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Douglas Arnold Krogh

February 3, 1954 ~ January 24, 2024 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Douglas Krogh Obituary

Douglas Arnold Krogh, 69, of Barnwell, passed away on January 24, 2024. He was born in Marshall, MI, on Feb 3, 1954. He lived in California and Tennessee before settling down in Barnwell in 1983.  He was predeceased by his parents, David Krogh and Phyllis Brindley Krogh, a sister, Mary, and a brother, David (“Dee”).

He is survived by four siblings, Marla, Mike, Nancy, and Vicki, and his three children, Tara Lanning (Jeff) of Waukee, IA; Josh Krogh (Kaitlin), of Davidson, NC; and Jordan McDonald, of Windsor, SC. He also had three grandchildren, Will and Lia Lanning, and Callum Krogh.

He ended so many phone calls by saying, “tell those grandbabies I love them.”  He loved his land in Snelling, and before his health began to decline, he was always puttering around with various projects on his property. He built furniture, created a small fruit orchard and vegetable garden, cared for cows, horses, pigs, and chickens, built treehouses for his kids, and created a swimming pond in his back pasture that was a highlight of his older kids’ childhoods in the early 90s. He was a jack of all trades, adept at teaching himself car repairs, homebuilding, and anything else that sparked his interest. He was interesting to talk to because he was conversational on so many different topics. He enjoyed learning, and teaching as well. He was always up for helping with school science projects, and he taught his son to play guitar, sparking a lifelong love of music. He had an entrepreneurial streak; after leaving employment with Carolina Metals, he owned his own gas station in Elko for a time. He had a soft heart for those in need of a hand up or who were down on their luck. He was moved by late-night infomercials to sponsor children living in poverty in Africa, and his kids remember him taking turkeys and Christmas gifts to some of his coworkers’ families during the holidays. He was frugal to a fault, but he couldn’t stand to see kids going without. More kids called him “Papa Doug” than were related to him by blood; he loved them all.

Special thanks are due to Ashley and Harrison Fickling, for helping to care for him at home in his final months. Towards the end, he was bedridden and his greatest desire was to pass in his own home rather than a nursing facility or hospital. We are so grateful that he got his wish.

Cremation services will be provided by Folk Funeral Home, and the family will mourn privately. If anyone wishes to share stories, memories, or condolences, the family will gratefully receive and share them with each other. His daughter Tara can be reached at

He will be missed and remembered in love, always.  

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