Charles Walter Kron


(Feb. 23, 2006)

Funeral services for Charles Walter Kron, 84, were conducted Monday, Feb. 27 in the chapel at Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery.

Services were by the Church of Latter-day Saints, with military rites by Natrona County United Veterans Council and the Wyoming Army National Guard.

He died Thursday, Feb. 23 at the V.A. Hospital in Cheyenne.

He was born Jan. 1, 1922, at Owl Creek, just outside of Thermopolis, son of Carl and Eva (White) Kron. He was raised and went to school in Midwest and Glenrock.

After school, he entered the U.S. Navy and served from 1940-1946. During World War II, he served on USS Savannah IV, which was part of the largest task force sent out by the U.S. Navy. The Savannah was the first ship to open fire against German shore defense in Salerno Bay. The Savannah was bombed by a German plane, and Charles lost many friends.

After military service, he went into the construction business for himself in Glenrock. Later he moved to Powell where he was a long-time resident working for Powell Ready Mix. Then he started his own drilling and exploration company in the Big Horn Basin in 1980. He retired in Riverton.

He loved the outdoors — hunting, fishing and camping. He was a member of the VFW.

Survivors include two sons, Chuck Kron of Bodfish, Calif., and Bob Kron of Glenrock; two daughters, Jolene Williams of Newcastle and Lari Lowndes of Glenrock and their spouses; a brother, Bob Kron and wife Jean of Casper; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to the Cheyenne V.A. Hospital or can be left at Bustard’s Funeral Home and Crematory in Casper, which is handling arrangements.