for welcoming six grandchildren into the family.  He is survived by his wife Barb; children Jesse (Steph), Robin (Adam) Anderson, and  Calvin (Allison); grandchildren Taylor, Jase, Bridger, Brooks, Thea, and Camden; siblings Jeff (Dawn) Kroger, Alan Kroger, and Paulette (Doug) Olseth; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

            Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 15th at 10:30 a.m. at Canton Lutheran Church, Canton, SD.  Visitation will take place on Friday at Anderson Funeral Home from 2-8:00 p.m., with family present from 4-7:00 p.m.


26 condolences have been left

  1. Barb, Jesse, Robin, Calvin & extended family so sorry to hear of your sad loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Such a great guy!

  2. Barb and family, We want to express our deepest condolences. We can’t come to the Funeral due to me having surgery on my leg. Kirk and I really enjoyed Doug company, he was a hoot to be around , and always made us feel welcome no matter where we were , Kirk was telling me a story where he painted Doug pickup truck back in the 80, They started on a Friday night and ended up finishing up an early Saturday Morning. We will always have wonderful memories of him , we will keep you close to our heart. May God Blessed you and your Family.

  3. From the class of 1977…Barb and family you have our deepest sympathies. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Dear Barb and all of Doug’s family,

    We are so very sorry for your sudden loss of Doug. You’ll be in our prayers especially in the next few days as you experience visitation and the funeral. May God’s promises of eternal life with him, and the love of family and friends give you supernatural comfort.

  5. Barb, I am so sorry for your loss of Doug. What a great guy! I have wonderful memories of him and our high school years together at CHS. As I get older, I realize more profoundly how blessed we all were to share that time together and grow up with friends that cared for each other deeply. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Gail Eiesland

  6. Dear Barb and Family,
    I have bought lots of equipment and supplies from Doug over the years and he always went out of his way to help us out and make sure we were taken care of. He became a great friend and always took time to come to our company holiday party and charity fundraiser. He always brought something to donate for the charity. All the guys were heartbroken when we heard of his death. For the past 15 years i have probably talked to Doug once or twice a week. He will truly be missed by everyone at Midwest Ready Mix.

  7. Sending a big hug to you all, hang onto those beautiful memories, Doug just lightened up the room when he walked in. Sending healing prayers to all of the family!

  8. Doug was a Good Friend of mine during High School, Football and the National Guard. We are having our 40th class reunion this fall. Doug will be missed.
    Unfortunately I am in San Antonio, TX till Monday and won’t be able to attend.

  9. Barb, family and extended family,
    Praying for you and your families that God will give you peace and comfort during these most difficult times. I did not know Doug as an adult as I moved from Canton SD in my early 20’s, but his sister Paulette and I use to play at each others house when we were kids and Doug was usually around and wanted to join in for some fun times. Doug sounds like he was the best husband, dad and grandpa..R.I.P. Doug..

    Signe Bunkers O’Connor-Centennial CO

  10. Dear Barb and family,
    You have my deepest sympathies for your loss. I have been reading the various sympathies on Facebook and have heard people talking about memories of Doug. I can see that the loss that Doug’s family, friends and community feel is tremendous. Please know that my prayers are with you and everyone who knew this well-loved man.

  11. I’m so very sorry for your loss, Barb and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Barb We will be with our kids and grandkids in MN for Easter. We are so sorry to hear of Doug’s death and what a shock it must be for you and your family. Just wanted to write a note beings how we can’t be here for the services. We want to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and we extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. God be with you and your family during this difficult time in your life.

  13. My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Doug. He was a very lucky man to have come from such a wonderful family!

  14. My prayers are with you Barb, and the family. I was very surprised at this! Things like this are very disturbing but God has a reason. I believe this with my whole heart. Thinking of you!

  15. So sorry to hear of the passing of Doug. He and my brother Kevin were best friends in school. Spent allot of time at our farm in those days. He will be missed by many. Rest in Peace Doug.

  16. My thought and prayers are with all of Doug’s family! May your happy memories of him bring a smile to you in these difficult days.

  17. Barb and kids, so sorry to learn of Doug’s death. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  18. Sending deepest sympathy to you and your family, Barb. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  19. Barb and family, I want to express my deepest condolences. Your loss is quick and no time to prepare, just know that the whole Canton community is here to help you through your grief. Barb is you ever need to talk I am here for you, Grief has many stages I know most of them.

  20. Such a tragedy that Doug had to leave us way too early in life. God help the family deal with such a difficult situation and comfort them in this dark hour. Yet take heart that he is in a better place. Godspeed, fellow classmate!

  21. Barb, kids, and extended family. I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Doug was a sweetheart, a great family man. He had a smile that could light up a room. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Godspeed Doug. Tanna and Todd Gries.

  22. I am at a loss for words during this sorrowful time. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.