Blue Earth Bryce Arlyn Krosch, age 65, died Jan. 28, 2014, at St. Mary's Hospital, in Rochester.
Memorial Services were held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Jacobsen & Winter Funeral Home in Blue Earth with visitation from 4-5:30 p.m. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery at a later date. Jacobsen & Winter Funeral Home in Blue Earth assisted the family with the arrangements.
Bryce Arlyn Krosch was born April 7, 1948, to Marion and Sylvia (Sailor) Krosch. He grew up and attended high school in Elmore.
While attending school in Elmore, Bryce worked many jobs on the farm and for local neighbors; walking beans, bailing hay, milking cows, cleaning barns and working in a gas station. Bryce also worked in the school kitchen. He was involved with wrestling and E club through high school.
After graduation from Elmore High School in 1966, Bryce worked at Dehi in Blue Earth as a truck driver, then at Atom Ation Co with Bert Fiser as an automatic screw machine operator. Bryce was drafted into the Army in February 1968, survived basic training at Fort Knox, Ky., and spent just over a year in Viet Nam (enough said as he always told everyone) then finished two years goofing off at Fort Hood, Texas.
Bryce then entered Brown Institute of Minneapolis studying electronics. While going to school Bryce lived with his sister, JoAnne and worked 40 hours a week at a grocery store and sold Fuller Brush's. After graduation in 1971, Bryce started working at Telex in Blue Earth as an Electronic Technician and retired after 31 years in 2003.
On Dec. 7, 1974, Bryce married Diane Doocy Krosch, living together in Elmore with their children, Troy and Tina. They later divorced in 2003.
Bryce enjoyed doing small landscaping jobs, being in his many gardens, sitting on his patio drinking a Pepsi, watching the birds and most of all his hummingbirds, spending time with friends and family and taking vacations to Mexico and Florida. He was famous for his homemade chicken noodle soup as he served many soup suppers and just made it to share with family and friends.
Bryce is survived by his daughter, Tina (David) Marxen, of Blue Earth; stepson, Troy (Gretchen) Krosch, of Fairmont; granddaughter, Tierra; step-grandchildren, Brittany, Brady, Cierra, Courtney, Lee and John; brothers, Marvin (Myrna), Gwen (Bev), all of Elmore, Glen, Bruce (Julie), Brad (Lisa), all of Blue Earth; sisters, Lavonne Swearingen, of Kiester, Janet (Donald) Richter, of Onamia, JoAnne Fiser, Kathi (special friend Bob), all of Minneapolis, Loree (Dean) Vereide, and Darla (Jeff) Schaefer, all of Blue Earth; and numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and cousins.
Bryce was preceded in death by his parents; and four brothers, Merle, Beryl, Paul and Phillip.
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